Entries in the Category 'Self-control'

Stop whining without yelling

March 31st, 2009 / 1 Comment

We parents talk too much. I suppose it comes naturally to us to talk too much.  When we tell our kids “NO” to having a cookie right before dinner and they begin to whine, we feel compelled to explain to them why they can’t have a cookie. When they continue to whine, we escalate our volume […]

Goal setting can be fun

September 17th, 2007 / No Comments

I am generally not a disciplined type of person. I am what my sister nicely termed “fluid.”  I don’t do well with setting goals because I lose track, then feel guilty for not keeping my goals. For people like me, setting very short term goals is a good way slowly ease our way to a […]