Added by denny hagel on June 27, 2011 at 5:27am —
Have you taken your children to the movies lately? Or for those with pre-teens and… Continue
Added by denny hagel on June 19, 2011 at 9:00am —
Our children pay the price for what we deny in ourselves. My husband and I recently attended a social gathering where we were seated with two other couples we have known… Continue
Added by denny hagel on June 15, 2011 at 8:44pm —
My cousin, Susan, and her Mom, my mother’s older sister, drove from Cape Cod to visit us one day when I was around 10 yrs. old. We took turns during the… Continue
Added by denny hagel on June 13, 2011 at 9:34am —
Summer is almost here and depending on where you live this signals the end of the school year as well. Kids are full of excitement and anticipation of their time off, while parents begin to scratch their… Continue
Added by denny hagel on June 8, 2011 at 6:54am —
Raising co-operative children is key to a peaceful and pleasant home-life. …
Added by denny hagel on May 29, 2011 at 10:06pm —
When raising children the topic of children and chores will inevitably come up. Parents often disagree on whether or not it is a good idea to… Continue
Added by denny hagel on May 22, 2011 at 10:51pm —
Frustrated, stressed, overloaded, anxious…do any of these describe how you feel? Parenting methods and strategies have… Continue
Added by denny hagel on May 15, 2011 at 11:39pm —
What Do You Expect from Your Child? Have you ever considered the impact your expectations… Continue
Added by denny hagel on May 1, 2011 at 10:34pm —
Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am —
Does your child… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 17, 2011 at 8:23pm —
Whose life are you living... and passing on? Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, “How did I get here?” I think at one time or another we have all had a moment like that. I know I have. Continue
I recently attended “Be the…
Added by denny hagel on April 5, 2011 at 11:39pm —
Don’t you love how nature provides us with a specific time each year to enjoy new beginnings after a long winter of hibernation? Everywhere we look we see evidence of “new life” appearing. Buds on the trees, blossoms on the flowers and the… Continue
Added by denny hagel on March 22, 2011 at 5:33am —
Do your children know how to make lemonade out of lemons?…
Added by denny hagel on February 27, 2011 at 10:28pm —
Recently my grandson, Zach, age 11, announced he wanted to be an alligator wrangler! Although I am mindful to respect his journey as his own and make it a point to encourage him to experience all he desires in life, this one gave me pause.
It is one thing when your child says he wants to be a “fighter pilot” when he grows up. You can confidently nod in… Continue
Added by denny hagel on August 18, 2010 at 10:24am —
When I first became a parent, I remember very clearly my mother advising me to "choose my battles carefully". It was her belief, and soon became mine, that when raising children, you must not put yourself in a position of "dictator". "Growing up shouldn't be a battlefield" my mother would say.
Her words were always in the back of my mind as I was raising my daughter (now 32) and are still a very large part of my parenting philosophy as I now raise my grandchildren.
Added by denny hagel on May 10, 2010 at 5:10pm —
The word "empowering" is floating around the parenting community quite a lot these days. When asked, most parents are in favor of it.
When you speak to parents about educating their children about the principles of the law of attraction, most are in favor of it.
Parents love the part about their children thinking positive thoughts, choosing positive actions, and being grateful for what they have in their life. However, as you go further into the meaning and purpose of… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 11, 2010 at 10:21am —
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Parenting guides, parenting classes, and parenting coaches continue to flood the market at an amazing rate as a result of the time tested theory of supply and demand. There is a huge demand so the supply becomes greater and greater. Today's parents are aware of the difficult times our children face and are concerned. For the most part, the information on the market all have something of value to offer. Some offer methods while others focus on a specific area to address.
Added by denny hagel on February 11, 2010 at 3:04pm —
“There’s nothing new under the sun” is a commonly used phrase in the fields of psychology and self-help. It means that most every theory or philosophy has been studied, researched, and then presented to the masses in one form or another, some for hundreds of years. Authors and experts interpret these theories and integrate their insights and opinions, but the core information remains virtually the same.
What is new is the awakened attitude of millions of people worldwide. Human… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 23, 2010 at 6:43pm —