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  1. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Old Age, Debility and Suffering
    Old Age, Debility and SufferingAh, the extent of human life encompasses various phases, and not all phases are similar. But, the most painful phase is old age when a person suffers most with debility, helplessness, diseases and isolation.One who possesses good health is more...
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    Lyon Brave
    13/11/2017 #6 Lyon Brave
    I think bad health can happen at any age.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #4 @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal Thanks for sharing and commenting on this post. Indeed, in absence of parents, one is bereft of blessings and guidance. With them, there's a spacious world, and without them it's an intense agony.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    13/11/2017 #4 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Thank you so much for this touching buzz, @Mohammed A. Jawad! Especially the lines, "At times, when sick parents get irritated, children ought to be persevering, their little loneliness should be balanced with cheerfulness, their inquisitiveness should be dealt calmly, and there’s wide wisdom in not retorting them back with a single word."

    I know it is difficult. I have been in that situation too, when the constant repeating of a single word or thought makes you feel exhausted. But then I thought, how exhausting must it be for them to not being able to understand what is being told. How helpless they must be feeling. This most definitely helps be more kind and patient with them. Empathy and lots of love, goes a long way in keeping them hale and hearty!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    13/11/2017 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Contrary to the animal kingdom where species where old age follows a sudden demise, we humans stand a fairly long time in old age... Yet..Loneliness seems one of the worst calamities upon our old people.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thanks for liking this post. Actually, I have rephrased the sentence. Thanks, once again, for bringing this to my attention.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Mohammed A. Jawad- thank you for shating thisbuzz. You wrotte "its loneliness and negligence of grown-up children that leaves a person into gloominess". Is loniless less acute with the avsilsbility of having virtual connections? This is the question that popped up while reading your great buzz.
  2. ProducerFrancisco Jose  🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    BANALIDADES
    BANALIDADESNo sé cuándo pasó, pero me enamoré de ti perdidamente. De ese bocadito que tanto anuncias. No sé cómo pasamos a los besos. Pero pasamos. Y con fuerza. Y así poco a poco, ya sólo te veía a ti. Ya sólo te quería a ti. Me decían que había...
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    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    05/11/2017 #12 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    La gente debería valorar más a las personas y menos a los objetos. Pero visto las colas que se han montado para comprar el nuevo modelo de iphone se ve que desafortunadamente no es así... Buen post Francisco!!! Un abrazo
    Francisco Jose  🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #11 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    @Anabel Timor Tornero totalmente de acuerdo compañera, tu padre lleva razón. Abrazos y como siempre gracias
    Anabel Timor Tornero
    04/11/2017 #10 Anabel Timor Tornero
    No suelo enamorarme de las "cosas", así que no sufro mucho cuando las pierdo. Como dice mi padre @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador: todo lo que se pueda comprar con dinero es barato y por ende, banal.
    Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    04/11/2017 #9 Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    😂😂😂😂 Una forma muy divertida de concienciar, yo como @Sonia Roselló Puig estaba en ascuas hasta el desenlace @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador.
    Francisco Jose  🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    04/11/2017 #8 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    @Sonia Roselló Puig Jajajjaa es verdad tendré que cambiar de marca jajaja
    Sonia Roselló Puig
    03/11/2017 #7 Sonia Roselló Puig
    Estaba en ascuas leyendo hasta que ha llegado el momento agua bañera jajajaja, eso con el Sony Aqua no habría pasado!!! Seguiría vivo!!!! .... Yo tampoco entiendo ese amor obsesivo de muchas personas con su móvil. Serán cosas de la evolución!!! ... Un super abrazo elevado al cubo @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador, a ti!!! no al iPhone 7 jajaja
    Francisco Jose  🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    03/11/2017 #6 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    @MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA correcto amiga, es solo un aparato.........desgraciadamente hay gente que quiere más a su movil, que a otras personas........gracias como siempre por compartir
    MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA
    03/11/2017 #5 MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA
    Me parece una forma muy poetica, la que escoges para comunicarmos la defuncion de tu telefono. Pero... Solo es un aparato ;-))) @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador View more
    Me parece una forma muy poetica, la que escoges para comunicarmos la defuncion de tu telefono. Pero... Solo es un aparato ;-))) @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador... Close
    Francisco Jose  🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    03/11/2017 #3 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador
    @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar jajaja que va amiga no le gustan nada lleva tres móviles y cuatro tabletas.... debe odiar El mundo digital😂😂😘😘😘
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    02/11/2017 #2 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Eeeeem valeee 😂. Al principio he pensado que hablabas de tú mujer, hasta que dices "El agua inundó tu ser"...
    Pero qué... (me he rallado) 😂.
    😂A Lucas no le mola ios 😂.
    Ha sido genial @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador View more
    Eeeeem valeee 😂. Al principio he pensado que hablabas de tú mujer, hasta que dices "El agua inundó tu ser"...
    Pero qué... (me he rallado) 😂.
    😂A Lucas no le mola ios 😂.
    Ha sido genial @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador.
    Una manera divertida de reflexionar. Close
    José Ramón 🐝 López
    02/11/2017 #1 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Muy bueno @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador, concienciando a valorar lo realmente importante. Lo comparto.
  3. ProducerRichard Smith

