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Disciplining Your Child Without Spanking

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Disciplining Your Child Without Spanking

Learning to discipline your child and teach good decision-making skills is one of the most important tasks of parenting. While discipline is necessary in order for children to learn self-control and the consequences of poor choices, how they are disciplined is important to the development of their self- esteem and self-confidence. As they grow, develop and learn, they make mistakes and need some form of guidance. Parents have different methods of guiding their children and teaching them rules and responsibility, but not everyone agrees how...

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Six Rules Every First Time Parent Needs to Follow

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Six Rules Every First Time Parent Needs to Follow

If you are a first time parent, or about to be one, you’re probably experiencing what every other first time parent experiences: pure panic. It’s completely normal to have anxiety about how parenthood will change you and your partner’s lives. It will affect your relationships, finances, social lives, physical health, mental health and more. Take a deep breath. Even though parenting is one of the greatest challenges you will ever face, it is also the most rewarding. The transition to parenthood will be tough, but if you...

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How Much is too Much Screen Time for Kids?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How Much is too Much Screen Time for Kids?

In the digital age, children use technology from infancy. Movies, video games, books, maps, music, social media, even schoolwork – all are convenient and accessible by simply focusing on the unnatural glow of a digital screen. Many parents scramble to keep up with the ever-growing technological boom; they buy family plans for smart phones, download apps for monitoring their child’s online activities and provide educational video games. It’s made life easier; a child’s entertainment and education is now one finger-tap away....

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Back to School for Children with ADD/ADHD

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Back to School for Children with ADD/ADHD

Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) can be challenging – particularly once school begins. For these parents, a new school year often means meeting with teachers, monitoring homework, encouraging good study habits and establishing new routines. As a parent, you want your child to have a successful school year. Below are some strategies and resources to help make that happen. Daily Routine Strategies • Structured, consistent routines greatly benefit children, especially those...

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Supporting LGBT Youth

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

Supporting LGBT Youth

How parents treat a child who identifies as LGBT will affect the rest of the child’s life. For parents who lack sufficient knowledge on the subject, it can be difficult to know how to support a LGBT child or adolescent. When a youth comes out as LGBT, (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), there are a diverse range of reactions families can have. Some may not be surprised, some may be pleased and proud, while others may be concerned, shocked, angry, or hateful toward their child. Some families disown members who are LGBT and refuse...

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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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