Spring Fever

If you haven't discovered it yet, the behavior strategies you use with your children and students work with adults, as well. Behavior is behavior, and whether you are five or fifty-five, I believe all individuals do the best they are…

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Hold that thought. Three simple words; one underutilized strategy. So often, in an attempt to make things better, I make things worse by talking. I come by it naturally. My mother once told me, "Dan, God wouldn't put people in…

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Mother Necessity

For years, I have been motivated by the desire to change the behavior of my children for the better. Unfortunately, my boys didn't get that memo. They didn't share my goal, at least not in my way, or on my…

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EIQ

How's your EIQ? I am continually reminded of how important a person's emotional intelligence quotient is to parenting. I see emotional age as an individual's ability to appropriately exhibit or inhibit feelings, especially in times of stress. I had a…

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Stress Behaviors

I choose to believe most of us have good social skills when we don't need them. My momma taught me to treat others the way I want to be treated. For the most part, I do this when all is…

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Focus on the Good

Dont worry; be happy. This might sound good in theory, but it is quite hard to practice in my life. I have discovered stress triggers nasty behaviors in me. Then I obsess, and my misbehavior multiplies. Don't get me wrong,…

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Quality Time

Parents often ask me what they should do when their child misbehaves at school. I have many thoughts about this question, but my answers often circle back to the importance of quality time. The more quality time we have with…

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Eustress-Distress

Its a constant struggle the person I am vs. the person I want to be. It seems no matter how hard I try to build positive behavior patterns, I fight the momentum of my bad habits. I will often set…

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I Can See Clearly Now

My perspective is my reality, which at times, seems to cause problems. Of course, Im very good at seeing things my way. Ive had 50 years of practice doing so. Unfortunately, I forget the same holds true for others. Differing…

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