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Strengthening Family Bonds through Quality Time

Strengthening Family Bonds through Quality Time

  Spending quality time with your children is one of the most important things you can do for them. This means more than just a quick talk in the car on the way to soccer practice or school, and more than a hug and kiss goodnight.   Studies show that...

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Conflict Resolution for Couples

Conflict Resolution for Couples

When we’re young, we dream about what our future relationships will look like: a fairy tale romance, a perfect life with a soul-mate who understands us, sympathizes with us, never argues, and loves us unconditionally.   However, when we grow up, we have to face a...

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How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

  It’s a parent’s job to teach their children, encourage their children, and prepare their children for everything the world might throw at them when they become adults. But what happens when adulthood finally arrives? Some parents find it difficult to let their...

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Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

As we approach the New Year, we reflect on the year that has passed. What major life events happened this year? Was the year filled with joy and confidence, or was it filled with the sadness and uncertainty?  Did low self-esteem or a sense of inadequacy prevent...

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Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

  The holidays are meant to be a joyous time where family, friends and coworkers come together to exchange gifts, celebrate, feast, and party. But these festivities can be problematic for the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction. For them, it might...

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Finding Forgiveness

Finding Forgiveness

"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."    - Paul Boese   Forgiveness is vital in relationships but it can be difficult to achieve, especially if you feel you’ve been wronged by your partner. Every relationship faces...

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“I Am So Angry!”

“I Am So Angry!”

Everyone has felt anger. Even the most peaceful people have been flooded with extreme anger at some point in their lives. Anger is one of the most powerful and overwhelming emotions a person can feel. So it’s no surprise that many people struggle to keep anger under...

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Helping Your Child Make Friends

Helping Your Child Make Friends

Making friends can be hard for anyone at any age, but for young children who are still developing mentally and socially, it can sometimes be challenging, overwhelming, and confusing. Parents’ influence is instrumental when it comes to strengthening children's social...

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How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

April is the Month of the Military Child, designated to remind us of the important sacrifices and unique struggles experienced by children of military parents. This month we are meant to reflect on the emotional and psychological impact that parental deployment...

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Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Do you ever find yourself worrying your teenager is addicted to their phone? You may be right! In recent months, smart phone and social media designers from Silicon Valley have been going public about the addictive nature of their products. Online games, social media...

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Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

A New Year’s resolution is, traditionally, an individual pledge to meet certain goals in the new year. The most common New Year’s resolutions are: losing weight, eating healthier/exercising more and saving money. These resolutions are great goals to have, and will...

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