The blizzard that buried an entire week might have seemed like a perfect storm of patience-destroying events — up to ten consecutive days with the kids at home, plus all the shoveling and re-shoveling, not to mention the drifts of wet clothes and boots in the house. Still, at PEP we like to look for the positive side of every situation, following the lead of Alfred Adler, who said, “Everything can also be different.”
To collect some positive memories of Snowzilla, we asked leaders of PEP’s current core classes, “What was the best thing, or the greatest benefit, of last week for you?” Here are their answers.
Michele Dausman, co-leader, PEP I: Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds, and mom to a son, 27, and a daughter, 26
Ashley Mattison, class assistant, Thriving with Teens, and mom to daughters age 13 and 9
Nici Pichardo, class assistant, Parenting in Perspective, and mom to a daughter, 17, a nephew, 15, and a son, 14.
Colleen Reed, class intern, Parenting Preschoolers, and mom to a 10-year-old son.
Dana Spencer, co-leader, Parenting Preschoolers, and mom to sons age 15, 13 and 9
Sonia Suter, class assistant, Thriving with Teens, and mom to a son, 14, a daughter, 11, and a niece, 17.
Wouldn’t this be a good time to explore the skills of being consistently happier and focused on the positive side of whatever the next storm brings? Positive Psychology: Building Optimism, Resilience & Fulfillment begins this Thursday morning, Feb. 4.
We’d love to hear from you: What was the best thing about last week for you? Share your answer in the Comments area below.
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