The Secret to Re-Establishing Trust

The Secret to Re-Establishing Trust

I know that, right now,  some of you are already thinking to yourself. I CAN’T trust my child. Their choices have me seriously questioning their thinking. Well, today, we aren’t talking about trusting them. Today, we are talking about trusting ourselves....
The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

“Looking back on it now, was there anything I did at the time that you think was either helpful or harmful in getting you through the challenges you faced after your arrest?” That’s the question I asked my child as I prepared to record Episode 6 of...
Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”   One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...
“Don’t Tell Dad”

“Don’t Tell Dad”

Have you ever heard those words? Whether the words came from your child or you, it’s a sure-fire sign that you are headed down the wrong path. I don’t say that in judgment. I say it because I’ve been on that path more times than I care to recall, and...
Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...