    Richard Smith

    03/11/2017
    The Tricky Task of Safe Proofing a Home for Child Safety
    The Tricky Task of Safe Proofing a Home for Child SafetyBeing a parent is difficult. No one will argue it. There are many aspects of performing the role of guardian that are inherently challenging. Having a child is a rewarding experience that starts the day a boy or girl is born and lasts forever.A key...
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  4. Lance  🐝 Scoular
    Road Trip: Matilda's Tramplinr
    Road Trip: Matilda's Tramplinr
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    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    01/10/2017 #1 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    More Road Trip Buzzes at my Backstage Hive:
    https://www.bebee.com/group/backstage
  5. Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This one's for the busy Queen Bees :-) Read more here: https://www.everythingmommyblog.com/single-post/2017/09/05/Busy-Women-Need-To-Eat-Too Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
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  6. Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Tired of cleaning up after your kid? All they seem to leave behind is mess and destruction, loads of it. I hope this will be of some help,
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Let your Child Create a Mess | Blog Post by Proma Nautiyal | mycity4kids
    www.mycity4kids.com "We have often heard that if the baby is active then everything is alright. It does not matter if the baby is not putting on much weight or is fussy...
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  7. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    10/08/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Discipline Your Kids With Natural Consequences
    www.parents.com Let your child learn from the natural consequences of his own actions, and you can prevent power struggles without being the bad...
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  8. ProducerGeoff Hudson-Searle
    Do we ever forget where we came from…?
    Do we ever forget where we came from…?There are many people in the world who have struggled to have a better future, and they have accomplished it by hard work, dedication, sacrifices, and by the help of others. A great number of these people have made it big in business, and in the...
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    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    10/08/2017 #9 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #8 Thank you Matt for your great comments and contribution, I agree, you do not need a large number of friends but you need the trust of a friend that will enrich your life. Having positive relationships are a huge contributing factor to a healthy life with happiness. Your health is your happiness!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10/08/2017 #8 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    "It is very important to have people in your life who you love and trust, people that you can reach out to for advice and to keep a reality check on how you are coping with life" - It is a hard thing to do but if you can find one friend, who you can trust, who can tell you when you are messing up or be there to support you, you will enrich your life. Positive relationships are the biggest contributing factor to longevity and happiness. Great Buzz!
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    10/08/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #6 Thank you Lisa most kindly for your words, I will share the Love 146 page today, have a wonderful day! :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/08/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Very impressive @Geoff Hudson-Searle, what a great endeavor. Admirable!! I noticed you have the 'follow me,' beBee logo button on your page too. More people need to see this article because the topic is extremely important. I suggest they check out your website as well, thank YOU!
    cc: @John White, MBA @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @David B. Grinberg @Javier 🐝 beBee @Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Please share w/your networks if you don't mind!
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    09/08/2017 #5 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #3 Here you are @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , this is a blog I wrote in 2014 about the charity, https://freedomafterthesharks.com/2014/07/14/fight-to-end-child-trafficking/
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    09/08/2017 #4 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #3 Truly Lisa, this is so upsetting, I support a charity called LOVE146 https://love146.org/ that is doing so many amazing projects in this space in support of the children.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/08/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 What's scary @Geoff Hudson-Searle is all the human trafficking today. Kids/Teens run away never to be seen again because they are kidnapped by traffickers. This is an important topic.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    07/08/2017 #2 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thank you for your very kind comments, this important subject is a particular push button with my own circumstances, finally I was brought up by my incredible Grandparents it was a miraculous ordeal and when you have survived to tell the story, I completely concur and resonate with your friend, the prospective through a painful experience that you live with is one that your own children will never experience. Thank you for sharing the details of your friend. Have a great week!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Geoff Hudson-Searle, great buzz! Such an important topic you touched on. I had a friend who ran away from home at the age of 15 to Guatemala. She's from a Latino family and in her family the boys were special, girls weren't. i'm not sure if that was her perception or part of the culture back then. Her mom's relatives lived in Guatemala and she stayed with cousins. She returned at some point but I can't imagine the horror her parents faced while she was gone. This happened in the 70's. She and her father sadly, never had a close or good relationship. I can say, she raised her own children differently and they were all treated special. Thanks for this!
  9. ProducerMia Morales

