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Parents Modeling Faith

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Every parent seeks to passon their faith. Taking a look at one example in scripture, we see how the everyday patterns ...

Building Self Esteem

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There isn't a parent I know who doesn't want to be a part of helping their child grow up feeling good about who they ...

When Children Steal

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There isn't a parent on earth who enjoys the idea of their child stealing. Understanding the possible reasons that ...

Communicating With Kids (and Adults!)

Practical tips are provided to help children pair emotions with words and a specific technique is described to improve ...

Teaching Children About Feelings

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Children need help in identifying what emotion they feel just as much as we do as adults. Here are some guidelines ...

Attachment Wounds: Ten Steps That Heal

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Childhood story illustrating bonding and attachment wounds and ten steps for healing

Parenting Perspectives on Behavior and Bonding

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

A child's oppostional behavior may indicate emotional pain. Article explores larger perspectives, including need for ...

Faith of Our Children: A Model for Home Devotions

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Building a child's Christian faith is a foundational piece in "training up a child in the way he should go." ...

For Shame, For Shame: How to End Shaming When Disciplining

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

The power and influence of parents is great; keeping the parent-child relationship in its proper place

Reclaim the Sabbath

How to reclaim the Sabbath for your family by learning ways to build in important "down-time" on Sundays as ...

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Adolescents
Cultivating Secure Bonds and Healthy Relationships in Children #3585

Carrissa Pannuzzo, MA, LMFT-T, LPC-T

We know the goals: strong, confident, independent children relate well to others and the world. Getting there is ...

The Stories We Tell 2 of 2 #3581

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

The Stories We Tell 1 of 2 #3580

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

Healthy Esteem: His Workmanship #3577

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

When we internalize His truth that we are His masterpiece, created with a kingdom purpose, a positive, healthy self ...

Family Rituals and Celebrations #3575

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

In our culture of productivity, "to-do" lists, and increasing pressure, it is important to remember and ...

Your Behavior is Not Acceptable - But YOU I Love #3568

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Separating the deed from the doer: It is tempting to label a child or adult by their behavior. Bad behavior is ...

Emotional Intelligence: Helping Children Regulate Their Feelings 4 of 4 #3567

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Laura and Lynda discuss how to help children develop Emotional Intelligence- which can be improved through the 5 ...

Emotional Intelligence: Helping Children Regulate Their Feelings 3 of 4 #3566

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Laura and Lynda discuss how to help children develop Emotional Intelligence- which can be improved through the 5 ...

Emotional Intelligence: Helping Children Regulate Their Feelings 2 of 4 #3565

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Laura and Lynda discuss how to help children develop Emotional Intelligence- which can be improved through the 5 ...

Emotional Intelligence: Helping Children Regulate Their Feelings 1 of 4 #3564

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Laura and Lynda discuss how to help children develop Emotional Intelligence- which can be improved through the 5 ...

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