Marketing Your Peacemaking Practice: Do you know about the funnel? — Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

In this excerpt from my interview with Rackham Karlsson, I discuss the marketing funnel: I swung into private practice the late part of 1989, beginning of 1990. I was a social worker in a medical setting. I was unsatisfied with the quality of service in that setting, as a result swung into private practice. I did […]

via Marketing Your Peacemaking Practice: Do you know about the funnel? — Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

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Stepmom vs. Stepdad

Just a question to throw out there since I’m wide awake in the middle of the night…..lol

Do any of you feel that there is a double standard with stepdads vs. stepmoms?

On TV shows, radio and even reading articles it always seems that the men that “step up and step in” to raise another mans child/ren are the most amazing people on earth yet the stepmoms still seem to get the short end of the stick and dealing with a whole lotta hell.

I’m not personally saying that they have it easy, but just noticed that there definitely seems to be a divide and I wondered why? Is it as bio-dads really don’t have as many issues as bio-moms do with regard to someone else helping to raise their children? Do they simply move on quicker and not hold as much bitterness?

Any opinions on this would be interesting to hear. TIA!

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Stepmom, Bonus Mom…..Smommy….who am I???

….well….I am me!

I am a VERY important adult figure in the lives of two wonderful little boys that are now my stepsons. Married to their Father whom I love DEARLY, I have embarked on the ugly AND beautiful life of a Smom. I am not out here to steal the “womb factor” from anyone. Not here to down other step-parents or bio parents…nothing like that. Just here to attempt to offer insight, knowledge, experience, some tears and some laughs with those that are sharing the same path and enduring the roller coaster that is step-parenthood. There will be parenting stuff, step-parenting support and stories, recipes, educational info, child development info, local course/workshop info for Vancouver, BC, Canada as well as everyday ramblings.

Feel free to join…comment…like!

All my posts are linked to a Facebook Page so if it’s easier to follow there, go for it!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/astepforwardcoaching/

stay-strong

SHARED: Psychopaths Often Have Relationship Issues — Parental Alienation

By Rick Nauert PhD “Psychopathy is linked to antisocial behaviors including callousness, lack of empathy, pathological lying, manipulation of others, self-interest, superficial charm, and impulsive behavior,” says Holder. “Therefore, it is no wonder that a psychopath’s intimate personal relationships tend to struggle.” The study determined that those who scored higher on a measure of psychopathy […]

via Psychopaths Often Have Relationship Issues — Parental Alienation

SHARED: A positive message for children during a breakup — Focus Mediation blog

Driving to work on my way to mediate with a separating couple, I heard a song playing on the radio by James TW called, ‘When you love someone’. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bf3CJZ4hvg. The song is about a child’s parents splitting up. The video is cinematic and well worth a watch (please follow the link). The parents talk to […]

via A positive message for children during a breakup — Focus Mediation blog

SHARED: Psychopaths Often Have Relationship Issues — Parental Alienation

By Rick Nauert PhD “Psychopathy is linked to antisocial behaviors including callousness, lack of empathy, pathological lying, manipulation of others, self-interest, superficial charm, and impulsive behavior,” says Holder. “Therefore, it is no wonder that a psychopath’s intimate personal relationships tend to struggle.” The study determined that those who scored higher on a measure of psychopathy […]

via Psychopaths Often Have Relationship Issues — Parental Alienation

SHARED: Co-Parenting with an Abusive or Narcissist Parent: Court Ordered Abuse? — The Long Term Effects of Parental Alienation

Unfortunately, co-parenting gives an abusive or narcissist parent a clear path of unintended court-sanctioned abuse, power and control of the ex-partner and the children, instead of protecting the well-being of the child. Co-parenting can give rise to all sorts of emotional terrorism when involving an abuser. Abusers find out quickly ways to control you as […]

via Co-Parenting with an Abusive or Narcissist Parent: Court Ordered Abuse? — The Long Term Effects of Parental Alienation

SHARED: The mental state of parents who seriously abuse children through alienation — Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation – A Potentially Serious Mental Disorder L.F. Lowenstein The experiment which follows is based on 15 years of study of alienating parents and having measured their personality traits in three areas: psychoticism, neuroticism, and empathy. The test used for this purpose was the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire which already has norms for the average […]

via The mental state of parents who seriously abuse children through alienation — Parental Alienation

From BC? Please sign!!

Hi everyone,

I just signed the petition “Hon. Mary Polak: Spousal Support:  Support change not spouses.” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

This IS a local, British Columbia, Canada, petition which will go to our Langley MLA then on to Christy Clarke then hopefully through the processes to be passed to law.

For those of you that are directly effected by this or your friends or family are, you will already know how impossible this is for those we love who are trying to do the right thing for their children and family.

Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/hon-mary-polak-spousal-support-support-change-not-spouses?recruiter=631836659&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

Thanks so much for your support!