Healing Perspective

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Raise Kids You Want to Keep

I came across this book by accident while doing research on how to write a book proposal. I thought it was a made up book. I typed it in to Amazon and it was real! 

How to Raise Kids You Want to Keep was written by Jerry R. Day, Ed.D. This book is amazing especially if you are having a hard time getting your kids to listen to you or if you have a major problem that you don't know how to fix. This book gives you ideas for behavioral adjustments that work. He even has a special section on how to deal with a child that has ADHD. I have a child that has ADD and it works with him just fine.

He gives about 10 different techniques for various issues. Some technique works better for specific types of children and as a parent you'll know if it will work for yours. It works to modify behaviors like, finally getting them to do a chore that you've asked them to do a hundred times, temper tantrums, disrespect, stealing, or bullying. 

You take very specific steps and change a behavior one issue at a time. It may take a little while if there are a lot of areas but the main end goal is to get your child to "live under parental authority." This will make parenting a lot easier.

I haven't read each technique yet but what I've read it is truly an amazing book to help you modify bad behavior in your child.

Leave a comment if you have any questions about the book.    

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Return to Love

Has anyone read the book, A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson?

This book changed my life. It helped me to see life in a whole new way. It made me realize what my focus was on which was all the negative in my life. But it goes much deeper than that. It teaches you to live a love-based life. It help you to see that every choice you make, rather you are aware of it or not, can be love-based or fear-based. If you become aware of your choices and thoughts, you can make amazing changes in your life. It can lead you to a life of inner peace and calm.

How many people have that in their lives? Not many I'm sure. This mindset works miracles! There is so much more to this book than what I've written here. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

I'd love to hear your thoughts whether you've read this book or not.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Personal Growth, Painful?

If you ask anyone that's been living with abusive or toxic relationships whether they want a better, healthier life, you'd hear a big yes. But actually doing the work to get there is almost too painful to try. You have to stand up for yourself and not allow the abuse to happen again. This takes inner strength which has been most likely depleted by the abuser. You need a concrete plan which is most likely derailed by the abuser. They always seem to be one step ahead. 

What can you do?

Heal yourself. One step at a time. Know your worth. Take responsibility for what path your life takes with every thought and every action. Rebuild your life. Any way you can.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What would you do if you had no obstacles?

Don’t die with your music still inside you.
                                                    --Wayne Dyer

Isn't this an awesome quote. 

Do you have something in your heart that you would love to do but too many things stand in your way? 

We let too many things keep us from following our dreams. It may feel impossible or you may feel that you have too many obligations to even begin to try.

I believe we all have a purpose and we need to follow that purpose. That purpose gives us strength and it's our gift to share with the world. When we are on the path to fulfill our purpose we are filled with a sense we are enough. We feel happy and calmer. We are giving our best selves to the world.

If it does all that then it should give you the permission to follow your dreams. It should make you feel obligated to follow your dreams. If you are meant to give this to the world and you don't then we are all missing out on something really special.

Don't die with your music still inside you. Go follow your dreams. Even small steps toward it will bust open doors to get you where you are meant to be.

What dreams do you have?

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