    Mia Morales

    01/08/2017
    Easy Ways Busy Parents Can Provide Their Kids with Nutritious Dinners
    Easy Ways Busy Parents Can Provide Their Kids with Nutritious DinnersFor many modern parents, the task of getting healthy meals on the dinner table for their children can seem like an impossibility. Overworked and under appreciated, busy parents are often faced with two equally daunting choices: take time out of...
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  10. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    31/07/2017
    Shedding Light on the Situation: How to Help Your Troubled Teen
    Shedding Light on the Situation: How to Help Your Troubled TeenThe teenage years can be tough on both parents and their children. If your teenager is exhibiting troublesome new behaviors, you may need to step in to ensure that they stay on the right path.Identifying a Troubled TeenFirst and foremost, you need...
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  11. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    29/06/2017
    Confronting Your Teen’s Mistakes
    Confronting Your Teen’s Mistakes“The difference between the exact right words and the almost right words is like the difference between lightning bugs and lightning bolts.” — Mark Twain Avoiding toxic words and wrong motivations helps maintain a solid relationship while...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    29/06/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    A really great post on the growth and development of our youth, specifically surrounding the issues of behavior. We as parents or guardians are entrusted with a gift and charge to bring children into adulthood. The skills you discuss are powerful words of action towards this end.

    If i could add a point.... Professionally and in our careers we discuss a vision statement and how it helps guide us through the tough times and keeps our communications focused in a specific direction. Raising children is no different. Each child requires a vision statement. Whether on paper or in your head. The vision statement is not necessarily for the child, could be, but mainly for the parent.

    Children test boundaries and get hurt. This is normal and the vision statement should help guide the paradigm of growth. The vision statement helped me deploy the skills you discuss as i didn't focus on the behavior, however was able to focus on what the child needed to learn from the challenge that didn't go well.

    The number one challenge in parenting, keeping the parents emotions out of the equation, so learning can happen.
    Vincent Andrew
    29/06/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    As a father I also realize how important it is to listen to what teenagers say and what they don't say. I look at their body language to see if everything is ok. If not I'll ask, Is there anything you want to talk about? If they're ready they'll talk. If not I let them know they can talk whenever they're ready.

    Communication skills are very important at home just as they are important in the office. Sometimes we take such skills for granted at home.

