Jason travels a lot for work, which means I am often acting as a “single parent.” When he comes home, all the rules go out the window and it’s like a vacation for the kids. My son told me he likes his dad better than me because “Dad is more fun!” I need some changes.
After graduation from college, my daughter told me she no longer believes in God. What can I say to her that will help her think more deeply about this decision?
I love my job and earn a great living, but my new boss is demanding and unpredictable. He’s starting to dominate my thoughts and emotions. What can I do?
It’s natural to start obsessing over a bad boss. You must control your thought life or your thought life will control you. It’s a battle, and these disciplines can help:
I’m an administrative assistant for two attorneys who are both partners in a law firm. I’m often in a position where they’ve given me too much to do and the work needs to be prioritized. Neither one sees his work as being “second.” How do I juggle their demands?
You’ve got three problems: overload, ambiguity and two “me first” bosses. Three solutions are communication, coordination and clarity.
Our daughter is in high school, and Mary and I don’t have the income sufficient to set up a college fund. I paid for my own college education with part-time jobs, and I think our daughter should do the same. I am not willing to take on debt at this age – she has years to make up the money; we do not.
When you and your parents disagree about what you should study in college (and they are helping to pay for it), both sides need to make a conscious effort to be respectful and truly listen to the other. Consider this:
As parents, it is in the job description to care about the future of their children – to do everything they can to help you become successful. Realize their desires and concerns are rooted in the great love they have for you.