About ME to WE
If you've been catching the re-runs of Sex and the City lately,
you may have caught an episode where Miranda, a fiercely independent
woman and diehard New Yorker, resists the prospect of moving to
Brooklyn for the sake of her growing family. Living outside of
Manhattan is simply not who she is, but finally she realizes it
isn't just about herself anymore. It's also about her husband,
her toddler son, and yes, their cat. She chooses the square footage
and back yard of Brooklyn for the good of the family, for the "we" they
This "we" thinking doesn't just apply to homes, cars, or other
big decisions families make. Thinking "we" rather than "me" also
applies to bedtime power struggles, sibling rivalries, and other
daily challenges. Jobs, finances, and other issues take their toll
on us, but parenting our families doesn't have to be one more stressor.
Thinking "we" reminds us parenting is a privilege to enjoy.
Thinking "we" can transform your family. Thinking "we" means responding
to situations with a "how are we going to handle this?" attitude
instead of "what am I going to do now?" attitude. Thinking "we" helps
form healthy boundaries for healthy independent kids. Thinking "we" may
just free you up from the battle over broccoli or the cell phone
wars so you can spend more quality time together.
Try this fun and judgment-free boost to your family life! Single
parents, blended families, grandparents, or traditional families-you'll
all be glad you came. The six fun and practical sessions of Parenting
Families: From Me to We help you practice "we" thinking,
with expert advice from Dr. David Ludwig, counselor to many families
and author of The
Power of We . Real parents and real family situations featured
in the DVD set up conversations and give you ideas to use immediately. Click
here to read about the sessions.