Communication Stories

Communication Stories

When Kids Discover Pets
What happens if a pet is on your child's wish list this season? What if a pet is the only item on your child's wish list? Great! Your child has just given you the gift of being open to...
Fix It Fast with Nanny Stella
I have just seen the movie "Fred Claus" with Vince Vaughn, a comedy about the "not so nice," some would even say "naughty" brother of Santa Claus. In it, Fred, an adult...
Being an Effective Mom Means You Can't Always Worry
Hormones are raging! My fourteen year old daughter and I are driving in the car to one of her many events for which I am the chauffeur. I don't mind, because I figure it's the one time where...
CEO of the House: Let's Enjoy Today
Just when I was drastically beginning to regret my decision to NOT send my children to camp every week this summer because I wanted to spend every waking moment with them, I noticed the date on the...
Would Your Kid Flunk You? Be a Parent First
Before high school ended for the year and before final exams, I spent time talking and listening to Ventura County students on what academic grade they would give their parents and others as parents...