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  • “My teenage daughter won’t listen to me.”

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    April 22nd, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

     

    " Lately, I look in the eyes of my daughter, and it feels as if I'm living with a stranger. I don't know who she is anymore. All I'm trying to do is keep her on a good path – get her to do her homework, do a few chores around the house and stay away from kids who are a bad influence. I'm her mother. That's what I'm supposed to do. But she doesn't see it that way. She fights me tooth and nail on everything. I punish her, and her behavior gets even worse. It's as if it has become her life's mission to make my life miserable. And she's doing a damn good job of it. I didn't raise her to be this lazy and disrespectful. I'm at my wits' end."

    This woman, Kathy, is a normal mother and just wants what's best for her daughter. What mother doesn't? This challenge certainly isn't unique to Kathy. Millions of parents believe in their heart of hearts that they know what's best for their children and will stop at nothing  to keep them on the right path. After all, it's for their own good.

    Or is it? continue »

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  • “I cry every night because I feel I failed.”

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    March 24th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Can you imagine beating yourself up that much? What's happening in this woman’s life that she feels so much pain and disappointment – about herself? Is it a factor of her actual circumstances, or of her expectations? It’s actually a combination of both, but overwhelmingly, it is her personal test of pass or fail. It is the criteria she uses to determine if she was a good person each day.

    This woman, who we’ll call Beth, is a spectacular individual – smart, determined, loving, hard-working, thoughtful and beautiful inside and out. Seriously. She has raised five intelligent, confident and balanced children. She lives in a beautiful home, has a kind and loving husband and works diligently in a demanding, but rewarding job.

    That right there is enough to qualify any woman as enormously successful, wouldn’t you agree? But here’s the kicker. continue »

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