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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do Babies Cry?

Why Do Babies Cry?

​Babies cry to communicate their needs.  Before children begin to talk and use words, crying is the primary way for them to communicate.  Although there are distinct cries, it is difficult at times to know what your baby is trying to let you know. What he may be trying to communicate: “I’m hungry.” “I’m sleepy.” […]

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 [...]
When Parenting Styles are Different

When Parenting Styles are Different

Parenting can be tough especially when two parents have different parenting styles. Have you ever thought about what kind of parent you are? Are you tough with high expectations? Do you believe that children should be allowed to “just be kids”? What do you think of as the “best” way to raise a child? There [...]
The Myth of the Perfect Parent

The Myth of the Perfect Parent

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like every other parent has “it all together” but you? These feelings of inadequacy are common, especially with first time parents. Many of us have grown up with the notion that parents should be all-knowing, all- loving, and all-giving. However, no matter how great [...]
Supermarket Survival

Supermarket Survival

The supermarket is an exciting place for small children because there is so much to see and explore! However, it can also be frustrating and tiresome for little ones. They may become overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds, and become irritable or cranky. What can be done to help make shopping less stressful for [...]
Successful Stepfamilies

Successful Stepfamilies

Today, at least one-third of all children in the U.S. are expected to live in a stepfamily before they reach the age of 18. Although stepfamilies are more common, they face many lifestyle changes and adjustments. However, with concerted effort and determination families can work through problems and live together successfully. Because every situation is [...]

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