Relationship advice

How to Have a Successful Loving Argument

Jan 13, 2020 at 09:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

My first argument with David began as we attempted to make the bed. Really. He liked to make the bed military-style, and I wanted the sheets free for my continuously cramping.... Read More

10 easy steps to changing your relationship pattern

Jan 06, 2020 at 10:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

This the first article in a series about relationships. When I was in my 20s, I met my grand obsession. This man devastated me. Slowly, I decided to examine myself to cha.... Read More
Is Halloween a trigger for you?

Tricks, Trigger-or-Treat: Halloween When Food is a Problem

Oct 07, 2019 at 09:11 am by aGentleDrLaura

Halloween. Moan, groan, urghhh. I'll admit it. My problems with food ruined each holiday. Instead of celebrating the central idea within the holiday, all I could see was the f.... Read More

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 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

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