What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

Lesson #3 – Empathize, Don’t Antagonize I don’t remember when, but sometime between getting married and the birth of my third child I became aware that my first reaction to problems was to go into ‘problem solving mode’.  Can any of you relate to this?   What...
What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 2

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 2

by Drew Soleyn Lesson #2 – Coach more, control less I grew up involved in sports.  In the process, I had a lot of coaches. Some good, others…well, not so good.  I eventually went to Western and was coached by Larry Haylor, who was later inducted into the...
What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I say full because since we’ve had kids (twin 6 years old’s and a 4 year old) time has seemed to pass exponentially quicker.  There never seems to be enough time, and too many items on our list of “to do’s”. So slowing down,...
When Big Days Blow Up on You:  Preventing holiday meltdowns

When Big Days Blow Up on You: Preventing holiday meltdowns

by John Hoffman Not that I want to be a Grinch during the season of good cheer but… Here’s one of the less pleasant realities of being a parent of little kids. Sometimes the days that you really, really want to go well are the ones that really, really, really don’t go...