Tag Archives: Alyson Schafer

Pet Power

I don’t often talk about my children, but I want to share our family’s success with the care and feeding of two guinea pigs. I think it shows the benefits of applying Adlerian principles proactively.  Use Family Meetings My children (age 7 and 8 at the time) asked if they could have guinea pigs as […]

Making New Years’ Resolutions? How About a Family Report Card for 2013?

Happy Holidays!  I imagine a lot of you will be making New Year’s resolutions. I was thinking about how ambitious and yet ambiguous something like “have a better family life” is as a goal to set. How would you know if you did “better” in 2013 as a family? That’s when I remembered some interesting […]

Meaningful Family Holiday Traditions & Gifts That Give Back

Yesterday, my brother was telling me about a project he and my 11-year old niece came up with. They are spending time together making winter scarves and offering them as a thank you to anyone who wishes to make a donation to the Salvation Army. What a great father – daughter undertaking at this time […]