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How to Break a Bad Habit

How to Break a Bad Habit

Every person has some sort of idiosyncrasy they consider to be a “bad habit.” Many bad habits stem and develop during childhood. What do you do if you notice your child starting to pick up one? From swearing, to fidgeting, to picking your nose, it can be easier said than done to stop a bad [...]
How to Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

How to Help Your Teen Cope With a Breakup

Watching your teen go through a rough patch in life is hard for any parent. Break-ups in particular can cause a lot of stress and if your teen is unsure of how to process their feelings, they may act out. Here are a few tips to help your child cope with a breakup:  Never downplay [...]
Single Parenting

Single Parenting

Single-parent families are becoming more and more common in today's society. One out of every four children in the United States lives in a single-parent household. Not all of these situations are the result of divorce. Death, single-parent adoptions, and unplanned pregnancy, can also create families with only one parent. Whatever circumstance, a single-parent faces [...]
Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

The most valuable gifts your child will ever receive are the ones that cannot be bought with money. Your children can have an abundance of material possessions, but without the following, your child will forever be short-changed. Stability and Security. Consistency, predictability, and dependability: these practices build children’s sense of stability. Secure children feel safe and […]

Holiday Survival For Divorced Parents

Holiday Survival For Divorced Parents

The holiday season is considered to be a time of happiness, good times, family gatherings and wonderful memories. However, the thought of the holiday season can also be a painful and stressful time for families that may be going through a divorce. The thought of the approaching holiday season may lead to feelings of depression, […]

Handling Parental Anger

Handling Parental Anger

Our children bring us great joy. And yet there are times when parents experience anger and frustration. Parenting is tough and it is normal to feel angry at times. First, learning to recognize and being aware of these feelings then finding the most appropriate ways of responding are key to safe and effective parenting.

Grandparenting

Grandparenting

Grandparents today play a wide variety of roles including caregiver, role-model, playmate, friend, and family historian. Although children typically view their parents as the center of the universe, grandparents were here first! It is from you that your grandchildren will learn that older individuals have much to offer and are worthy of respect. (Remember that [...]
Father’s Day Activities For Both You And Your Kids

Father’s Day Activities For Both You And Your Kids

Father’s Day is a day that both you and your child can benefit from. It can be a great way for you and your child to spend time together and strengthen the relationship. Review our list for some engaging and easy ways to have some Father’s Day fun! ​ ​1. Share your interests and hobbies Sharing [...]
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Becoming a parent can be the most exciting, wonderful, joyous and frightening experience you may ever have. Although the prospect of fatherhood is exhilarating it can also bring with it many confusing feelings. If you have fears about becoming a father, relax. All new fathers feel somewhat inadequate at first. Many young men don’t get [...]
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 [...]
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