Author Archives: kapsalis

Children Who Live With Patience…

Children who live with patience – defined as the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties – learn to endure waiting, delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset and to preserver calmly when faced with difficulties. I’ll bet you didn’t realize you’re children were… Continue Reading


“Your imagination is the preview to life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein Imagine your child at age 21 as a kind & decent person, a person choosing to conform to accepted standards of moral behavior as an adult and future parent. Imagine establishing a parent plan early on as an opportunity to see a preview of… Continue Reading

Mind Your Manners

Manners are a social behavior and as stated here many times in family matters…behaviors are taught by us and learned by our kids. According to most of my clients, one of the most annoying kid bad manners behaviors is the bad manners of perpetual interruptions. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? You’re on… Continue Reading


RUMOR, HEARSAY, TATTLETALE, SCANDAL, CHITCHAT……..these are just a few words used when describing GOSSIP.  One of my teen-age granddaughters considers this a prevalent problem among her girlfriends. We’ve either been a part of some gossip or, at the very least, have been around people who use gossip as a means of demonstrating a superiority complex. … Continue Reading

A Child’s Temperament

According to research done by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Caring for your School-Age Child: ages 5 – 12) temperament, for the most part, is an innate quality of the child, consistent into adulthood. According to studies by Thomas and Chase there are, at least, nine major characteristics that make up temperament. Do you recognize… Continue Reading

May The Spirit Be With You

Spirituality is universal and lives within each of our heart. Religions are territorial. I’ve come to realize that religion is our teacher; how we live out our religion is our spirituality. One definition of religion is to become a believer or join a religious organization, and, usually, start to lead a life that follows its… Continue Reading

Values Are Taught

I’m the youngest of 8 children born to immigrant parents. We lived in a four room apartment complex in Chicago, Illinois; the apartment I was born in. Growing up in my family was not about how little or how much we had. It was about what we were taught to value. We devoted our lives… Continue Reading