Sunday, May 30, 2010
Many parents struggle with understanding the reasons behind the lies that their children tell. Personally, I have several friends who are currently questioning whether or not lying is a developmental or environmental issues. How do you deal with the lies that your children tell and how do you teach them the consequences of lying in a manner that they understand?
Friday, May 28, 2010
Most major decisions in life require careful and detailed planning: buying a house or car, choosing a college to attend, going on vacation, etc. Although, many fail to prepare for one of the biggest choices we make in life-getting married. Watch the following video of Will and Jada Smith discussing their marriage plan.
Do you have a marriage plan? Or for those of you not married, do you have a relationship plan? If so, good for you. Keep up the good work, follow your plan, and update it frequently. For those without one, these questions/topics should help you and your spouse (or future spouse) create your own plan based on what you both want from the relationship.
This list is very short and is only a beginning to the conversation on how to tailor your own specific plan. Take the time to discuss these topics (and more) with your partner and refer to it frequently. It is expected that answers to these questions will change over time. Continue to foster your friendship and update it as needed.
As always, give me feedback on your opinions and/or experiences with the marriage plan.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"Friends with benefits"
Has EVER been in a relationship Has NEVER been in a relationship
Will NEVER be in a relationship again
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Research reports that between 50-61% of people maintain a friendship with an ex-partner. In addition, 14% of men and 13% of women state that an ex is one of their CLOSEST friends. The decision to remain close to a partner from the past can depend on a few factors:
- The existence of a friendship before the romance
- How the break-up occurred (likelihood increases when break-up is initiated by men or is mutual)
With outcomes like this, why do people continue seeing their exes?
Monday, May 24, 2010
Is misbehavior a result of making bad choices or is it a cry for help? Should we hold people
So, is bad behavior an act of self-sabotage?
The misbehavior of children is often explained by "acting out" due to attention-seeking, feelings of inadequacy, revenge, or exerting social power. Children garner some leeway depending on their age, cognitive ability and the act they commit. Should we apply the same to adults behaving badly?