Tag Archives: power

Why we don’t need to (publically or privately) shame our children…(or anyone)

There’s a news story today about a father who punished his 13 year-old daughter after she sent what he judged an inappropriate photo to a boy.  He cut off her long hair and then videotaping her standing beside the hair as he described her punishment. It was posted to social media, although the father claims […]

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Finding Your Kryptonite… What Emotions do you Avoid?

One of my theories about people is that we spend a lot of time trying to avoid certain, specific, core, ouchy emotions   (based on Steven Stosny’s ideas about ‘core hurts’) What is a core hurt?  Sometimes we’ve spent so much time (usually when we were young) feeling unimportant, or powerless, or unloved, abandoned, rejected, worthless… that it’s like a huge […]

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