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Don’t Argue With a Woman as You Would With a Man

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Men and Women of Wisdom

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Becoming wise is not an easy journey yet a goal greatly desired by many. Based on Ephesians 4 and 5, Brenda outlines ...

Life's Seasons

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

This article recognizes the difficulties that come with life's many transitions, and offers time tested coping ...

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, ...

Live Within Your Means

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Living within our means often is associated with our financial circumstances. In this article, Brenda outlines ideas ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Golden Rule for Cyberspace

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

Most of our teens know how to work with technology but few realize how technology works. As parents and educators who ...

Building Confidence and Values in Children

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents struggle often between knowing how to build confidence in their children and at the same time guide the ...

Affected Family Members

Kathy Ann Ward, MA, LPC-T, CSAC

Families affected by a loved one’s chronic mental illness or addiction endure a unique type of stress. This article ...

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Coming Along Side the 20 Somethings, #1 of 3, #3387

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Young adults look so adult yet, as we all know, looks can be deceiving. This special group of people need more support ...

Confronting with Respect, #4 of 4, #3381

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Confrontation is not always the easiest task for some to manage. The easy way is to blow up, demean, or just plain ...

Confronting with Respect, #3 of 4, #3380

Confrontation is not always the easiest task for some to manage. The easy way is to blow up, demean, or just plain ...

Confronting with Respect, #2 of 4, #3379

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Confrontation is not always the easiest task for some to manage. The easy way is to blow up, demean, or just plain ...

Confronting with Respect, #1 of 4, #3378

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Confrontation is not always the easiest task for some to manage. The easy way is to blow up, demean, or just plain ...

Moms' To Do List, #3 of 3, #3377

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. In this three part series, ...

Moms' To Do List, #2 of 3, #3376

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

Moms' To Do List, #1 of 3, #3375

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

Honor Widows, #2 of 2, #3374

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Transitioning into the single life once again is not an easy task but it is a doable one. Based on personal ...

Honor Widows, #1 of 2, #3373

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Transitioning into the single life once again is not an easy task but it is a doable one. Based on personal ...

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