Resilience

Resilience or How to help your child overcome adversity

Feb 04, 2019 at 10:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

Resilience is a fancy word for how well you bounce back, rejoin your life, and overcome whatever hardship you face. People often think of resilience as something innate that y.... Read More
Coleman Life Coaching Office

Everyone can be a hero if you learn to thrive

Jan 03, 2019 at 07:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

When I first learned to read, my Dad turned me loose in the children’s section of our public library. I was free to choose any book I wanted. I chose biographies, autobi.... Read More
New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions for Perfectly Imperfect People.

Dec 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm by aGentleDrLaura

Last night my husband and I watched a movie starring one of my favorite movie and television heroes. Handsome, brave and headstrong, sometimes rude, and yes, afraid of heights.... Read More
Christmas

Christmas Thoughts for Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Dec 20, 2018 at 08:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

In 1977, when my youngest was 2 years old, I took a psychology class that hit me right smack dab inside my perfect parenting prejudices. I had them! Too many shoulds I believe.... Read More
Parenting Anger

Parents Corner: Three Steps and Five Questions to Turn Parenting Anger into Parenting Success

Dec 17, 2018 at 08:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

 Everyone gets angry sometimes. But there is anger and then there is destructive anger in your home. Most of us don’t want to harm our children. And one way to prev.... Read More
Child rearing

Six Steps to Problem Solving with Your Child

Dec 07, 2018 at 01:00 pm by aGentleDrLaura

In last week’s column, I explained how I developed a way to help our wild child. This involved walking him through a series of six question whenever he broke our rules,.... Read More
Communicating With Difficult Children

Parent’s Corner: Effective Strategies for Communicating With Difficult Children

Nov 29, 2018 at 08:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

When my children were babies, I talked with them as if they were adults. All the time about everything.  “Now I’m going to give you a bath.” Or “T.... Read More
Parenting

Parenting Through Black Friday While Wearing Your Dysfunctional Family

Nov 21, 2018 at 09:30 am by aGentleDrLaura

I’ll admit I have my own stories of feeling the pressure to buy to excess for my children. To make up for the poverty, deprivation, and abuse of my childhood. And to mak.... Read More
A perfect Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Thoughts for Parents Recovering from Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse

Nov 15, 2018 at 09:00 am by aGentleDrLaura 2

We have all faced the pressures of advertising and the media and viewed the pictures of the perfect parent creating this grand feast of beautiful, delicious foods. We've read.... Read More

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