Do you ever feel like others "walk all over you" - even your own children? Does this seem like the price of "being nice", or keeping the peace? Maybe it's just easier for you - at the moment. Maybe you even feel noble for being so "agreeable" - but the fact is that passive behavior carries a very high price tag in the future. Our children don't learn the value of self-sufficiency; our peers learn - from us - that we give in every time. This is not a new issue.
Back in 1922, Dr. Frank Crane wrote "Don't Be a Doormat" for The American Magazine - and it still rings true today. Narrator Randye Kaye adds a foreword and afterword, sharing tips to unlearn Doormat Behavior, and move ahead to value assertive behavior - so you become a Diplomat instead. The journey begins with wanting to change.