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How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

In today’s increasingly hostile world, it is vitally important to teach your child tolerance. I live in a relatively conservative area of the south where tolerance is not always an accepted lesson to teach your children. When my son was in second grade, the elementary school he attended was having “dress up day” as part […]

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

It can be overwhelming thinking about everything your teenager needs to know to be fully prepared for college. You can’t foresee everything that will crop up during those first few years away from home, but helping your son or daughter master these ten life skills will ease the transition. 1. How to approach problems No […]

Watching Your Tone: How You Speak To Your Partner Can Determine Your Relationship’s Future

Watching Your Tone: How You Speak To Your Partner Can Determine Your Relationship’s Future

It’s not what you say, but how you say it. In his book, “The Relationship Cure,” Dr. Gottman reveals that when it comes to assessing the meaning of what their partners are saying, only 7% of that meaning comes from the spoken word, while 38% comes from tone of voice and speech patterns. Words that […]

7 Signs Your Partner Is Too Selfish For A Relationship

7 Signs Your Partner Is Too Selfish For A Relationship

Not everyone you find yourself attracted to is necessary cut out for a relationship. Unfortunately, some people have a long way to go until they’re compassionate and selfless enough to give out genuine love. Below, therapists and other relationship experts share seven signs the person you’re seeing is too self-centered for a long-term relationship. 1. […]

8 Habits Of Extraordinarily Healthy Families

8 Habits Of Extraordinarily Healthy Families

We all know at least one of these families: they’re superfit, they eat healthfully, they stay active together and their go-to dessert is fresh fruit. On the one hand, you would love to channel their mojo, but on the other, you can’t really fathom a kale-only household. The truth is, it’s easier than you may […]

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

When you ask someone why they split up with their spouse, they usually chalk it up to simply growing apart. “We started living separate lives,” they’ll say, or “The relationship simply ran its course.”  While those polite, canned responses may be true, there’s usually more to the story than that. Recently, we asked HuffPost Divorce […]

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that successful business strategies can be applied to other areas of our lives and recently — thanks to the arrival of my second son — had occasion to apply those strategies at home. Here are five things that helped get our chaotic household running […]

6 Ways to Help Your Kid Start a Business and Learn About Life

6 Ways to Help Your Kid Start a Business and Learn About Life

Don’t want your child to spend the summer watching TV, playing video games or complaining that there’s nothing to do? A summer business can be a fun way to encourage creativity and confidence. These business ventures aren’t really about making money. In fact, if extra income is the priority for the summer, a job is the […]

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to Get a Mate/Keep a Mate/Dump a Mate/Get Over a Mate—perhaps there are even tips on how to Moisturize A Mate—and yet so few words written on friendship, which is one […]

How to Improve Communication in a Relationship

How to Improve Communication in a Relationship

Clear communication is vital for any healthy relationship. The most frequent concern that I hear as a marriage counselor is that couples are struggling with communication. One or both of them is not feeling heard or understood. Frustration and resentment builds. Poor communication can be taxing on any relationship. Below are some tips for keeping […]