Being overwhelmed by your newsfeed?
Give yourself a treat, go to UPS Dogs Facebook page, otherwise, continue with:
1. your typical routine to avoid "catastrophizing" ("the sky is falling!")
2. tap into yourself to monitor when you've become saturated
3. do something good for someone else (get depression fighter)
4. feel the feelings instead of avoiding them because it costs too much, emotionally, to avoid them
5. control the controllable,
6. reach out to others if you are overwhelmed
If your kids become aware of the same kinds of things that concern you. Teach them how you cope.
Remember, for every sad, bad, horrible, really awful thing you see on the newsfeed, there are a million wonderful, happy, wonderful, glorious, miraculous things are happening that the news cameras aren't covering. Be heartened. It's not as bad it seems.
Ashton Kutcher reminds us that email is the "to do" list that other people have for us. Spend the first hour of your work day listing "realistic" goals for the day, send out your own "to do" list for others and then, react to the emails you've received.
We discussed the Georgia Supreme Court's decision that essentially said the babies conceived through IVF have no fathers. I've written an article about the dangers of IVF in terms of genetic disorders, autism and other life-changing conditions.
Female teachers and inappropriate relationships with their elementary, middle and high school students.
It's much more frequent than you may realize. Do you need to warn your kids about "what" it might "look" or "feel like" if a teacher approaches them for "more than a teaching relationship"?
Listen to the show for more information about the reasons for this incredible increase in female predatory aggression, the "double standard" in terms of prosecution and the signs your child might be targeted.
Kids, Costumes and Halloween
Read the article I wrote about the developmental nature of kids and their fears. It will explain their fears about masks, costumed characters at theme parks, Santa, the Easter Bunny and clowns.
See you next Sunday!
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