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The Unintended Consequence of the Peaceful Parenting Movement

The Unintended Consequence of the Peaceful Parenting Movement

Back in the early days of my undergraduate social work program, we learned about “intended” and “unintended” consequences. Intended consequences are what you expected to happen. For example, someone starts some kind of social service program that trains unemployed folks for jobs. Intended consequence: people get jobs. Then we would have to come up with a list of unintended consequences. These might be positive or negative.

Back to School: 5 Ways to Have a Great First Week

Back to School: 5 Ways to Have a Great First Week

I was that kid who lived for back-to-school shopping. I didn’t always need new clothes, but I adored school supplies. Nothing made my day more than a brand-new pack of pencil crayons, fresh notebooks, and a set of those cool new Crayola markers in the “bold” shades - you know the ones - raspberry, teal, mustard yellow, that deep navy blue… Walking through Walmart now, my 9-year-old self would probably pass out at all the amazing options. I mean, sparkle markers? Yes, please!

Best of Thriving Families this Week

I recently started a 30-day blogging challenge. While I'm not going to do it all in 30 days, I will get those 30 blogs written! Here's a round-up of the 5 most popular blog posts since I've started.

1. The Bad Mom
Ever feel like the Worst Mom Ever? You're not alone. Read on for ideas of how to kick negative thinking to the curb

2. What Really Happens in Couples Counselling
A not-so-secret look inside the first session of counselling (spoiler alert: it's not as scary as you think!)

3. 5 Ways to Rekindle the Spark
When the flame has sizzled out, here's how to reconnect.

4. Added Value
Making those we love feel valued is one of the most important things you can do. Here's what to do.

5. How to Stay Calm in the Moment
Kids driving you up the wall? S.T.O.P. and then react.

There you have it. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, it has been a journey for me. Feel free to comment or contact me if you have topics you want to read about. And of course, if you're struggling in a relationship, whether romantic or parenting, please contact me to talk about how counselling or parent coaching can help you.