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Tough Love - When Do We Need It?

Dr. Paul

Sometimes parents wonder---Do I need to be “tougher” with my son or daughter? The parents of teens continually consider whether they are being clear enough, firm enough, or tough enough. It can be a daily question. Read more about Tough Love - When Do We Need It?

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What a great summer!

Dr. Paul
Pacific Northwest summer sunset.

Warm, dry, and beautiful most every day. It will be a season long remembered. As the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, September comes into view. School will be starting in a few weeks. When I was a child, I loved getting school supplies—pencils, paper, crayons, and binders. Like most kids, I liked school with its predictability and structure. Read more about What a great summer!

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Working Harder and More - Left Feeling Tired and Worn?

Dr. Paul
Photo of woman taking a break from work.

Lately, I have been hearing more from friends, colleagues, and my patients about how hard they are working!—and how tired and discouraged they sometimes feel. It’s not that they don’t like their job, they just feel like they have too much of it, not enough time to do it in, and by the weekend they are out of gas. They have the impression that the assembly line has been slowly speeding up—and now it feels impossible to keep up. Read more about Working Harder and More - Left Feeling Tired and Worn?

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The Successful Parent

Dr. Paul
Photo of daughter and mother.

A Family Talk reader sent me a delightful email last week. She shared a text message she received from her daughter, a college student. It went, “Hope you have a wonderful day mom. I love you so much and you are truly my best friend! I can tell you anything. I can’t wait to come home and see you every day. Love you so much….”. Her mom wrote to me, “It does not get much better than that as a parent. In my eyes that is true success!” Read more about The Successful Parent

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