By

Sherri W. Fisher

Learn & Flourish Posts on Social

Have you seen how cool our social media is these days? In February every post was about how to Lead with Love. In March we are bringing you a little dose of inspiration, humor or both each day as Spring edges nearer. In April? Follow us to find out! Facebook Positive Edge Parent FB Group...
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Mind the Gap Year: We’ll Keep You on the College Track!

Hello, Parent of a High School Senior! This post is for you! Especially if your child has a history of school challenges, we can translate your child’s struggle into strengths and opportunities that are just what a college or university is looking for. During the first year of the COVID pandemic, uncertainty ruled the college...
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The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap to Resilient Caregiving

Taking care or needing care? Lots of us are feeling burned out about now. I highly recommend my friend and colleague Karen Warner Schueler’s new book on caregiving, The Sudden Caregiver. Karen has turned her own caregiving experience into a roadmap that helps caregivers thrive, not merely survive, no matter what else is going on....
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Are You a Destructive Responder?

Researchers have found that people use four key styles of responding to the good news of another person. Do you know yours? Imagine that your child has just told you they’ve been picked to be the soloist in the online choir. That’s epic! Think about how you could respond to them: “That’s great.” (It’s polite but...
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Getting Past “86”: A Dozen Ways to Unleash Your Parenting Grace and Keep Life Under Control

When I was a waitress at a local ice cream and clam shack, we often had people in multiple lines 25 deep waiting for their chance to eat summer fare. Some items regularly sold out. In restaurant-eze, they were “86” and people were out of luck. As schools open in various live, virtual and hybrid...
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When You Deserve the Apology: 3 Ways to Get a Do-Over

“I should have been a career girl.” My mother said this nearly every day as she carried laundry to the washer, wiped fingerprints off the bathroom mirrors and vacuumed up the bits of grass we tracked in on bare feet. She resented the boss who fired her when she became pregnant and the children who...
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Will This Make Us Look Like Bad Parents?

Anxiety can be super valuable by helping you to think of a worst-case scenario. While this can be scary, you can then make plans to prevent the scary thing from actually happening, or put a plan in place for managing the inevitable. Kids and adults with Executive Function difficulties often have anxiety challenges, too.  Too...
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Dare to Enjoy: Build These 4 Practical Skills While Having Fun!

What are you doing for self-help during this crazy time? Maybe it’s eating healthier, finding regular sleep rhythms or getting outside more. Brene Brown challenges us to “Dare greatly.” Elizabeth Gilbert entreats us to: “Be the weirdo who dares to enjoy.” But it doesn’t have to be weird or dangerous to have fun, and it...
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Three Ways (Not) To Be That Parent

When my kids were in 5th and 2nd grade, we made a big move. My new job was over an hour away from home. Every day was the Groundhog Day of commuting, program development, teaching, and “additional responsibilities as assigned”, even on weekends. Like many moms, I was proudly sharing my own oxygen mask and...
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How (Not) to Manage Your Kid’s Complaining

When I was twelve years old my parents told me that I needed to get a job and start paying my own way. This was their response to my wishes for nicer clothes, a newer bike and a family vacation involving boats. You’ll get those things, they told me, by working for them. They even...
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