Gifts of the Heart: Ideas for Giving at Christmas

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

This article addresses how families can be creative about giving during times of economic shortages.

Let There Be Peace in the Home: Helping Children Manage Stress During the Holiday Season

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

Children are just as vulnerable to experiencing holiday stress as adults. This article gives parents nine practical...

Managing Food Dilemmas During the Holidays

Food holds many meanings and memories for us, especially during the holiday season. This article offers practical...

You Don't Need (Much) Money for Fun!

Ten fun and free or low-cost ideas to beat cabin fever.

Money Throough The Ages: Changing Our Generational Views

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Our generational family history can influence our current views on money for ourselves and for our families. This...

Entitlement, Money and Families

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

This article describes what entitlement means and how families send messages to their children about money and...

Working with Your Child's Temperament

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

This article accompanies Christine Vander Wielen and Lynda Savage's five part radio series "Working with Your...

Teens and Media Violence

This article describes how television, video games, and film violence affects teens, how parents can help protect...

I have a WHAT?

As the Nationwide Insurance commercial proclaims, "Life comes at you fast," parents can find themselves...

The Push/Pull of Adolescence

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adolescence is often been described as a second toddlerhood. Parents of adolescents often express to me the...