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Coping with Toxic Parents

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Coping with Toxic Parents

If Your Problem, As A Teacher, Involves Not Knowing How To Cope With Difficult/Toxic Parents And Fellow Staff Members And You Want To Solve It NOW Then  Read On…

A True Story

I recall teaching with a young woman who was going through hell and was forced to take an extended stress leave because of one toxic parent and one unethical fellow staff member.

What was the problem?

Her teaching style was low key.  She was a bit shy and lacked confidence when talking to parents and peers.

Because of this she was perceived as dull, uninteresting, weak and incompetent even though her students seemed to like her. (What we do in the name of concern for students.)

After 6 months on stress leave she returned to teach at another school under a stronger, more understanding and supportive principal. She never had a problem like that again and is now approaching 20 years in the profession.

The sad fact is that I have seen this type of story played out far too often with  more tragic results.

It is one of the reasons I have committed myself to becoming an advocate for teachers to help promote fair treatment, self confidence, assertiveness, joy and a healthy productive relationship between teacher and parent.

by  Mike Moore
The characteristics of toxic people
Types of human behaviour
Why some parents are toxic
How to deal with toxic parents
How to deal with toxic staff members
Becoming assertive
How to say NO! and mean it.
Assertiveness in action
The assertive power of silence
How to assert yourself by asking questions
The disarming power of appreciation and praise
How to handle sarcasm, ridicule and put-down
Developing confidence as a professional
Asking for what you want
Assertive decision making
The power of disapproval
The assertive look
The power of an assertive tone
How to meet resistance head on
Disarming the verbal bully
Coping with the difficult principal
Coping with difficult staff members
Relax for even greater assertive power
Motivate yourself to be assertive
How to bring about the change you want/need


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The Awesome Power of Positive Thought

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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)

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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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