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Need “Feeling Words” to Help You Communicate?

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Need “Feeling Words” to Help You Communicate?

Click here to Roger Tirabassi’s list of “Feeling Words” or visit ChangeYourLifeDaily.com for all Couples Resources.

2014 Life Coaching Packages

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2014 Life Coaching Packages

Becky Tirabassi, certified Life Coach, can encourage you to reach specific short or long-term goals. She has a series of packages available — in person, over the phone, or by Skype. Her packages range from hourly to packages of 15-minute sessions (from once a month to once a week). Click here to review all packages.

Intervene When Your Instinct Tells You…

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Intervene When Your Instinct Tells You…

In the past few years, I’ve had numerous conversations with parents of teens and preteens from all over America regarding bullying, underage drinking, drug overdoses, suicide, pornography, and dating. Yikes! Do you have any idea of what is going on in our nation’s neighborhoods and schools?

Most of us, unless we have kids that age, don’t realize the seriousness of the issues boys and girls are facing today. And even if your kids come from a secure and stable home, the kids whom they sit next to everyday in class might be struggling for any number of reasons. A parent in today’s culture cannot be naive, under-informed or intimidated to talk to his or her kids.

I continually think of myself as an awareness advocate. And in this role, I’m growing more convinced that parents must talk to their kids about everything– even if it is uncomfortable.

On one of my most frequented websites, DrugFree.org, I found the following advice:

“If you are at all concerned about a child – or even just have a bad feeling – you can and should intervene by:

* Setting tighter limits with clear consequences

* Getting outside help and support if necessary

* Having productive conversations with a child — remain calm, share your concerns and listen.

* Closely monitoring your child’s behavior and activities.”

In fact, the article on intervention strongly suggested: “It’s imperative that you intervene as soon as your instinct tells you that something is wrong.”

I think parents are often afraid to overreact; they don’t want to confront school administration, nor do they want to embarrass the family name or disrupt a child’s schooling for treatment or relocation. But if you overheard the conversations I’ve had just this week, I know you would be moved to action.

I encourage you to make one little change that will have a big result in a young person’s life: start reading and watching news stories about teens and addiction, depression, today’s drugs of choice (prescription or street) and their rampant availability, to the very youngest students, bullying, alcohol abuse and its relationship to sexual assault on college campuses…and see if you aren’t inspired to do something in your community to change the culture!

 

Source: http://www.drugfree.org/intervene

How to Raise Healthy, Whole Tweens and Teens

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How to Raise Healthy, Whole Tweens and Teens

10 proven and practical ways to raise healthy, whole tweens and teens in a sex-crazed, binge drinking culture.

1. Talk about the trends…

2. Speak about your past in age-appropriate language…

3. Be committed to pray and fast for your kids…

4. Make Jesus a friend of the family…

5. Talk to your kids like you would the neighbor’s kids…

6. Treat and teach respect for differences…

7. Discipline your kids using their ideas…

8. Make fun a part of every day…

9. Don’t do or say anything you don’t want them to do or say!

10. Don’t be afraid to say “no’ but…