Are parents too lenient with kids?

As parents, we want to do everything in our power to protect our kids and help them grow. It is completely natural. We want to be there every step of the way, but giving our kids space to be themselves can be really hard at times. We worry about our kids especially when they rebel and fight for their independence. Being “helicopter parents” may not be the only way to keep them in line. But what parenting styles actually work?

Will Constantly Hovering Help Or Hurt Our Kids?

Tammy Nelson talks to parenting experts Tara Kennedy Kline, Rhona Berens, Miriam Kove and Barbara Beck Holstein about the importance of setting boundaries. We want our kids to be happy and see them succeed in life. Are we sometimes too lenient? Do we let our kids do whatever makes them happy? What if they want a tattoo or piercings? Watch the video to and find out what the experts have to say about co-parenting. When it comes to making the rules, both parents should be on the same page. Getting the kids to listen and respecting the rules of the household, can be a challenge.

Writing and Publishing for Professionals starts tomorrow!

Do you question whether you’ve got what it takes to write that book, that article, that blog? Do you have the wherewithal to even consider yourself a writer? Can you summon the courage to explore that? Tammy’s advanced writing and publishing group is the perfect place get your brave on and see for yourself! The group and Tammy’s leadership is such a supportive and enlightening experience to be a part of. It’s paramount to having your hand and your vulnerabilities about writing gently held and expertly guided. Let Tammy and the group process walk right beside you as you learn the most essential aspects about writing and getting published! You’ll be inspired, you’ll gain confidence. Beware though…..there is a great chance you’ll truly see yourself as a writer!

-This message is approved by Kelly Patton~a writer!

Another wonderful testimonial from a student of Writing and Publishing, and Advanced Writing and Publishing:

Tammy Nelson’s Writing and Publishing Group was a big first step toward my personal goal of writing about something I valued highly and did not have a single clue how to do it. Tammy offered concrete step by step suggestions how to enter the world of writing and then added the extra bonus of being a caring and supportive person who encouraged me to persevere, take risks, forgive myself, and do it again. It was invaluable to share this process with other group participants and witness each other’s growth. This group is a wonderful opportunity to enter the world of writing and publishing in a safe and supported way.

—Katherine Calvert

The first session is tomorrow (9/18) at 12:00 noon Eastern. Join us for just one session, or all eight.

Pay per session: $69/session; $59/session for Imago Therapists OR pay for the full session: $550 for all 8 sessions; $470 for all 8 sessions for Imago Therapists.

Prices include all handouts, critiques, and proposals and membership in an online writing group.

Overview: An ongoing group phone meeting for psychotherapists and professionals who want to write. Do you have a writing project; a blog, an article, a book, a screenplay, that you want to start, complete or publish? This course will give you the information to create, continue and give birth to your dreams.

Register for Writing and Publishing for Professionals today and listen live or download the classes to listen at your convenience!

The highest paid woman in America is transgender

The highest paid woman in the USA is a wonderful example of how it pays to live your passion and your dreams. Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics (a pharmaceutical company), came out as transgender to New York Magazine. She transitioned in the early 1990’s, then founded United Therapeutics in 1996.

Martine Rothblatt is a shining example of financial and personal success following gender transition. Martine’s story opens a necessary discussion on gender, sexual identity, and equality.

Check out the full article on NYMag.com: The Trans-Everything CEO

Bring out your sensual side despite body insecurity

Insecurity about our bodies is rampant in our culture. Diet schemes, photo-shopped supermodels, and “thinsporation” are all over the internet. As we get older, the myth is that we can no longer have a satisfying sex life because we aren’t as beautiful and confident as we once were in our youth. But it is absolutely possible to enjoy sex no matter what your age, and despite your insecurity about your body. Kyla Black, a Brooklyn sex therapist, contributed to an article on Bustle.com: 5 Ways to Enjoy Sex Despite Body Insecurity, Because You’re Too Hot For That

Please check it out and share with your friends, so everyone can enjoy a sensual, pleasurable sex life!

Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior

I’m excited to share that sex therapist Dr. Neil Cannon will be joining me for a teleclass for clinicians focused on Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB). This is a gentle, non-shaming approach to help clients feel empowered and in control of their own sexual behaviors. This course conceptualizes a systemic, strength-based approach that includes assessment and treatment protocols for OCSB.

This course will move treatment beyond the concept of “sex addict” and “enabler” toward empowerment, connection and healthy sexuality.

After this class, you will never think about “sex addiction” the same way again. Attendees of this workshop are eligible for individual and group supervision sessions with Dr. Neil Cannon focused on treating OCSB.

Listen Live September 22, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern time or download the teleclass and listen at your convenience.

2 AASECT CEs

Cost: Just $99 – Student discounts are available, email tammynelsonasst@gmail.com for more information.

Register Here