Posted by: frankjwalker | August 21, 2017

A Good Parent Celebrates

 

A good parent…

Celebrates success and doesn’t hold on to mistakes.

This parenting thing is all about ups and downs.

One minute you so excited that you’re little one is taking their first step. Then the next thing you know they are mobile and knocking things off all the shelves.

You love that they start talking but are crazy when they won’t stop.

You like that they love to color but not on the walls.

We as humans have a tendency toward remembering the bad stuff and forgetting the good.

Hold on to the good that children do. Revel in all of their accomplishments and victories.

Remember them and repeat them to your kids as they grow.

They are good because you are good and above all God created them good.

Check what God said in Genesis chapters one and two. Your kids need to be reminded of the good they have brought into the world by just being who they are. You know and I know that the rest of the world is a mean and nasty place and family might be the only place they here about the good.

Sure they will make mistakes. But don’t we all?

Love them and nurture them with good positive reinforcements and celebrate their successes.

Here is the entire list:

A good parent…

 

  1. Is available.
  2. Is loving but firm.
  3. Is willing to ask for help.
  4. Is the grownup not a friend.
  5. Loves without conditions.
  6. Is consistent.
  7. Has a plan.
  8. Takes care of their kids needs, they know their kids needs.
  9. Celebrates success and doesn’t hold to hurts and mistakes.
  10. Is not afraid to admit mistakes and move on.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 20, 2017

Three weeks until the Marriage Retreat

Please sign up soon. Limited space.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 18, 2017

Depression Hacks Part 4

 

Hack your Depression

 

Get involved with people.

Join a group, volunteer and get involved with people. Do you have a hobby? Find like minded people that share your interests and join in with them.

Hobbies groups, team supporters, civic clubs and going to church are all sources of being with people.

Getting involved with folks takes the emphasis off of your slump and gives you companionship and support.

In these groups be of support to others. Helping is just as good as being helped and lifts your mood.

Feel the support of the like minded group.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 17, 2017

Depression Hacks Part 3

 

Hack your Depression

Face to face talk.

I’m a therapist so I’m a big advocate of good counseling.

Talk to somebody, but make sure that the person you talk to brings you up not down. There are a whole lot of people that want to join you in your downer mood.

Find someone to give you positive support and advice.

Pastor, priest or a professional counselor. Get the help you need.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 16, 2017

It Is Back To School Time

Prepare Yourself and your kids for School

I know, I know, I don’t want to bring it up but it’s back to school time.

Stores are selling school supplies and the ads all feature fall clothing. So prepare yourself and your kids for the coming school year.

Parents your attitude affects the way kid’s think about school.

Talk to them about school and tell them your own positive experiences in the classroom. If you had bad experiences in school temper that with what school is supposed to be.

Too many kids come to class with their parent’s prejudices toward school.

School is one of the most important parts of your children’s lives, encourage a positive attitude and have a positive attitude yourself.

School is not just about grades. Grades are important.

However, the biggest thing that school teaches is how to get along. School teaches us to be citizens of this country, how to cooperate and how to participate in something larger than ourselves. School is about relationships and a shared knowledge.

Parents should model for their kids how they should act and react in school. Talk to them about teachers and how to get along with them.

Kids need to know that there will always be someone who will have expectations of them. There will be teachers, supervisors and bosses wherever they go.

Talk about bullies and what they can do to help themselves survive tough situations.

Build your child’s self esteem so that it will be hard for the bullies in school and in the rest of their lives to tear them down.

Set goals and expectations for your child in school.

Your child needs to know that you put value in their education. They need to know that they have responsibility to the school, their teachers and to you to do their best. Education is not just the school’s responsibility. Parents are the primary educators and must be a positive influence in the education of our nation’s children.

Summer has gone by fast. Another school year is upon us.

Let’s do all we can to make it a great school year.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-115

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | August 15, 2017

Depression Hacks Part 2

 

Hack your Depression

 

 

  1. Eat a healthy diet.

I know, I know I said the word diet.

I’m not talking restriction here but just eating healthy. The junk you head for when your stressed and down only increases the depression. Sugar, salt, greasy foods all contribute to your depressed mood.

Eat healthy, feel healthy and get past your dark mood.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 14, 2017

Decorate Your I Love You

 

Decorate your I Love You

It is so easy to say I love you.

I was watching a music program on TV the other night and almost all the contestants said how they loved the judges and the judges said the same in return. Did they really love each other? Probably not.

It was a nice sentiment yet when the rubber hits the road are those singing contestants going to be calling up the celebrity judges in the middle of the night to have heart to heart talks. Probably not.

Let your I love you really mean something.

Decorate your love language. If you love someone put some reasons behind your love. Put meaning to your words when you say I love you.

Say I love you, because. Show your I love you in your actions.

Decorate those I love you words with the true meaning that the words and your loved one deserve.

You are not a person that does not mean what you say.

So don’t say the words without decorating them with the full meaning of what you are saying.

Decorate your “I Love You”.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

 

 

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | August 13, 2017

Retreat Invite

 

This is your personal invitation. Come enjoy a nice day on the central coast and renew your marriage.

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

 

Posted by: frankjwalker | August 11, 2017

Depression Hacks

 

Hack your Depression

  1. Change the way you see the future.

Depressed people have lost hope for the future. Here is a key to the problem. You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future so why not have a positive attitude about it. Only time will tell and time can be the answer to the depression you’re in now. Time will change and you can be changed.

Get over your negative beliefs about what may or may not happen and think positively.

No one knows what the future holds. So why not think good will happen

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

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Posted by: frankjwalker | August 10, 2017

Throw Kindness Around…

confetti

Throw Kindness around like confetti

 

Most of us are pretty stingy when it comes to giving praise, honor and compassion and kindness.

We think others don’t deserve it.  They haven’t earned our our praise.

Generally we are pretty negative people.

We don’t trust and are very wary of people.

Hey, try to change that and give a little kindness to the world.

Things are negative enough as it is. Why add to all the bad stuff?

Throw some kindness out there in the world.

Even better use kindness like confetti and throw it all around.

Throw your kindness to the wind. let kindness get caught in peoples hair and get carried away.

Spread it around and maybe it will be contagious.

Maybe someone will throw confetti kindness your way.

 

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Frank J Walker LMFT

1617 Main Street

Cambria, Ca. 93428

805-395-1155

fjwalker.walker@gmail.com

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

walkertherapy.org

Frank’s books are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Vlog @ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

 

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