When do you teach your children about stranger danger? What should you say? Get the tools and tips you need to keep kids safe, including a link to a children's story to read & discuss with them.
This is the last in a 12 part series on Alcoholism and the Steps of Alanon. In the 12th Step, you learn to make Alanon a natural part of your life!
If you have a healthy geranium plant, there's no need to ever buy another. Simply follow these easy steps to grow new geraniums from the cuttings of your original plant.
When students leave for college, it is time for them to become fully involved in their finances. They need to know about their student loans, paying bills, and how to handle checking accounts and credit cards.
Teenagers are often very nervous about their first job interview. However, these easy suggestions will help them feel confident and prepared when they walk through that door!
The Alanon 11th Step asks that we seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand Him. This means we must turn our life and will over to God.
The Alanon 10th Step suggests that we continue to take a personal inventory and, when we are wrong, promptly admit it. We don't build up a backlog of issues that hang over our heads and make us feel guilty.
When Al-Anon members do their Ninth Step amends, they often have to apologize and change their behavior towards the alcoholics in their life, as well as towards friends and family members. It is not as hard as you may have feared. Find out how to get started.
Few creative endeavors are more satisfying than having your own book published. This article shows you how earn money using CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing to publish your books for free.
Sometimes, in our desire to help others who are injured, we may accidentally get injured, too. Here are a few simple steps to protect yourself when giving first aid. Make sure you both survive!
In the Alanon 8th Step, you make a list of people you have harmed, you resent or are angry with, so that later you can make amends to them. It is one of the biggest challenges of the 12 Steps.
The Seventh Step of Alanon suggests that we humbly ask God to remove our defects of character. We cannot change ourselves, but God can and will, if we sincerely ask Him to. Here are the steps we take.
When we do an Alanon 6th Step, we ask the God of our understanding to remove our defects of character. We know we can't do it ourselves; now we'll give God a chance. How can you work this step?
The Alanon Fifth Step asks that you share an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses with another person. Most people feel tremendous relief as they go through this process with an Alanon sponsor.
The Alanon 4th Step personal inventory is scary at first. However, if you use the Alanon "Blueprint for Progress," you will soon find that you will really love this journey of self-discovery.
The Alanon Third Step asks you to trust the God of your Understanding with your alcoholic or addicted family member. You've already tried everything you can think of. Now, you can leave them in God's hands.
There are two parts to the Alanon Second Step. First, you seek to find a power that is greater than yourself, a force that is not you! Second, you ask that power to restore the sanity in your life.
Many people who have had their lives made chaotic by the behavior of an alcoholic, do not understand how it can help if they go to Alanon meetings. However, it has changed many lives. Find out how.
If there is a young adult in your home who is ready to move into their first apartment, there are several things you can do to make the transistion easier. Learn how to help them establish independence, and move into their own place with confidence.
Meditation is an easy way to lower your blood pressure, relax, and serenity. All these meditation benefits can be yours will a few easy steps that anyone can practice at home. To start, breathe!
Many people are nervous about 12 Step programs like Alanon and Alcoholics Anonymous because of the references to God. Fortunately, how you see God or your Higher Power is up to you.
Breathing difficulties can happen suddenly, whether you are in a restaurant, at home, or just walking down the street. They can be a symptom of many medical conditions. Learn how you can help!
When you or your child receives a severe cut or injury, how do you know if you should head to the doctor for medical stitches? This article gives you a simple guide that will make that decision easier.
Are you worried about someone with an alcohol abuse problem? Alanon can help you lower your stress, improve the quality of your life, and find supportive friends, whether the alcoholic keeps drinking, or not.
The best inexpensive Christmas gifts are easy to find, if you know where to look. These great gifts will help you stay within a modest budget. Reduce your holiday stress with these affordable gifts!
If you sometimes drink too much, learn how you can continue to occasionally enjoy alcohol without drinking too much. It is possible for most people to become moderate drinkers.
Should you rent or buy your next home? A lot depends on your lifestyle, and the size of the payments. Learn other points to consider as you make this important decision.
If you have an alcoholic in your life, you may want to consider joining Alanon, an organization for the friends and families of people who abuse alcohol. It will change you and change your life
What does it take to stay sober? Alcoholics Anonymous believes that one important aspect is learning to be completely honest. Find out how honesty can make a difference, as you strive to maintain a sober lifestyle.
Learn specifically how to avoid charity scams, how to deal with charity phone solicitors, and how to investigate a charity. Don't be a victim of the next charity scam or fraudulent non-profit.
What are the steps to turn your children in investors? Start with their first savings plan, and eventually move towards having an investment account with them. Help your kids learn to make money!
Are you prepared if an emergency happens in front of you? Have you ever thought about when you should call the paramedics? Learn how to focus your thoughts, so you respond appropriately.
What do you say when an interviewer asks if you have any questions? Your response could determine whether or not you get the job. Learn the right, and wrong, questions to ask during your interview.
Are you being driven crazy by the antics of an alcoholic? You can survive by understanding that you are NOT the cause of their problems, even if they try to blame you. Learn more.
What impact will a bankruptcy will have on your future? Here is practical information about how to survive, how to rebuild your credit, how to use a debit card instead of a credit card, and more.
Improve your child's behavior by using some of same tools that teachers have used for years. Learn how to create a simple home version of a behavior plan, how to select rewards, and how to set goals.
Planning your vacation in Laguna Beach, California? Whether you want to learn to paddleboard, rent a kayak, or go surfing, get the locations, phone numbers and other information you need.
Does the wedding of your dreams seem too expensive? Learn to plan a reasonable budget, and locate discounts on everything, including your wedding dress. Your wedding dreams can be affordable!
If you love someone with a drinking or drug problem, Alanon is an organization that can give you encouragement, strength and hope. It is related to Alcoholics Anonymous, but completely separate.