Posted on January 28, 2013
When our children are speaking to us about all of the injustice they face, like having to clean up a mess or not getting a playdate, they will often use those lovely trigger words “always” and “never.”
You never let me have playdates!
I always have to do more work than her!
Posted on June 30, 2011
In the fall I wrote an article about the importance of allowing our partner to change our mind, or influence our perspective. In this article I shared briefly about the work of Dr. John Gottman, a well-known specialist in the science of relationships. He lists a series of “principles” that are necessary for relationships to be successful…
Posted on September 27, 2010
Dr. John Gottman, a well-known couples counseling guru, has been researching the differences between marriages that are successful and those that fail for 35 years now. You might have heard that his research demonstrates that he can predict with around 90% accuracy a couple’s future success or failure after only minutes of hearing a couple discuss a recurring conflict they’re experiencing. A bold statement, truly. He jokes about not being invited to dinner parties often….no kidding….
Posted on June 1, 2010
Yesterday we took a day to honor “dad.” We gave love to our own dad, kissed our husband and let him “play” for the day, helped the kids make glittery cards, and carefully wrapped the gadget he’s been… Read More
Posted on April 1, 2010
I was fortunate to spend this past Saturday morning with some wonderful couples in my “Parenting Together” workshop. Being in the presence of their love and commitment, as well as their struggle and pain, was a truly beautiful… Read More