I’d love to hear your thoughts on a wonderful post over at Zen Habits. Click through for the link and the context.
“You’d like to be a person who marks birthdays with timely cards or sends unexpected gifts, but seriously? You have stuff to do. So much stuff.”
Gretchen’s tips for calming anger flare-ups is certainly apropos for parents, given how effectively our kids find and poke our buttons (repeatedly). Brings to mind Stu’s classic advice (the Top Parent Hack of 2006!): ‘The problem’ is the problem — not the kid.
Michael’s opinion: “What separates Gottman from all the other parenting advice crap is research.”
My son and I had a troubling chat about one of his teachers the other day, and I see an awkward parent-teacher meeting in my future. I wonder if Gretchen’s hack coming up in my queue now is a bit of synchronicity? I thought you might be interested in my tips for liking someone better […]