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Holding Yourself Accountable is Not the Same as Beating Yourself Up

Reading even one of my blog posts you’d pick up on the fact that I hold personal responsibility as a significant virtue. If we don’t hold ourselves and our family members accountable for our actions, then our chances for having a happy healthy functioning family significantly decreases. Recently I found myself indulging in the great injustice of beating myself up instead of holding myself accountable. I say indulging because our minds trick us into thinking that this mental…

Live With Integrity

About a month ago I was on the phone having a conversation with my older brother when I got the idea for this post, though I didn’t know it just yet. When talking to this man you know you will get a genuine and quality conversation. There is always a chance that you will be glued to your phone for three hours (or more). But the thing is, you won’t even notice the time because the ideas you…

Finding the Balance

I am fascinated with how people deal with their children. I find myself observing parents at grocery stores, play grounds, and other places. I actually get lost like a child does when they see something that makes their wheels turn. You know when your child is doing something and you are trying to talk to them but they can’t hear a word you are saying because they are so entrenched in what they are seeing. That’s me when…

To the Parents Who do it All (Part 2)

I ended up doing this post in two different parts because it got way too long. The more I dug into this, the more I wrote. I’m pretty sure if I had kept it as one post it would’ve been over four thousand words, verging on five, and no one has got time for that. In case you missed it, you can find part one here. Jumping right back in from where we left off last week: You Can…

Why Spanking Doesn’t Teach The Difference Between Right and Wrong

I wholeheartedly believe that the majority of parents that spank do so because they lack knowledge, patience and tolerance for disrespect, which is good. I believe that parents misunderstand the nature of their child’s behavior to be a personal attack. When in all actuality, it is their individuality struggling to emerge and develop. Spanking only speaks of our limits as parents, not their limits as children. I do not believe most parents spank in order to cause the harm…

How You Impact Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem is a crucial aspect of being a successful and functional individual. Unfortunately, most of the current parenting practices have pretty negative effects on the child’s self-esteem. I did not have a good self-esteem for a long time. I honestly didn’t know how bad it was until I read Nathaniel Branden’s – How to Raise Your Self-Esteem: The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence. This book slapped me in the face with truths that couldn’t be…

Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids

Parents are the foundation of the family. Their bond created the family. The way the parents interact teaches the child how to act in their own relationships. Not just romantic relationships when the child is older, but all of them, including the one they have with you. Your child learns by absorbing the interactions of the relationships surrounding them. Most people think, `if I show them love and kindness then they will learn how to be loving and…