34 years in this business has taken me to some great places across this country. Rockford, IL, Aberdeen, SD, Stevens Point, WI, Kansas City, MO, Anchorage, AK, Dallas, TX, Enid, OK and now Fort Smith.
With kids going back to school, you worry more than ever about your kids.
You're worried they won't be smart enough, liked enough, or even happy enough Here are five tips to prevent that anxiety from leading into the depression.
• Trust the facts. Look at what's actually occurring and you'll find that the worried feeling you have is irrational.
• Stop over-identifying with your kids. If your child gets into an argument with another kid, it doesn't mean you're a bad mother. Stop personalizing events that aren't your fault. You are not your child and your child is not you.
• Think positively. Something negative happened once. It doesn't mean it's going to happen again. Learn from the mistakes and grow intellectually. Think positively about how the day will turn out, and it probably will.
• Stop blowing things out of proportion. This happens when you exaggerate the importance of your child's errors. Focus more on their strengths.
• Keep an open mind. Stop seeing things in black and white. It's unrealistic. Look around the room you're in right now. Is it perfectly clean? Is everything in it's proper place? Absolutes do not exist in this universe.