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Family Play

Family Play

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for family play may be a challenge. However, is it worth it? You bet! Enjoying time together as a family is tremendously beneficial. In fact, for healthy relationships to flourish, it is a necessity. We can schedule time for playing together, and develop the ability to capture unstructured moments [...]
Effective Parenting Strategies

Effective Parenting Strategies

Anyone who has children knows that parenting is hard work! Although our children may inherit many traits from us, they are distinct individuals. What worked for us may not be the best for them. Through diligent research we now know what strategies get desired results and those that don’t. However, without patience and consistency, even [...]
Divorce

Divorce

Divorce represents the death of a marriage. And the death of a marriage, like any death, requires a grieving process for healing. Since people do not enter into marriage planning for divorce, the death of a marriage inevitably brings with it strong emotions- especially denial, shock, and anger. If there are children involved, the entire [...]
Dating After Divorce

Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce may be the last thing on a single parent’s priority list. However, there may come a time when you feel that both you and your children are ready to have a new person in your lives. After meeting that new person and a decision is made to further pursue a relationship, consideration [...]
Creating a Peaceful Home

Creating a Peaceful Home

Today’s world is a complicated place. Day to day living can cause stress and anxiety. Because of the wide scope of media coverage we also know and worry about concerns around the globe. These pressures can seep into our home lives and cause tension and conflict. But how can you maintain a peaceful home in [...]
Balancing Work and Family

Balancing Work and Family

No matter where you are in your career, parents have a tough time achieving balance between work and family. After devoting so much energy on the job, facing the demands of children and household tasks may be the last thing you want to do. However, thoughts like this just make you feel guilty. So what [...]
Adolescent Parenting: Pick Your Battles

Adolescent Parenting: Pick Your Battles

Power struggles almost seem to be a way of life when you’re parenting an adolescent. Teens are in the stage of development that is designed to resist limits. Meanwhile, adults are committed to enforcing limits. It’s a natural conflict that leads to battles of control. It is best to strive for a sense of balance. [...]
The Absent Parent

The Absent Parent

Whatever the cause, whether it be divorce, work, military service or prison that takes one parent out of the household, separation is difficult for both the parent and the children. Small children may not understand why mom or dad is not around and older children may resent the absence. The absent parent oftentimes suffers from [...]
Six Characteristics of Strong Families

Six Characteristics of Strong Families

Sharing your life with a happy healthy family is for many of us, one of our most important goals. It is no secret that dysfunctional relationships and a chaotic family life are major contributors to social problems including juvenile delinquency, domestic abuse, and addiction. However, there are multitudes of successful families who thrive, contribute to [...]
When Parents Aren’t Getting Along

When Parents Aren’t Getting Along

Dealing with conflict can be tough and complicated for everyone, especially when the conflict is between you and your spouse. Marital conflict is inevitable at times in even the most loving and stable families. Stressful jobs, a difference in parenting styles, financial difficulties, or different personalities can all potentially contribute to marital conflict. Arguments or [...]
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