I have worked diligently over the past few weeks to create a free eBook containing five critical conversations that help parents broach tough topics, repair past damage, and create loving communication practices for the future.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.
When you have to confront your child’s teacher about a problem, it’s natural to be a bit anxious. So how do you approach these difficult situations? There are specific things you can do before, during, and after the conversation to increase the odds of a successful outcome.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
I (April) learned some powerful lessons this past month, and I share the (somewhat embarrassing) stories in this podcast with hopes that you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes and have some aha experiences of your own!
My son Kyle was diagnosed at week 11 of my pregnancy with Trisomy 18, a fatal genetic disorder. We had two young daughters, and sometimes it was hard to know what to say to them about something so big, but I’m so glad we didn’t keep the truth from them.
If you or someone you love is going through depression or anxiety, I HAVE to introduce you to my virtual mental health coach, Dr. David Burns. This recent podcast of his is amazing, and it will help you and your family.
How do you deal with stressful situations in a healthy way? Rachel Nielson has a simple, effective way to handle frustration without resorting to negativity.
I will probably battle bipolar disorder all my life. As such, I have chosen to speak more openly about it. I am trying to overcome the social stigma of mental illness, which is challenging because it attacks a person’s core identity.
Each of us has “secret disasters”–moments that feel impossible, but no one ever sees. When we can learn to see these disasters as opportunities for beautiful change, we’ll welcome them with open arms.
Unfortunately, trials in life don’t wait for the right season or holiday to pass before coming. Many experience difficult challenges during what is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.”
The Rent Collector reminds us that hope and redemption can be found in unlikely places, and that happiness comes not from our possessions but from our connections to the people we love.