Jennifer M. Rodriguez - Family and Relationship Coach
Positively Jen


Bully Prevention: ONE person can make a difference!

Originally Posted on Franny's House on Monday, October 08, 2012 4:18 PM

Many of Franny's House Bully Prevention Services are now available through Salice Family Services
*NOTE: The names are changed to protect the identities of all people involved.   

Do you think the problem of bullying is too big for one person to handle?  Here is a true story from right here in our own backyard, where the actions of one student may have saved lives.    

A few tips to prevent mass shootings

Originally Posted on the Franny's House Blog on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:27 AM

I have waited a few days before posting my thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.  I wanted to wait for more complete details about what happened (and we are fooling ourselves if we think we have the whole story); and I wanted to wait and see what the media's spin would be on the tragedy, or what my Facebook/Twitter friends had to say about the issue. 

My first comment about the tragedy was posted on Facebook on the 14th: "Our prayers are with the families and children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Colour Of A Woman's Heart

Hello Dear Readers!

This song has no lyrics, so the power of the music shines through without getting clogged up in our thoughts.  Tiana Andreas is a gifted composer and piano player.  When the girls were about 6 and 8 we had the opportunity to see Tiana perform live in Roseville.  Alexandra began to tear up during one of her songs, and had her first emotional reaction to music.  After the performance, Alex wanted to meet Tiana, and I shared Alex’s reaction with her.  Tiana gave her a copy of her CD, and it is a family favorite!


Hello Dear Readers!   

Martina McBride has such a powerful and strong voice; and many of her songs talk about overcoming abusive relationships.  “Blessed” is a song about appreciating the joys in life, no matter how big or small.  I remember playing this song for my daughters when they were feeling blue, and it quickly became a family favorite.    

My favorite lines: 
"I get to hear my children laughing down the hall through the bedroom door" because there is no greater joy for me, than to hear the happy noises of my children.