Pamela Reynolds

Rebellious Mothers-in-Law
Confidence

Rebellious Mothers-In-Law

There has been a tremendous amount of talk about mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. The fascinating part is that nothing ever changes. I wrote a book on the mother-in-law daughter-in-law dilemma which took over fifteen years of research. I interviewed people at the beginning of those years and at the end and I got the same results. To be honest, I was shocked.

Learning How To Fight Nicely
Children

Learning How To Fight Nicely

I think we might be low on encouragement. We all need it and want it, yet most of us most of the time never get it. Are we all so deprived, or tired that we can’t muster any kind words for each other. I know there are so many times I’d rather lash out at someone, in order to diffuse my anger. It might be that a bit of encouragement would surprise us, and disarm us in the process.

Compassion
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Compassion

I am convinced that most of us believe we are not understood and that others don’t have enough sympathy for our trials and tribulations. There is a disconnect between what we say and do, and how others interpret that. Put another way, what we say and do is not always easily understood by others. Many people retreat from our conversations, confused with our words, and possibly insulted.

Perils of Judgement
Courage

Perils Of Judgement

The revelation of my estimations, took me by surprise  one day. Outwardly I keep most of my opinions to myself. I may join a discussion but I attempt to remain neutral for the sake of keeping peace and also to keep from hurting someone’s feelings. There are times when the disagreements turn into a confrontation, but being set in my ways keeps me strong in my viewpoints. This allows me to stand firm in my sentiments.

Going Back
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Going Back

As we grow, most of us learn from the mistakes we made. We can’t admonish ourselves too much because we can’t always recall every second of our reasoning at that time in our lives. I am not giving any of us excuses but life is not about counting the wrongs as much as it is about acquiring knowledge. There are such tough lessons, that perhaps we might have absorbed sooner, but actually we must be content that we made the finding at all.

Living Knocks You Down
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Living Knocks You Down; Faith Picks You Up

How easily our lives are changed, and how swiftly we fall down. We begin to feel like summer grass, or fall leaves caught in a turbulent wind. I’m sure there isn’t one person who hasn’t experienced a devastation within their lives. Many people love to joke and say we don’t get out of this world alive. I would add to this, we don’t get out of life without scars. Some scars heal while others develop infections and drag on with the healing process.

Payback
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Payback

Likely our first thoughts after someone hurts us, are the manner in which we can get even with this person. Either we conceive of ideas, to commit actions or words, that will emphasize our retaliation. Probably our hearts are racing, and we fill up with anger. It might be difficult to contain our attitudes, which affect everyone in our vicinity. The fault we conceive lies with the person who hurt us.

Interpretation
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Interpretation

We might interpret the smallest atom in a far different way in your review, versus my review. Clearly, most of us have not come to terms with the enormous amount of differences of opinion on every available subject. Some of us are supercritical, and judge with eagle eyes. It is our job to find mistakes. Others like to slip things by stretching the norms a bit. I suppose that is where most of our questions find themselves in jeopardy.

Kids Blossom With Love
Children

Kids Blossom With Love & Two Parents

There is an onslaught of advice regarding parenting skills. If one attempts to find information, they will probably be inundated with more than they wanted. Sifting through all of this information is next to impossible. I must admit it is interesting, and it provides so many interesting views on discipline and nurturing and ways one should go about it. The limitless supply of help leaves one confused regarding the implementation of it.

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