Parenting-Look for the good stuff

Parenting seems to be a life time activity. My children are now adults. Yet I find that the principles have not changed.  Look for their strengths. Catch them in the act of doing something right and then TELL THEM !!!!  Smile, pat the back, give a big hug, brag on them to others.  The heart and esteem glow and grow in such watering and fertilizing. 

Behavior is Communication - What is the real message?

I was talking with a social worker the other day. She works with adults and chlidren in a mental health department.  She said to me: “Every behavior is communicating something.