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What PTSD Means for Adults

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

What PTSD Means for Adults

Currently there are about 8 million Americans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 10 % of women and 4 % of men in the U.S. will experience PTSD in their life times. This disorder can range in severity and duration. Treatment and recovery require specialized care from therapists, psychologists and doctors. PTSD occurs after someone has experienced a traumatic and terrifying physical or emotional event. Anyone can experience PTSD for a variety of reasons. Women and men who have...

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How to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

No matter what steps you take as a parent, the news of your divorce will be shocking and upsetting for your children. They may feel angry, afraid and blind-sided. Their grades may suffer, their behavior may worsen and their emotions may fluctuate. Don’t panic. Children are resilient. They have the potential to adjust to major changes in their lives. Research shows that divorce doesn’t have to cause long-term damage to children. However, this depends heavily on how the divorce is handled by the parents. So what is divorce like for...

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Understanding and Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Understanding and Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries

What are boundaries? Boundaries are limits that define a space and separate one thing from another. While physical boundaries are obvious and easy to recognize, personal (or psychological) boundaries are not. Personal boundaries are meant to do the same thing as physical boundaries. That is, personal boundaries help keep the private parts of your life away from public exposure. These boundaries also help maintain relationships with the people who are closest to you: parents, spouse or intimate partner, children, and friends.  Personal...

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The Path to Good Communication for Couples

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Path to Good Communication for Couples

In relationships, communication is like the ground beneath your feet. Everything you build relies on the stable ground of mutual communication. You and your partner stand on that ground, and together, walk the path your relationship leads you down. To walk smoothly down that path, the ground needs to be level and sturdy, but often you will come across rocks, hills and even broken bridges. These obstacles in your communication often stem from confused meanings. Something is taken the wrong way, someone doesn’t feel heard, or someone...

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Three Ways to Holiday Happiness featuring The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Three Ways to Holiday Happiness featuring The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least, we hope it will be. Once you factor in the preparation, expenses, responsibilities and travel arrangements, you can end up with just as much holiday stress as holiday cheer. The key to a joyful holiday depends on 3 things: connecting with your family, making a difference in your community and keeping your stress levels low. Focus On Family: In the popular book and cartoon How The Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch spends years hating holiday merchandising...

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Dealing with Deployment

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Dealing with Deployment

Saying goodbye is never easy. This is something military families know all too well. For the 2.7 million Americans who serve in the Armed Forces, saying goodbye to loved ones can be a frequent and emotional experience. Learning how to deal with deployment is a challenge on its own, for the deployed and their families. If you are among this group, the first thing to remember is: you are not alone! There are many online communities for military families who need advice and support. Family & Child Development recommends Military OneSource as...

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Pre-marital Counseling: Things to Consider Before You Say “I Do”

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Pre-marital Counseling: Things to Consider Before You Say “I Do”

During courtship, people tend to be on their best behavior to impress their partner. Many couples also experience a blissful “honeymoon phase.” But after the newness and excitement of a relationship has died down, challenges often arise. Fortunately, most of these challenges can be addressed and resolved before they dissolve a relationship, if the couple is willing to discuss their issues in pre-marital counseling. The earlier pre-marital counseling is introduced, the better. It’s important to keep an open mind about what therapy can do...

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Is your teen using their social media and apps safely?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Is your teen using their social media and apps safely?

When you purchase an iPhone it comes with instant access to social media, as well as a small army of apps already installed, with hundreds more available to download. Each app is unique in its security and features. This wave of social media and app usage has opened a whole new world of communication technology, and it’s a world youths are very invested in. As a parent, navigating this world can be challenging and confusing, especially if you don’t know how it affects your child. But it’s never too late to learn. Most...

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Bullying

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Bullying

Every parent hopes their child will never have to deal with the pain and trauma that bullying creates. Unfortunately, with another school year beginning in a few weeks, parents must face the reality that many children are still bullied in school environments, and it’s an issue that won’t stop without adult intervention. Bullying comes in different forms: it can be physical or verbal, face-to-face or through social media. Whatever forms it comes in, bullying negatively affects a child’s behavior, emotional and psychological...

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Healthy Sleep Hygiene

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Healthy Sleep Hygiene

Are you tired? The question is almost inane in our fast-paced, media-saturated society. With cell phones buzzing, laptops glowing and TVs beckoning, it can be hard to shut down the electronics, and shut down our brains for bedtime. Poor sleep hygiene (not getting enough hours of uninterrupted sleep per night) is a rampant problem in western culture, and people’s health is suffering because of it. Lack of sleep affects physical, mental and emotional well-being. People with poor sleep hygiene have a higher risk of depression, heart...

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