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Strategies for Handling Her Silent Treatment

  Have you ever given someone the silent treatment? You know how it happens. Someone says or does the wrong thing to you. Maybe they’ve not met your expectations. Or worse yet, they may have misjudged you. Such actions or inactions may have made you feel mad (which covers over feelings of hurt), sad (which […]
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How To NOT Say, “I Told You So.”

I sometimes want to tell my daughters “I told you so.” Have you ever been there? You see the decision your daughter is about to make. Your heart does the “mommy cringe.” The next thing you know, your mouth instinctively spouts what she needs to do. What’s your daughter’s response? She either shoots you a […]

Abuse Prevention: Parenting Tips

Stopping any kind of abuse is an admirable goal. My Patois-accented Jamaican mother would tell me about life and say, “Prevent(ion) is better than (a) cure.” To me that phrase meant that if I took steps to lessen the likelihood of an adverse occurrence, then things would be way better for me. However, my mom was […]

Listening Comes In 3s

Have you ever watched the waves come up onto the shoreline? If you look very closely, as the swells get closer to shore, the waves come in clusters of three.   The same can be said for listening. The closer you want to get to someone, the more you’ll need to do the following three […]

Top 3 Ways to Listen Better

In a prior blog post I shared on LinkedIn, I discussed how Listening Comes in 3s. Now, let’s look at how to apply those three ways of listening physiologically, volitionally, and emotionally more effectively.   Remember the three waves?   So, when you are listening in the emotional realm, there are three key questions to […]