Happy New Year! 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. However, I am grateful that I am still here to see 2021 and I am looking forward to a year where things can get back to normal. For me, normal means traveling and socializing in person with friends and family. It also means putting on a suit and going back to a courthouse instead of zoom court dates in my office. What is your normal?
The way you treat your partner has a significant impact on the likelihood of a split. If you are unable to talk about difficult subjects and withdraw and stonewall your partner, a divorce may be looming.
Moreover if you treat your partner with contempt and you overly criticize them, your relationship has a higher likelihood of failure. Be kind.
Gleaned from “8 Things Science Says Predict Divorce” by Shana Lebowitz (Business Insider 2018)
Set Your Child Up For Social Success!
Individuals who treat others with kindness, respect, and compassion are better liked than people who exhibit boorish behavior.
We naturally want to be around people with good social skills and avoid those whose social skills are lacking.
Begin building your child’s interpersonal skills by teaching them to say please, thank you and you’re welcome.
Tell them to use “please” when they make a request. “Thank you” when they have received something and “you’re welcome” as an automatic response to “thank you.”