Posts Tagged ‘Self-Esteem’

Hold That Thought… the art of joyful distraction

(posted by Jeanne on 9-27-2011)

The first thing we should teach children in kindergarten is how to have a bad day. Or better yet, how to recognize that a bad moment or circumstance need not define an entire day. Most of us can recall when a ball-bouncing day deflated because of an inside thought or outside circumstance.

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Table Talk

(posted by Jeanne on 8-18-2011)

Table Talk
It’s important that meal times be peaceful and a time of refuge. For this reason I discourage parents from bringing up difficult topics or criticizing one another at the table. This is no time to bring up Read more »

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Whatever it Takes

(posted by Jeanne on 9-22-2010)


Whatever it Takes

When Lucy was in second grade she came home all worked up and began to tell us what happened on the playground. Charlie, who was in kindergarten at the time, was “jumped” by 5 of his classmates. Lucy and her friends came to the rescue and Read more »

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Do-Good Feel-Good Spiral

(posted by Jeanne on 6-30-2010)

Do-Good Feel-Good Spiral
The more esteem-able things we do, the better we feel about ourselves and others, and in turn, the more esteem-able things we do. I refer to this as a “Do-Good Feel-Good Spiral.” It’s an upward and unending Read more »

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Little Red Jeep

(posted by Jeanne on 6-20-2010)

Light & Sweet:
Don’t do desperate; it’s not becoming to any of us and is least likely to get us what we want.

Slice of Love:

Little Red Jeep

I first spotted my Grown-Up-Boy-Scout Chuck when he was driving a little red jeep back in high school. I bothered my friends (about how cute he was) so they bothered his friends (about how cute I was). Together they convinced Chuck to ask me out. We dated a bit and went to his senior prom. Yippee. Read more »

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