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Four Things Teenagers Absolutely Hate

By | Parenting Teenagers, Self Improvement | No Comments

In my many years of teaching and parenting teenagers  I have discovered these four things that they absolutely hate in their relationships with parents, teachers and peers. They are…

  1. Being yelled at
  2. Sarcasm directed at them.
  3. Being put down
  4. Being ridiculed

As much as they hate having these four things directed at them, they are quite comfortable directing them at others.

If you want to connect more intimately with teenagers  never use the above. Bite your tongue and reap the rewards.

Learn more on how to deal with teenagers as a parent with one of our most popular publications:

How to Parent Teenagers and Stay Sane

The Awesome Power of Positive Thought

By | Food for Thought, Self Improvement | No Comments

We all know that positive thoughts and visualization are really effective when it comes to re-educating our subconscious mind and changing our behavior.

My interest in the life changing power of positive thought and visualization started in my mid-twenties (quite a few years ago) when I picked up a copy of Norman Vincent Peale’s best seller “The Power of Positive Thinking”. That book was a great inspiration which eventually lead to the creation of 121 Thoughts of Hope, Joy and Inspiration based on years of successful, and practical application of it’s principles.

Find your own inspiration here.

121 Inspirational Thoughts of Hope, Joy and Inspiration

Embracing the Mystery ( Living the Life You Want)

By | Anxiety, Self Confidence, Self Help, Self Improvement, Stress Management | No Comments

Mike, just wanted to share with you that my dad thoroughly enjoyed your book Embracing the Mystery (Living the Life You Want.) He doesn’t read books but he read this one and loved it!

Bernice V. Brantford ON


Hi Mike
Both my daughter and I have finished reading your book, Embracing the Mystery. What a great read! Thank you for writing it…Very Uplifting.

John MacGillivary Ontario Canada.
  • Dear Mike
    We so enjoy your philosophy, your positive attitude and your sense of humour. After extensive cancer surgery and John being diagnosed with Parkinson’s life has been, and still is, at times, a bumpy road. But each day is a gift and with so much of your positive input we keep going. We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you personally.
    Until then, thank you.

    John and Renata Ontario Canada
  • This Amazon.com review by Wendy Priesnitz is for Embracing the Mystery (Paperback)
    This is a little jewel of a book, which contains a wealth of inspiration for living a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
    Moore provides tips for reducing stress, improving self-esteem, banishing fear, nurturing patience, and more. But more than that, he helps us get back in touch with the sense of joy and wonder that so often gets buried under the busyness of daily life.
    The author is also a cartoonist and his casual writing style is enhanced by a generous dose of appropriate cartoons, which never fail to bring a smile to my lips, no matter how glum I’m feeling. This is one of those books to which I return whenever I feel like I need help becoming a better person.

    Ontario Canada
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How to Bully Proof Using Empathy

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How to Bully Proof  Using Empathy

Bullies often have no empathy for others. Here is a very effective way to develop empathy and reduce bullying in the process.

To promote empathy among young people just get them discussing the answer to this question, ” How would you feel if?…( You outline the specific situation) Get them writing what I call reflection papers, creating bulletin boards, conducting class discussions, creating collages and art work on the subject etc. This must be done frequently not just once in awhile. Empathy must be seen by young people to be a strong value in the adults they live and work with.

This is from my pocket guides ” How to Create a Bully Free Classroom” and “How to Bully proof Your Child”