Parents, particularly of teens, often find themselves in a Gotcha War.  Read the Emotional Fitness Poster to learn more about these nasty  will struggles.

Gotcha WarriorIf you cannot do these things you need to strengthen you self-soothing skills.  Following the tips offered on this blog will help, but you may need more.  So if after trying my advice does not help, my more intense information can be found at  newest eBook:


Self-Soothing, Create Calm in Your Life

An overload of social media increases stress and makes you more vulnerable to Gottcha Wars.   I am offering all my blog readers a newsletter so when you can choose  to by-pass some or all blog posts .  The newsletter will link you to the most popular blog posts of the two previous week, add some  news, poster coaches, jokes, and resources.


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Life is difficult and you will meet Gotcha warrior here, there, and every where.  Practicing  the Daily Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises builds you ability to stay calm, an essential Gottcha War strategy.  This final poster will remind you of those exercises.


 As usual for all you do to support me, thank you.



The first: My advice is just that. Although based on what are called evidenced based practices, the is no guarantee it is the right advice for you and your family. Experiment, try my exercises, if they are not useful to you try another parent adviser.

The second: I have dysgraphia, a learning disability that peppers my writing with mis-spelling and punctuation errors. All my books are professionally edited. Not so my blog post. Although I use all the grammar and spelling checks, mistakes slip by. If they bother you, seek another source of support for life’s less savory moments.   Life is to short to let problems you can avoid annoy or stress you.

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