Necessary Conversations / parenting

How to Raise a Confident Child

Confidence is the ability to trust or haveĀ faith in someone or something, including oneself.Ā ParentsĀ hope to raise aĀ confidentĀ child who will launch into becoming anĀ independently functioning adult. Ā Less confidentĀ children have higher rates of failure-to-launch. In early stages of life, it is the responsibility of the parents to take a very directive approach toĀ help shape the child’s understanding … Continue reading

Necessary Conversations / Second-Hand Shock / Uncategorized

Mental Illness: A Communicable Disease?

There has been an enormous amount of press and publicity about the Ebola virus and the lives this terrible communicable disease has recently claimed. The current statistic reports that presentlyĀ the Ebola death toll nears 1,000 people worldwide. Thank goodness, steps are being taken to overcomeĀ this horrible killer. Lots of discussion, awareness, worry, work, research and … Continue reading