Parenting

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Children
Neglect - The Obtuse Abuse

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article explores the abuse of neglect and the confusion that often accompanies it.

When Parents Fight

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

Children develop their sense of belonging and sense of security from their relationships with their parents. When ...

My Child Won't Go To School

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

School phobia, a severe stress response toward school is a very perplexing condition. Suddenly a child simply will ...

A Parent's Guide To Minimizing Sibling Rivalry

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

Although sibling rivalry exists in virtually every family, parents can be proactive in helping to minimize sibling ...

Ten Ways to "Train Up A Child"

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parenting is hard. Raising children in today's world is a juggling act for most people when trying to do a good job ...

Who I Am In Christ

Author Unknown, Edited by Brenda Spina, M.S.,LMFT, LPC

Knowing how God sees us and what we have available with Him is important in the developmental process of being His ...

Parents Guide to Lingo on the Internet

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The benefits and dangers of the internet are becoming more apparent as time passes. Parents have the increasingly ...

Validation is Not Agreement

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the difference between validating another person's communication and agreeing with it. Examples ...

Answering Jesus' Call

This article helps the reader make decisions about when it is important to act on Jesus' call and to be open to His ...

Stay Strong While Raising Strong Willed Children

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

Strong willed children can be amazingly creative, innovative and steadfast while at the same time frustrating and ...

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Adolescents
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 ...

5 Components of Emotional Intelligence 2 of 2 #3563

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Increasing emotional intelligence provides many advantages in one's emotional and relational health. Lynda and Laura ...

5 Components of Emotional Intelligence 1 of 2 #3562

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Increasing emotional intelligence provides many advantages in one's emotional and relational health. Lynda and Laura ...

Loving a Young Alcoholic - 3 of 3 - #3549

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents become frightened when discovering their young adult misuses, even abuses alcohol or another drug. Brenda and ...

Loving a Young Alcoholic - 2 of 3 - #3548

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents become frightened when discovering their young adult misuses, even abuses alcohol or another drug. Brenda and ...

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