Credit: |


I don’t know what bothered me more, the actual situation, or the parent’s initial response?In Everett, just about every night for the past month, a father said his daughter has come into his room in tears claiming a monster’s outside.

As many of us might have done, he assumed it was a phase…..

It wasn’t….


It is so easy to “assume” we know what our child is talking about…. maybe we could say “tell me more.” or ask more questions?

What are your ideas to promote getting to the root of the problem?

About Laurie Hardie

Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.