Stories, Tips and Resources for Developing Your People-literacy Skills

Supporting Children to Find Solutions to Problems

Supporting Children to Find Solutions to Problems

Do you sometimes wish your teen was better at solving problems instead of blaming others, ignoring them wishing they would go away, or feeling defeated?  Do they demand that you solve their problem for them? Or worse do they complain and then storm off or shut you...

Here’s How to Stop Worrying as a Parent!

Here’s How to Stop Worrying as a Parent!

Listening to the news and watching TV gives us plenty of reasons to worry about our kids. How times have changed. We all want to protect our kids and make sure they’re safe and healthy. Where this can become problematic is when parents attempt to remove obstacles in...

The Parenting Habits Your Teenager Won’t Like!

The Parenting Habits Your Teenager Won’t Like!

As a teenager growing up, my parents were what I thought controlling. I remember as young kids we weren’t allowed to speak at the dinner table until all our food was eaten. The one vegetable I disliked was the brussel sprout, so you can imagine the silence that went...

How do You Develop Responsibility in Your Teenager?

How do You Develop Responsibility in Your Teenager?

Most parents dream of a responsible, independent teen—one that lends a hand with household chores without being asked, always calls to check-in and also hangs out with a good crowd of friends. But, in reality, all teens are going to drop the ball on responsibility...

How to Survive a Toxic Parent

How to Survive a Toxic Parent

A few years ago, I was facilitating a workshop and a participant asked me this question, “My mom is just an unintentionally toxic person. How do I handle my agitation around her coming to visit us over the next few days?” Toxic interactions can slip into family life...

How to Help Your Child Develop Empathy

How to Help Your Child Develop Empathy

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes.” My mum used to say this to me when I was criticizing someone.  You see, I think this quote is really all about empathy. So, what is empathy? Empathy is the ability to be aware...

How to Navigate the Social Media PEOPLE Mind Field

How to Navigate the Social Media PEOPLE Mind Field

Tips for Learning to Read People like a Book Online. There are over a billion people on Facebook and more joining each day!  With the increase of interest in social media, millions of people communicate through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This means that these...

Are you Addicted to being the Perfect Parent?

Are you Addicted to being the Perfect Parent?

Let me ask you a question. When you’re out with your kids is it important for you to look good? Or do you always like to be right? Or are you a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to your parenting style? Welcome to the world of addiction, or put another way...

How do you keep the ideal partner you’ve found?

How do you keep the ideal partner you’ve found?

You’ve seen the stereotypical couples nag and fuss at each other.  Forget that.  It is a choice, you know. This Blog is about never having to make any effort to change another person. REALLY!  The super simple secret is only focusing on bringing out the best in them!...

Why Your Relationships Aren’t So Great?

Why Your Relationships Aren’t So Great?

It is so important to distinguish the conversations your having about your life and relationships. Once you see your own behavioral styles and how your style might impact other people with opposite tendencies, then it gives you more power in the matter of choice – and...

Which Personality Style Do You Think You Are?

Which Personality Style Do You Think You Are?

Ever wondered what drives your behavior? For most the answer would be, "No, I just do what I do when I do it!" Have you ever wondered why everyone doesn’t think and act the same way that you do? Have you ever wondered why certain people do what they do? And have you...