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Typically pessimists respond to problems by believing these three things:

It’s Personal– They blame themselves for an event that has occurred.

It’s Permanent– They think it will never get better.

It’s Pervasive– They assume failure in one area of life means failure in life as a whole and that failure is happening everywhere and can’t be stopped.

Do we carry some of these traits?  Does it affect our parenting?  We discuss this and offer options for turning these thoughts around.  

We also discuss a few scenes from The Shawshank Redemption and Terms of Endearment.  

We answer a listener’s question regarding a rivalry between her two sons- (ages 8 and 10) and how we almost lost Goldie the goldfish.

We are facilitating our next virtual retreat! It’s called “The Good Life” and it’s in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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Other resources discussed on the show-

The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 Other notes:

Click here to find Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent 1 & 2click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @ comments@zenparentingradio.com

Tree of Life Chiropractic Care has some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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