Our daughter was struggling to get out of bed this morning – struggling to get dressed, struggling to eat breakfast.  The trick to dealing with a scenario like this is to check yourself before responding (even if you have to fake that you are not frustrated). If we meet this situation with a sense of calm and trust natural consequences, we may be able to sidestep some possible landmines.

We discuss how to support your loved ones when they are grieving. Todd shares his insights after losing his mother last week.

Power School is an on-line resource that monitors our daughter’s progress at her school on a daily basis.  We must balance out the positives and negatives of such a resource and figure out what works best for both parent and child.

We also discuss the best way to create change in your life.  The answer is more simple than you think.  Sometimes it’s as easy as “do something different.”

Other resources

If you think there are times when we put too much educational pressure on our children, then check this out! Be U, Inc and Field School PTA are sponsoring a FREE screening of Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture on Sept. 11th @ 7:00 PM Click the link below to reserve your seat.http://cathycassaniadams.com/events/

Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click 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 have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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