Weekend Reading | Jun. 26

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Surviving Summer with Intense Children

Here are some helpful hints for keeping the fun alive by reducing the potential for meltdowns, sibling arguments, and non-compliance this summer.

My Search to Find a Trust-Based Daddy

This story is about me though. I came from a very dysfunctional family. My father had left the home before I was born, and I had been raised by a loving aunt and uncle. Yet, it was a topsy-turvy family where I was left to make my own rules growing up. These issues were brought into the relationship when Debbie and I married. I had difficulty connecting emotionally, and typically used a very authoritarian parenting style with our children. I had learned the strategies of TBRI®, had a great head knowledge of them, but found it very difficult to employ them consistently on a daily basis.

Missing in Action

Some of us are missing in action. Like a molting snake we’ve slithered from the constraints of a skin that no longer fits; we’ve lost ourselves caring for others. Our souls shrivel from ungodly self-denial we splatter with spiritual clichés and masquerade as selflessness; we surrender to our own extinction.

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