4 Secrets to Talking to Kids About Divorce

4 Secrets to Talking to Kids About Divorce By Kris Reece, Counselor, Divorce Coach Divorce is stressful for all involved. But for children it can have traumatic, life-altering consequences if not handled properly. The problem is the two people…

The Secret to Making Good Decisions

By: Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker Each of us has an innate ability to sense danger and respond—otherwise known as the flight or fight response. Our decision to stay and fight or flee is based upon a very strong emotion—fear. This…
,

5 Secrets Only a Step Mom Knows

It’s no secret that being a stepmom isn’t easy. And if you went into this relationship like most people, you were blind to the difficulties to come--the moments and circumstances that seemed to strike you when you least expected it. Even…

The Problem With People Pleasing

By Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker The Problem with People Pleasing Are you the one who is always such a great team player--your church knows it can call on in a time of need? Or you frequently come to your children’s rescue? Or everyone…

3 Relationship Killers

3 Relationship Killers Whether you are married, dating, engaged or single, exclusive, monogamous, cheating or playing the field, you are in numerous relationships. You relate to people all day long—be they kids, friends, co-workers, family…

3 Things Every Mom of a Teenage Daughter Needs to Do

3 Things Every Mom of a Teenage Daughter Needs to Do If you want a low paying, thankless, emotionally draining, time zapping job....than be a mom!  If you want to add a little bit of craziness and confusion....be a mom to a teenage daughter. Raising…

You Were Never Meant to Fit In

A sense of belonging is one of our greatest human needs.  From our earliest childhood moments, we just want to be a part of something.  We want to fit in. Think of the school-aged girl looking to be a part of the popular clique, or the young…
,

What Shocked Me About Being a Step Mom

Being a stepmom is not an easy job. Many times it is thankless, emotionally draining and time zapping. You work so hard to help these children navigate through the difficulties of their situation, and then they forget about you. Everyone likes…

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes We all know the pain of having made mistakes. We can be quite good at looking backwards and trying to determine where we went wrong. But it’s less common to be able to avoid making those same mistakes again…

Parenting After Divorce - How to Co-Parent when the Co-Parent won't Cooperate

From the moment you and your spouse said “I don’t” to your marriage, your children became confused, sad, angry and even traumatized. In knowing this why do so many parents not take the time to recognize what their children need help with?…