Being a parent: 360 degree feedback

Being a parent: 360 degree feedback

Being a parent is a wonderful gift but can also be challenging and demanding.  Have you ever asked your kids how they think you are doing as a parent. A friend of mine Kay recently asked her 15 year old daughter how she was doing as a mother and was interested to hear the response.     She was told she shouts  and waves her arms about a lot.  She wakes up every day moaning how busy she is but seems to spend a lot of time watching catch up TV.   At first Kay was surprised to hear this.…

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What is projection? A basic guide.

What is projection?  A basic guide.

A friend recently asked me to clarify what projection meant.  She was having relationship problems with her husband and feeling confused about her own feelings and the conversations between them. He would regularly tell her she was rubbish at her job.  In fact she was very successful and doing well at work.  He on the other hand was frequently out of work for various reasons including falling out with senior managers and not following instructions properly.  He would also accuse her of being selfish despite the fact that she was the main breadwinner during the marriage as well as taking…

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Goals and where am I now?

Until you know where you are then its going to be difficult to take meaningful steps towards where you want to be.  Quite often we kid ourselves and others about our lives, what we do, who we know, how successful we are or not.  Its all too easy to make things up to impress others or to bury our heads in the sand with the truth. Honesty and truth about yourself will set you free to open yourself up to happiness, creativity, success and freedom. I’m going to show you a little exercise I use with clients looking to make…

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