My daughter once asked me, “Mom, what is the best thing that’s ever happened to you?” I immediately answered with what most parents would say, “Well, of course, the day you were born!”
I’ve been at my job for a few months now, and I haven’t made any friends yet. I feel like no one cares about me as a person. How can I make connections with people and turn my co-workers into friends?I
It’s good that you want to feel connected to people at work. But, at the same time, be realistic about the nature of work and the nature of friendship.
Work is a place where we get things done, where we join our talents and efforts with other people to accomplish things — to produce goods or services. And we get paid to do so.
My brother does nothing but complain about life. I love him, but I am tired of listening to his constant whining – is there something I can say or do to help him? Or to change the direction of our conversations?
Wedding bells are ringing. Birds are singing. It’s time to plan the details surrounding the day you say YES to the love of your life. But what do you do when one side of the family is not particularly fond of the Catholic Church? Here are a few suggestions that might make it a little easier on everyone.
Our son is constantly disobeying us. The last straw was this week when he gave some friends a ride even though we’ve expressly forbidden it. Grounding hasn't worked, lectures haven’t worked — I’m thinking of having him stand on a corner with a sign the way I’ve seen on Facebook. Is this effective? Is it accountability or shaming?
Our daughter is 5 and she’s developing quite a temper. There are toys thrown and doors slammed in anger. I think we need to crack down on this behavior early, and punish her when she misbehaves. I believe we need to take away toys and TV. Sara wants to stick with timeouts, but I think they are ineffective. We’re fighting about this all the time.