    This is an excellent buzz @Sanford Kulkin and it's my pleasure to share it.
  12. ProducerAcademic Zodiac

    Academic Zodiac

    09/06/2017
    90 Degrees Error https://goo.gl/M9i3pL in your Baby's Horoscope
    90 Degrees Error https://goo.gl/M9i3pL in your Baby's Horoscope #Astro4all https://goo.gl/BE2OYG #Trading $VIX #NewMom #MarketCrash #2017shift #Saturn #Ophiuchus #Recession #ContentMarketing #Astrology THEY LOOKED How did some people short the subprime while predicting market crash imminent? They...
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  13. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    08/06/2017
    Relevant and timely.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Social Media is Hurting Our Children’s Mental Health
    www.linkedin.com The internet and social media are an amazing technological advancement. We have the ability to know more about the world, and other points of...
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  14. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    05/06/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Father Banned from Seeing Son Due to Mother Being Married to Another Man?
    www.yahoo.com Attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman says, “The courts, unfortunately, see it very differently than the average person. “So, if the mother and her husband object to the biological father basically being a parent to his own biological child, they’re going...
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  15. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    25/05/2017
    Effective Programs to Look Into for Your Troubled Teen
    Effective Programs to Look Into for Your Troubled TeenHelping Your Troubled Teen SucceedMany parents have the wrong assumption that if their children are not exact little copies of their own values and principles, the children are somehow retarded or immature. This view, while popular, is wrong....
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  16. ProducerSean McCauley

    Sean McCauley

    17/05/2017
    HOW MY 8 YEAR OLD SON ACHIEVED HIS GOAL #CONFIDENCE #PASSION
    HOW MY 8 YEAR OLD SON ACHIEVED HIS GOAL #CONFIDENCE #PASSIONThe Golden Rule is the foundation for every person whether it be in your personal life or your professional life. This is a guiding principal that all should follow. My Son has this ingrained in himself, and is 2nd nature to him. He is 8. ‘Do...
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/05/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great buzz. I really enjoy this. Sometimes what is more satisfyingly than reaching our goals, is watching our children reach theirs.
    Cyndi Docy
    17/05/2017 #1 Cyndi Docy
    I thoroughly enjoyed your buzz. You should be a very proud Daddy. It is amazing how kids can zero in with such focus for something they want. We adults could learn allot from watching them. I wish you and your family all the best.
  17. Amy Walton

    Amy Walton

    12/05/2017
    Join me and some other "seasoned" moms and grandmoms for Mom Camp, a virtual camp I created in which you can participate from wherever you live! Camp themes include creative ways to pray for our children, keeping the romance in your marriage, and the importance of self-care. For details and to register. please visit my website at www.amywaltoncoaching.com. Let's go camping! Amy Walton
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  18. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    12/05/2017
    Beyond Reward and Punishment
    Beyond Reward and PunishmentIsn't a reward chart a really great, positive way to encourage good behaviour for our kids? Our next meetup is entitled "Throw The Star Chart In The Trash". Aren't parents supposed to reward good behaviours as an alternative to punishing the bad...
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  19. Amy Walton

    Amy Walton

    06/05/2017
    Don't let these self-defeating behaviors conquer you. You can conquer them!
    Amy Walton
    5 Self-Defeating Behaviors I Can Help Busy Mothers Conquer!- Amy Walton Coaching
    www.amywaltoncoaching.com A relaxed mother and grandmother who is passionate about helping you THRIVE (yours truly!) Have you ever been in the following or a similar scene? You are running out the door in the morning, kids in tow, and worrying about what your colleagues...
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    Amy Walton
    06/05/2017 #1 Amy Walton
    You CAN defeat these self-defeating behaviors, but it takes work. Read on...
  20. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    05/05/2017
    Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!
    Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!This might sound like total heresy. Most of us were raised with the idea of getting a reward for certain things like good behaviour, doing our homework, walking the dog. Perhaps we got an allowance that was contingent on certain chores, or grades at...
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  21. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    03/05/2017
    Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child Needs
    Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child NeedsUnderstanding What Your Child NeedsOne of the greatest burdens of parenting involves understanding what your child needs. Children have different physical, emotional, and mental needs. In order for a child to grow up healthy and to become a happy...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    03/05/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Parenting is a challenge when we look at our children as a reflection of ourselves. Children are not a reflection but yet a unique personality in conflict with your sought after reflection. Parenting is developing the skill of allowing growth within safe boundaries and taking away fears of exploration. All too often i see parents who extend their child narrative they experienced as fear based parenting within their own children.

