July 20, 2016

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Kids ‘like the other parent better’ because (get ready, this needs to be said and then changed within you – I’m on your side!) – kids like the other parent better because you are insecure, dislike and resent the other parent, and, are competing with them for the love o...

July 19, 2016

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"Don't grab," I said as I grabbed something one of my kids had just grabbed from another. One day I noticed the irony, the ridiculousness, and the ineffectiveness of what I was doing.

With some pondering, I came to the understanding that when my kids beha...

July 17, 2016

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One day, in joyous rebellion,  

I drove the tractor 2 miles down country roads to the local store to get a treat. I had my younger brother in tow - standing precariously perched beside me while I rolled down the road grinning like I was in the Grand Prix. I was 13...

July 15, 2016

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Peers pressure because they want collaborators, not because they ‘like’ the one they are pressuring. After all, would anyone pressure someone into something that they know spells trouble if they really liked them?

Over time, these ways of parenting help children stay so...

July 8, 2016

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There was a man whose mother tried to smother him to death. It seemed natural to him to hate her, but his hate was hurting him, not her. 

He said he would do some inner inquiry but that he hated her and nothing could change that.

At the end of the work, he...

July 7, 2016

Be An Ex-Know-It-All

Sadly, I have a lot of experience with a know-it-all in my life – me. I began to notice something really interesting about the ‘know-it-all’ and stress, and this is what I found:

The ‘I don’t know’ mind is the best cure for stress. And I don’t know m...

July 7, 2016

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There is a remedy for bullying – it’s called Self-Inquiry and it ends bullying without ever speaking to the bully.

But first things first why would a society agree to bullying?

In a strange way, we’re conditioned to think ‘that’s just the way some people are’.  Worse yet...

July 6, 2016

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Kids are bored for the same reason we are – we believe we know what will provide pleasure/entertainment and fulfillment.

Presence is the simple cure for boredom.

Try it. In the next ten minutes, pay close attention to every detail of what you are doing. If you are washin...

July 5, 2016

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Temper tantrums in children cause major stress in parents.

We all know it doesn’t help to be stressed when a child is.

Temper tantrums happen when ‘I want’ meets ‘I can’t have’ (just like in adults). Temper tantrums are the ego developing and/or sustaining itself (just l...

July 4, 2016

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They are a part of creation in the same way we are. They came at a different time than we did.

A clear understanding of this puts us as equals at different ages with different job descriptions. While it is our job to give them a social and spiritual understanding of lif...

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