I recently had the opportunity to join Good Things Utah for a segment, Struggling to Be the Parent You Want to Be. In this segment we discussed unmet childhood needs, how those impact the way we parent, and how to reparent ourselves. In this episode we talk about: Signs that you have unmet childhood needs: 1) Constant worry and overprotection …
With all of the focus on physical health during the Corona Virus Pandemic, it’s easy to forget about our mental health. While we are focused on protecting our physical health by staying home, social distancing, and refraining from many of our usual activities, our mental health may suffer. The change in routine, social isolation, a sense of uncertainty, and increased …
It’s no secret that this time of year can leave us feeling overwhelmed. From buying gifts to decorating the home and making cookies, we often feel burdened by extra responsibilities. Here are 5 ways to manage holiday stress:
Do you sometimes find that your family members don’t get along? Do feelings get hurt and arguments break out? I recently sat down with my old friend Brooke Walker to discuss some strategies to improve family communication on BYUtv’s show “Family Rules.”
I recently sat down to discuss “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of what to do and say when a child comes out as LGBTQ. This can be a difficult experience for parents, especially if they are surprised by it. Here are some ways to show love and support (as well as some things to avoid):
Unfortunately, we often hear of destructive or violent act happening in our world. Should you talk to your child about the event? Or protect them from it? How much detail should you go into? I offer 5 tips to help your child deal with tragedies.
Couples often become frustrated when they find themselves repeating the same fights over and over again. If this sounds like you and your partner, here are some ways to break the emotional patterns we sometimes get stuck in:
Developing a close and healthy relationship with a romantic partner inevitably means that at times, both individuals will take missteps. While it’s normal to make mistakes, the way we respond to our own actions and words can either strengthen or detract from the relationship. When you find that you’ve said or done something wrong, here are some strategies to offer a sincere and meaningful apology:
Have you ever tried to mind read someone or were convinced you understood their feelings without even asking them? If you do this in your primary relationship, your thoughts may be sabotaging things! Here is a quick strategy to make sure your thoughts aren’t hurting your relationship.
Abuse is a tough topic to talk about, but it’s so important that we know signs to watch out for. While physical abuse is easy to identify, emotional abuse can be more subtle but can be just as damaging (while most everyone has mistreated their partner at times, we are talking about repeated and consistent behavior). Here are some signs of emotional abuse in marriage: