We find ourselves in a very strange time. Talk of “fake news” and “alternative facts” challenge parents as we strive to help our kids understand the world and learn how to make wise decisions. Let’s take a few minutes to clarify two important words, fact and opinion. Merriam Webster’s definition of fact: Something that has […]
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Social justice offenses happen every day and close at hand. They include everything from jokes told about particular kinds of people, disrespectful/hurtful treatment, and stereotyping people of particular genders, backgrounds, and skin colors. When we are present and say nothing (act as bystanders) we support these offenses. When we speak up to disagree, we […]
We are our kids most important role model and they will probably remember this pandemic stay-at-home time for the rest of their lives. It’s a unique opportunity for us to demonstrate: Calm, thoughtful responses to all the challenges and frustrations we encounter. Great conflict management skills with our co-parent and others: respectful listening sharing our point […]
Original source: https://www.pesi.co.uk/Blog/2020/April/Pet-Loss-A-Particular-Grief How does grief affect us when it relates to an animal companion? An animal enthusiast himself, therapist and author Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio led pet loss groups for over a decade. To mark National Pet Month in the UK, he urges practitioners to appreciate the intensity of a grief that can often leave […]
Some moms who are working from home because of the pandemic are getting overwhelmed by the care needs of their kids, in some cases even while the same kids’ dad is working in another room without interruption. This may result from mothers traditionally being seen as the primary parent and fathers as the backup parent. […]
Domestic violence is about power and control—confusing love with the right to own one’s partner. Male power and control over women (patriarchy) is as old as civilization. Male gender role expectations still subtly (and not so subtly) prescribe dominance and aggression. These expectations are reinforced by messages that devalue women and girls: You run/throw/talk like […]
(Mass Appeal) – For you managers, supervisors and business owners out there who now have staff members working from home, this can be a very difficult time to ensure employees are doing what is expected if you’ve never extended your staff the ability to work remotely. Ken Dolan Del-Vecchio, founder of GreenGate Leadership, offers some […]