Take Your Child on a Date

May 6, 2016 No comments yet

It is easy to get into a routine of homework, chores, sporting events, and other extra-curricular activities. You and your child are running from place to place just trying to check everything off the list. It is easy to allow the busyness of life to take over. You may find yourself frustrated at your child […]

How to Really Love Our Children

October 30, 2014 No comments yet

 Becoming a parent is undoubtedly the most exciting, most crucial responsibility you may have the privilege of experiencing.  When you become a parent, it is the one role that can never be taken away from you.  From the time they are born, to the moment they take their first steps, to when they begin their […]

Teen Gambling

August 15, 2014 No comments yet

One of the problems with gambling is that it can start off with innocent competition, for example, two teens tossing a football or Frisbee and one says, “I bet I can throw it farther than you” or “I bet I can hit that tree over there,” or something of the sort. This might end with […]

3 Principles to Raising Confident Children

July 14, 2014 No comments yet

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” –Robert A. Heinlein Many parents want to create a better life, for their children. While this intention is good, often parents create road blocks, for success, by making their lives too easy.  The truth is parents do impact a person’s ability to function, at any age. […]

Moms and Anxiety

July 14, 2014 No comments yet

Proverbs 12:25 states “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”  Have you ever felt weighed down by anxiety, related to being a mom?  Below you will find some handy tips on managing anxiety and releasing the weight, from your motherly heart. Deep breathing: slow down and take a […]

Therapy for Teens: What to Expect

April 23, 2014 No comments yet

If you are going to see a therapist, the following Q&As can give you some insight into what to expect. Keep in mind that many teens are in therapy today, trying to gain greater insight into the way they think, act and react. Q. Am I “Crazy” If I Go to Therapy? A. Having therapy […]

10 Anger Techniques for Your Child

April 22, 2014 No comments yet

Anger is a normal, natural emotion.  Some experience anger quietly, keeping it within, and others need to express anger in an outward fashion.  Children, like adults, experience anger yet often lack healthy tools, for handling anger.  Below you will find 10 fun anger practices to help your child express anger, in a healthy and effective […]

Quick Tips for Managing Your Anger with Your Child

March 20, 2014 No comments yet

Parenting is a tough endeavor!  I’m often asked by clients “How do I manage my anger and emotions with my child?”  I also hear, “I’m trying so hard, but I still feel like I’m failing as a parent.”  Have you ever felt this way?  If so, you’re in luck!  Below you will find some quick […]

Causes of Teen Stress

January 17, 2014 No comments yet

SOME OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT CAN CAUSE TEEN STRESS: The Changes of Adolescence — Developing faster or slower than most of one’s friends can cause tensions because the teenage years are a time when being like others and liked by others is so important. As the teen transitions and hormone changes take place, teens can […]

Giving Your Child the Gift of “Good Enough”

December 30, 2013 No comments yet

Checking the list, and checking it twice, many parents have waited in long lines, at ungodly hours. One gift cannot be found on any shelf–the gift of “good enough”. The most appreciated and valuable gifts are often felt. Instead of acquiring debt, this year, and making themselves crazy trying to find every gift on their […]



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