    Exploring with your children may lead you to better understand your own narrative. I know i learn more from my grandchildren's exploration than a lot of adults.

    Some good thoughts.
  22. ProducerKevin Faber

    Kevin Faber

    25/04/2017
    Top 10 Car Models for Your Teen in 2017
    Top 10 Car Models for Your Teen in 2017Car shopping for your teen? Besides shopping for car insurance through free insurance quote tools online, you’ll need to search for cars that are safe and reliable. Better yet, you’ll need a car that is affordable, efficient and has the latest...
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    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    25/04/2017 #3 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #2 Absolutely agree that they are great cars on the used market as well @Donna Wood. Urgg on the insurance! Ours increased considerably when we added a 16 yo male to the policy. Thank fully we (his parents) have no accident history and clean driving records so our rates were very low to start.
    Donna Wood
    25/04/2017 #2 Donna Wood
    #1 I agree. New cars aren't necessarily the best option for new drivers. They may look cool and help the teen with maintaining or gaining their reputation, but they do little for Mom and Dad's bank account. The cost of insurance alone can be daunting. However, there's nothing wrong with getting them a second-hand version of any on the list.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    25/04/2017 #1 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    All good options @Kevin Faber. Admittedly, I'm in the camp of finding good used cars, especially for a teen. I recently purchased a 1974 F250 for my son who started driving last fall. Overall, it's in great shape and drives well, yet It's a project truck for he and I to work on restoring. It will provide him the opportunity to learn mechanical basics and provide time for us to spend together. Because it's a project and I expect it to spend time in our shop during the restoration I also bought a mid 2000's Honda CRV as his daily driver while we work on the restoration.

    To me, buying a new car for a child is a mistake. Accident rates among teens are higher than more mature drivers. A new vehicle increases that financial exposure. I also feel that more basic "base model" vehicles provide less opportunity for distraction. Again, just my perspective. Nevertheless the list you provided is certainly a good one for those with a different perspective or even adults looking for economical options.

    Hope you don't mind me adding my two cents. I enjoyed the post.
  23. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your Happiness
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your HappinessAn edited version published originally on the Thought Catalog 4/21/17I firmly believe that happiness in life is most affected by the quality of our relationships. We all have a variety of relationships like the ones with casual acquaintances,...
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    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #40 Louise Smith
    It's hard to disconnect from difficult people sometimes impossible so it's best to learn how to deal with them. I wish there was a subject at high school or uni -
    Difficult People 101. But most of us learn the hard way over time (unless your parents work as a Social Worker, Psychologist or very good at personal relationships) Almost every client who comes to see me wants or needs to work on this - Being Assertive not Angry, Aggressive, Sarcastic or Negative.

    But these days I don't keep these difficult people close. The older I get the easier it becomes to do this. How about you?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith
    BTW @Javier 🐝 beBee "You Should End Any Relationship with a Person Who Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month"
    If you are a teacher, after 3 hours you would have no students in your class !
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #38 Louise Smith
    As a person who by accident of birth order (not just birth), I am the oldest of 4 siblings and since I was 4yo I have been moulded , not deliberately but by circumstance, to be a giver and a carer. Then I was a high school teacher and now am a psychologist. What hope did I have of a different career path when most of my peers left school to work at 15yo and very few women went to Uni.

    Also genetically, I didn't have a chance as my Mother and Father and Maternal Grandmother are/were very gentle, obliging and considerate people.

    So what to do about it?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #37 Louise Smith
    #31 Because they consciously or unconsciously know the giver is the better person. They feel self shame and guilt unless they are complete narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths or politicians ( also could be your boss). They think that most people are ultimately takers and even though the giver would prob never do this, the takers expect to get the same treatment from the givers down the track.

