Dr. Ann Gatty
Ann Gatty, Ph.D.is a life coach, inforpreneur, author and organizational strategist. She has taught in classrooms and organizational training sessions and now works as a life coach for professional and personal development. Dr. Gatty has developed curriculum for college courses, organizational training and personal development. From her work and personal experiences, she finds a continuous need among women, of all walks of life, to find a life balance between professional goals and personal responsibilities. Ann Gatty hosts a website, www.stress-management-4-women.com, which offers stress management strategies, life skill development, and a means of finding your true passion in life. She has also authored Discovering God’s Recipe for a Healthy Body, Heart and Soul. Ann Gatty earned a Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. She is married, the mother of two young adult boys, and shares her home with her husband, two Great Danes and a Bassett Hound.
We’re in the heart of the fall school year and many parents find themselves dealing with an overbooked schedule. Are you one of them? For many, handling school assignments and preparing daily lunches is one thing, but when you add in all of those after-school activities, it can send you reeling.
It can be difficult to say... Read more »
With the new school year underway, your child may be experiencing lots of excitement as she reconnects with friends and gets involved in sports or school activities. However, your child also may be experiencing waves of anxiety or stress as she embarks on this new academic year. Here are three questions I consider when creating a comfortable, memorable school year for... Read more »
My son enjoyed playing tennis as he was growing up, and actually, he was quite good on the courts. He went to practice three days each week and competed in junior level tournaments throughout the year. My son practiced with a group of kids whom I got to know well. One boy always wore a... Read more »
Are you the parent of a negative child? You know the personality type. The child is always complaining and whining—it seems that she has been doing this since birth! Such a personality can be tough to handle for parents, and at times, nerves can fray. Sometimes it's almost impossible to see past the negativity, to... Read more »
Are you dealing with adolescent eruptions? It often seems they come out of nowhere — one minute, life is moving along smoothly for your child, and the next, it's in complete chaos. Welcome to the teenage years!
I have found that to lower the likelihood of these outbursts with my teenagers, working with goal setting and... Read more »
In this day and age, it is a real challenge to keep up with all the changes in the technology we use on a daily basis. Smart phones with countless apps and new social networking sites are constantly popping up on our computer screens, and these are just a few of the techie changes happening... Read more »
Yes, Valentines Day is coming and there are plenty of teenagers who might feel unloved, unattractive, and unnoticed because of a lack of a significant other. What is a parent to do when your teenager comes home from school complaining that she is the only one without a boyfriend or that she didn’t receive a... Read more »
Stress on teenagers is part of life. And, part of life is taking the good with the bad. Sometimes it seems easier to just forget about the bad stuff and focus on the good stuff. But for teenagers, it’s hard to forget when the events of the day have gone badly. And for us, it’s... Read more »
With today’s climate, there seems to be more focus on the concept that “more is better.” We seem to allow our kids to participate in “more” sports, “more” music, “more” friends, and “more” toys. Somewhere along the way, have we lost the focus of parenting and substituted indulging in its place?
I think the key to... Read more »
With the start of a new school year, many teens are busy getting ready, not only by buying notebooks, pencils and pens, but by finding ways to present a new shiny image that embraces the latest fashion trends, hairstyles and makeovers. The new school year signals a new beginning and an opportunity for being noticed. ... Read more »