• Your Life: Use indifference to avoid a child's manipulation

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: There are phrases adults can use to let a child know the adults will not engage in any ridiculous arguing or silly questioning.

  • Your Life: 5 things parents should never say to children

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Do’s and don’ts for divorcing and separated parents.

  • Your Life: Take time to celebrate others

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Celebrating others helps them remember the good in themselves.

  • Your Life: Find blessings in giving and receiving

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Because so much emphasis is placed on giving, we often forget the equal necessity of receiving. Receiving graciously is the nicest thing you can do for a giver. It’s the most effective way on Earth to say thank you.

  • Your Life: Newspaper delivery prompts nostalgia in Oklahoma City

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: After reading my column a couple of weeks ago that called attention to The Oklahoman’s newspaper carriers, the family of Beverly Jane Fried Michalik took a walk down memory lane.

  • Give gifts worth remembering

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: We receive many gifts throughout life and enjoy them in the moment, but there are some gifts always remembered.

  • Relating to toddlers or teenagers can be tricky

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Talking to children is not always a simple thing, and often our stabs at conversation are met with bored expressions and perfunctory answers.

  • Your Life: Being grateful for everyday heroes

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: As you move through this time of Thanksgiving, say a word of thanks or drop a note to the everyday heroes we take for granted.

  • Let holiday shopping lend a hand to others in Oklahoma

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: You can do holiday shopping and support an Oklahoma City-area nonprofit organization at the same time.

  • Your Life: Pausing can bring greater sense of self

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Pauses are helpful in taking time to be thoughtful when facing a big decision or understanding the importance of calming ourselves when we’re upset.

  • Your Life: Hurting people hurt people

    By Charlotte Lankard, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: The hurt we carry may come in many forms. It may be abuse we experienced as a child or an adult, a slight never dealt with which has been tucked away and become resentment, or something we did inappropriately that created in us a feeling of shame.

  • Your Life: Be a bucket filler

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: It’s best to try to help others rather than rain on their parade

  • OKC takes stock of its 'Thunderitis'

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Thunder basketball is in the air and Oklahoma fans are ready.

  • Studying abroad provides rich, life-changing experiences

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Young people who take the opportunity to study abroad return with experiences that enrich their educations.

  • Your Life: Daily news about past travel destinations is rewarding

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: One of my favorite sections in The Oklahoman is the Nation/World pages, where readers are kept up-to-date about what is happening in other states and around the world. It is particularly interesting when I read about a place to which I have traveled.

  • Your Life: Readers help when writer bumbles

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Your Life: Readers point out additional information about past columns.

  • Depending on personal strength can right an off-course life

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    When life gets wobbly, look to yourself to straighten the path.

  • Who made a difference for you?

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Often a moment of encouragement from someone you respect can change the course of your life.

  • Don't overlook the lesson of the bumblebee

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For the Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When life knocks you for a loop, remember to get up and ask “What else can I do?”

  • Your Life: Parents should look for warning signs with teenagers

    By CHARLOTTE LANKARD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Charlotte Lankard: Too often warning signs go unheeded and are chalked up to “just being a teenager.” As a new school year begins, wise parents will want to be alert to potential problems.




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