    As a derivative of fight or flight, attack is the best form of defence, that is what they do to the giver immediately in small doses or they wait and pick the big moment that is important to the giver and whamo they strike!
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #36 Louise Smith
    #25 or an ECG
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #35 Louise Smith
    #22 I like yours better.
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #34 Louise Smith
    #16 Ask Dr Wh0
    Michele Williams
    27/04/2017 #33 Michele Williams
    Great advice,Matt. Important points for entrepreneurs to consider in their relationships with cofounders, mentors and angel investors. Do they cause you pain and undermine your confidence?
    Maria Merino
    25/04/2017 #32 Maria Merino
    👏👏👏
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/04/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood- obviously life taught you lessons the hard way. Your list of when to drop a relationship is comprehensive even though your line "They were robbing me of my time, energy, money, happiness and they were bringing me down" gives adequate guidance.
    "...Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month". I smiled reading this because you reminded me that we need a minimum of three points to set a trend (to set a trend. Moreover, you reminded me of the simple rules of 3.
    "But it also can happen with the coworker who you have helped repeatedly and when you need them, there is a deafening and hurtful silence". You
    It means they don’t have the same values as you, they don’t care what you believe in and can ruin your reputation – or worse. I better forget about these experiences myself. Unfortunately, many people tend to "bite the hand" that helped them.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    25/04/2017 #30 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    After such an insightful post i would agree more with your #23.

    Nobody can steal your happiness. You can give it away just for the sheer pleasure of giving or surrender it to sadness.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Oh yes, this is good, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Life is too short to be in a bad relationship. Unfortunately, we don't always realize we're in a bad relationship until it starts to take its toll on us. Even worse, some victims are in denial and can't face the fact they are in a bad relationship. I agree with @Renée 🐝 Cormier, the most important relationship we have is with ourselves.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #28 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood i live this post, wewant mooooooore!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #27 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #25 haaaaa paul.....its not an app...i thinks its is called a...device? what is a device? As its name itself explain it, it retrieve the vice, de-vice....lol....same purpose apps devices, just get rid of hyena people!!!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/04/2017 #26 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Matt, for this sage advice. I echo your sentiments and important insights about ridding people from one's life who are toxic and negative, because these types of people only succeed in bringing down others to artificially lift themselves up. Rather, surround yourself by positive role models who support and encourage your biggest dreams and life goals -- however far off or impractical they may appear. We need to recall that impractical does not mean impossible.
    Again, kudos Matt on sharing more exemplary and beneficial advice.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/04/2017 #25 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #16 I think it exists, Steph... it's called a taser
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #23 Yes, I was wondering if I should make that my next post. It might be interesting to see the different perspectives we have on that!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #23 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #21 "I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself." Agree and that's whole other article...
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #22 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #18 "10 Commandments" I wish I had thought of that.. it would have made the title sizzle!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself. If you have a strong sense of who you are and love the finished product, no one can really take that away from you. Also, if you truly love and respect yourself, you will find it easy to eliminate disempowering or one way relationships from your life. It is much easier to turn away from negative relationships than to try to make them fit. It is a mistake to believe you can control or change others, and honestly, you shouldn't even want to. It is also a mistake to try to become what someone else wants you to be. All you can really control is the way you view the world around you and what you give permission for in your life. Over recent years, I have systematically rid myself of people who add no value to my life. I find the older I get, the less willing I am to put up with bull shit. When I was young, I had all the energy in the world for it, but it brought me a tremendous amount of pain. I know better now. :)
  24. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

