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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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ADHD and Homework: It Can Work! #1 of 3, #3359

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

Children with ADHD have a tremendous amount of potential. ADHD is not a limitation nor a predictor of school ...

Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One! #2 of 2, #3352

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

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many of us find the stress of ...

Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One! #1 of 2, #3351

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

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many of us find the stress of ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #4 of 4, #3350

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #3 of 4, #3349

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #2 of 4, #3348

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #1 of 4, #3347

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

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