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Duct Tape Parenting: Part 1
Posted on March 5, 2013

I am currently reading a new parenting book by Vicki Hoefle called, “Duct Tape Parenting.” And no, the duct tape is not for the kids, it’s for us the parents. She literally means taping up your mouth when you have the urge to manage, to direct, to nag or to solve; taping up your ears when you hear tantrums or fights (to not provide an audience); and finally, taping your bum to a chair, to[…..]

Empathy for Kids
Posted on January 8, 2013

Although it may seem in our parenting culture today that we have become more empathic to our children’s emotions, I am here to tell you that in fact we’ve just found a new way not to be. Webster’s dictionary defines empathy as: “Identification with and understanding of the thoughts and feelings of another.” Today we are only comfortable with our children feeling one emotion: Happiness. Since we are only comfortable with happiness – sadness, frustration,[…..]

Children are Hardwired for Struggle
Posted on December 10, 2012

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Posted on November 2, 2012

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The Dalai Lama on Parenting
Posted on October 24, 2012

HHDL Cultivating, Hope, Wisdom and Compassion 10/13/12 from Middlebury College LIS on Vimeo. The Dalai Lama recently came to Vermont to speak at Middlebury College about Peace and Education.* I was not able to attend the talk, but I was lucky enough to hear His Holiness speak in Salt Lake City, UT, in April 2000. Although I was not yet a parent, I remember vividly his response to a question on parenting and how to[…..]

Krissy's lighthearted, humorous, gentle, and especially non-judgmental nature never failed to lift our spirits. I always appreciated her many stories and her use of metaphors to simply illustrate concepts which she felt we needed to deeply understand and begin to implement. I have worked in the medical field for almost 30 years now and have met many people along the way, but Krissy Pozatek stands out as one of the most gifted and talented people I have ever met. I wholeheartedly recommend her to "everyone" because I think that anyone would be lucky to have her as their therapist! We are forever grateful to her for her brilliant insights, her amazing skill at teaching us more appropriate responses, and most importantly, for helping us to heal our family. Susan P. (Parent of adolescent boy)
Having to send a child to Wilderness and then on to Therapeutic Boarding School was one of the lowest points of our lives and yet we realize now that we were truly blessed to have met Krissy. With her vast experience, eclectic knowledge, and abiding wisdom, Krissy has guided us through darkness and deep despair into the light and an ultimately successful outcome for our family. It has been an 18- month journey so far. During this time, she helped us “stay the course” when every fiber of our being wanted to “rescue our child.

 

Susan - California USA
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