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Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

  What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is physical, sexual or emotional assault performed by one person in a relationship against the other partner. Typically the partners live together, which makes the situation more difficult to escape from. Domestic...

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Moving Past Divorce

Moving Past Divorce

Ending a marriage can be both devastating and life changing. Long after the final papers have been signed, we can continue to experience feelings or loneliness, anger, sadness, and frustration. However, just as we might tell a “heart-broken” teenager, “life goes on,”...

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Disciplining Your Child Without Spanking

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...

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Six Rules Every First Time Parent Needs to Follow

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...

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How Much is too Much Screen Time for Kids?

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...

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Back to School for Children with ADD/ADHD

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...

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Supporting LGBT Youth

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,...

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What PTSD Means for Adults

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...

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How to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

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....

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Understanding and Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries

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...

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The Path to Good Communication for Couples

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...

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