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    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?
    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself in secret? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don't mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and more young...
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  25. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Where do we go from here?
    Where do we go from here?To all those who have grown their children, when they finally start their own lives, it uses to come to this question. Growing a child or more it’s a lifetime hard work which can lead us to a huge emptiness once is done, if we forget some undeniable...
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    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #22 Anonymous
    #21 happy to see you here
    sam kinteh
    18/06/2017 #21 sam kinteh
    hello how are you doing today
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/04/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #19 Yes it is painful to watch. Wisdom tells us when we should speak but sometimes fear instigates conversations. Thanks for your kind words. I don't believe we ever cease to be parents. We phase into a advisory mode.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 Isn't it sad when you see them they are going to be in trouble due to their own fault, and you must hold back? To let them learn from their own mistakes?
    I find this the worst part, as before they get hurt, I already can feel in advance the pain they are inevitably going to feel...but one has tightened hands and has to even silence the "told you so's" and much more.
    I can tell you are a loving father.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/04/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    Empty nest is certainly one of the major epoch journeys of our existence. The transition from "parent" to friend is difficult, but a worthy journey. You thought the teenage years were the most difficult. The hardest thing i have ever done as a parent was not during the years of parenting, but holding back all the "I told you so's". Allowing the grown children to find life on their own experiences.

    Every once in a while we get to laugh about an "i told you so" because they bring it up.

    Great thoughts
    Brian McKenzie
    23/04/2017 #17 Brian McKenzie
    Self Actualized Freedom; we have long known - nobody cares - unless it is at 6 second intervals. #MGTOW Never Wed, Never Bred - No Intentions to Ever Do So.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #11 "Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality." I agree we are not allowed to do that, as we could deliver the wrong message to our children. I haven't the pleasure to have grandchildren yet, but I hope I will
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #10 As long as your wife gets on with it, I can tell you, these can be you real "golden years", with the wisdom of experience and still the power to do things....
    Did you have a look at another post related to it? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    I am sure you will enjoy it too
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #8 Precisely this is why I wrote the buzz, because I see parents so blindly engaged on being good parents, that they forget about themselves.
    I do love Alan Parsons too
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 Yes, our grandchildren are our pleasure and memories. They are not our direct responsibility (or, we pretend it is not). yes, I agree with you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Grandchildren add another layer to our lives and if we remember we are the grandparents (here to enjoy, not raise kids anymore) the time is so precious and the kids seem to have more innocence than I was able to appreciate while raising my kids if that makes sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent topic @David Navarro López! I did wait until my children grew up and put my life on hold to a certain degree. It wasn't intentional but it sure can cause some setbacks. We have come to realize that we come first, their lives come first for them and so on. Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality. I haven't heard that song by Alan Parsons in ages, great song! Thanks for the tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew
    #6 "I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)" Brilliant! I have been headhunted for a position in another part of the world. Still considering.it ...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 I always enjoy your thoughts and "adding life to years". Yes, the exchange of comments with you always adds "life to my years".
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/04/2017 #8 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    That's a very interesting question @David Navarro López, and I would even add where do we go when our children are growing up...
    The answer to this question will give a path to follow in our future. I see friends around, specially mommies, that put her lives apart while raising children, focusing all her energy in the babies and kids.
    The future will bring a mirror to face ourselves and we will pick up what we have harvested.
    Thanks for the music, love Alan Parsons!!
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #5 Yes dear Ali, this is one of the reasons why I did write this post and another you have already seen, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #4 Vincent, this is precisely what I did. When my daughter married, then I looked for a job abroad, and moved here to Germany, working in my passion, packaging machinery. And it is one of the best things I ever did. My colleagues use to ask why am I so happy while working, and I use to answer...I am not working anymore, I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives after being parents.
    Because this is the most important last lesson we can give our children".
    Our children shall then experience the same once they have grown up and have children. In our societies family ties are still strong (even though weaker than before). However; what a great question to ask @David Navarro López. We plan for retirement, but we don't plan for the "retirement of children responsibility.
    I invite dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher to comment because she is enjoying her grandchildren.
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    "Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up" An inevitable question that my wife and I will face starting with our oldest daughter who'll be graduating from university this year. In all honesty I would like to go abroad again to work and to open a new chapter. I want to see the world. I want to go on a pilgrimage. I want to play musical instruments again and take up the piano or violin. My wife has her plans and as individuals we have our own interests to pursue. Thanks @David Navarro López for writing this reflective piece.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    23/04/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful message @David Navarro López

    It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives. Love it.
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