Making Nice

Sometimes as adults…we forget about making nice. As parents we have to focus on this effort. Helping kids learn the essentials of life. Besides please, and thank you – which is much much more than “no problem” – there are Read More …

Smile and Chat

It doesn’t take much effort, for most people, to just smile and chat. In fact, pretty sure if you can muster up the effort, life will be much more fun. Talk about the weather. Talk about the football game. Talk Read More …

Encouragement Works

All my life, I have known that encouragement works better than belittlement. Looking like you are irritated, annoyed, frustrated makes the other person feel bad. They internalize that feeling and then they fail to perform. Instead, smile, be open minded, Read More …

Winding Down

When you are relaxing, home after dinner this week, think about those who can’t start winding down yet – yes, the retail workers who are putting up with each and every one of our frustrations, blow ups and meltdowns. Be Read More …