Q. How can I change my attitude? I am always complaining about life.
A. Start counting your blessings.
Q. I lack confidence when I face a situation
A. Knowledge creates confidence, the more you know about the situation at
hand, the more confident you become.
Q. Sometimes I feel that I am not worth it.
A. Think of how unique, one of a kind, and special you are. Find your purpose
pursue it with pride.
Q. I tend to blame others or circumstances for my shortcomings.
A. By being in control of your emotions, you will accept the consequences of
Q. I tend to give up easy when faced with difficulties.
A. Remember, the prize is at the end of the race, not at the beginning
Q. How can I improve my appearance?
A. By applying all of the above, you will look great
Q. How can I better communicate with my children?
A. Start listening more to what they say.
Q. My children tend to "forget" what I asked them to do.
A. Write your instructions on paper, and give them a copy of it.
Q. How can I encourage my children to help in the house?
A. Reward them for going "the extra mile". However, do not pay them for it.
Q. How can I enforce the rules in the house?
A. Be more flexible, remember that you also went through this stage.
Q. I have difficulty in resolving conflicts. What steps should I take?
A. Find the root of the conflict, keep an open mind, and give the other party
benefit of the doubt. Above all respect the other.
Teen Dating Violence
Q. How do I know that I am being abused?
A. When you no longer hung out with your friends, but only with his/hers.
Q. How do I leave an abusive relationship?
A. Get a support system, work on your self-esteem, try to brake up in a public
Q. I am continuously stressed. What can I do?
A. Find the cause of your stress, and deal with it.
Q. How can I relief my stress?
A. Exercise, and meditation works. You may also want to check your intake of
sugar, and caffeine.
Q. I feel insecure when looking for a job. How can I be confident?
A. Find your strengths and talents, and go sell them at the highest bidder.
Q. I fear to lay-off when cuts happen. What should I do?
A. Work on your work habits. Excellence in never unemployed.
Q. I seem to be always falling behind in my assignments at work.
A. Before leaving the office do a "To do List" for the next morning.
Q. I stopped my addiction once, but I keep falling back in it. What can I do?
A. Change your surroundings, stop seeing those who shared your addiction.
Q. Can I ever quit my addiction altogether?
A. Yes. Remember: Desire is 80% of achievement.
Q. I loose my temper often. How can I control it?
A. Find out if it is caused by habit or chemical imbalance.
Q. Why do I seem to be an "angry person"?
A. Find the reason for your anger, and deal with its root.
Q. I am deeply in debt. What can I do?
A. Seek professional financial counseling.
Q. How can I start saving?
A. When paying your bills, pretend that you are one. Pay yourself first.
Q. I can not make ends meet.
A. Reassess your spending habits. Try to live within your means.
Parenting at a Distance
Q. Should I tell my child that I am in prison, and when is the best time?
A. Yes. They deserve to know the truth as soon as they can understand.
Q. Should I continue communicating with my children while in prison?
A. Yes. You must at all cost through letters, phone, and visitations.
Q. Can I do something to prepare for reunification upon release?
A. By all means. Learn all you can about Parenting Skills before release.
Q. How can I stop making the same mistakes over and over?
A. Accepting responsibility for your actions is the first step.
Q. Why do I frequently find myself in a difficult situation?
A. Accept that every choice has a consequence.
Q. How can I control the choices I make?
A. By controlling your emotions, and not letting your emotions control you.