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Children
Pick your Battles: Peer and Parent Pressure

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Peer pressure is real, and parents receive few tips on how to manage themselves and their children in the peer ...

"The Talk"

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

The mere thought of having "the talk" about sexuality with their children often makes parents shudder and ...

Encouraging the Growth Mindset in Children

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

Parents naturally want the best for their children and can be instrumental in helping their children become resilient ...

Preparing for the School Year

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Families enjoy the change summer schedules bring. It seems families adjust to the summer schedule then quickly find ...

Bullying in Preschool? Yes, Preschool!

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Bullying is not just a problem for the older child. Preschoolers also experience bullying both as the victim and the ...

The Excitement and Challenge of Beginning School

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

Beginning school can be exciting and challenging for children and parents alike. In this article, Christine Vander ...

Everyone is Welcome!

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Controlling the Chaos

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

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season can ...

How to Talk about Trauma and Loss with Children

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This article gives tips and insight for adults in explaining trauma and loss to children. Important points and ...

If We Always Encourage Kids, Aren’t We Raising Weaklings?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Describes how, when and why to encourage children. Some parents are concerned that too much self esteem can ruin a ...

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Broadcasts

Adolescents
TwentySomething & In Transition - 1 of 2 #3382

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

The twenties can be described as a time of great transitions. In this article, Christine outlines common struggles of ...

Affected Family Members Part 5 #3415

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 4 #3414

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 3 #3413

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 2 #3412

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Affected Family Members Part 1 #3411

Kathy Ann Ward, M.S., CSAC, LPC

Families that live with a loved one's addiction or mental illness suffer and experience chronic stress due to trying ...

Powerful Dads, Pretty Daughters - 2 of 2 #3394

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

The father daughter relationships is distinctly different than other relationships in the family. Join Christine as ...

Powerful Dads, Pretty Daughters - 1 of 2 #3393

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

The Father daughter relationship is distinctly different in that father's have the opportunity to imprint their ...

An Encouraging Word Goes a Long Way, #3401

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

In this radio series, Christine Vander Wielen and Lynda Savage discuss how influential parents can be in helping their ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #6 of 6, #3400

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

ike adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

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