We’re at that time again when we celebrate Christmas.  I think that for some parents this must be the most stressful time of the year.  With the high unemployment rate, many parents will make the decision that eating is more important than gift buying.  The rest of us will go deep in debt in order… Read More


There were times in my experience as a parent when I became very angry with my kids. In most cases this anger was due to them not doing something I wanted them to do.  I’ve learned over those years that what was most important was how I expressed my anger to them.  I always felt… Read More


We’ve come to that time of the year when we celebrate Thanksgiving.  I have so much to be thankful for.  All my family members are experiencing good health.  My mom, in the beginning of the year, suffered a stroke.  Today she is doing much better.… Read More


Have you ever had the situation where you witnessed a kid out of control and the parent was at a loss? They didn’t know what to do. I’ve seen this play out many times in my lifetime and each time I was so close to intervening, but I couldn’t.  This did not concern me.  It… Read More


I think that I”ve had the most wonderful life.  It all began when I was very young.  My parents gave me a pill and it made me the most perfect person in the world.  I got the highest grades in school.  I went to the most prestigious college in the country.  I even married the… Read More


I’ve had many jobs during my 56 years.  I worked at a gas station , a fast food restaurant, a wallpaper manufacturer and even a banana company.  The one job that I think had the most influence on me was when I was a commissioned salesman.  This is not to say that I was the… Read More