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