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Are you a helicopter parent?

September 10, 2015 New studies indicate a growing trend in college is parents being involved in managing their child’s (now a young adult) coursework, social activities, conflicts with professors and even calling... more »»

Take a ‘Tech Time Out’ this summer

May 26, 2015 Imagine that a typical kid from 1975 is suddenly transported through time to the present moment. more »»

Cell phone parent-child contract

May 12, 2015 The majority of the U.S. population has smartphones now, and more preschool kids know how to work smartphones than know how to tie their own shoes according to TheAtlantic.com. more »»

What St. Patrick can teach us

March 12, 2015 Last spring my wife and I traveled to Ireland. One of our favorite places we visited there was the Saint Patrick Centre in Northern Ireland. more »»

Conversation starters for couples on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 Here you are, it’s that time of year where every couple is expected to go out on a date. more »»

Re-Commit

January 19, 2015 There is a lot of information out there about why marriages fail. A quick search turns up articles on how communication is the key to marital success. more »»

Starting holiday traditions

December 11, 2014 There once was a young mother we’ll call “Susan” who volunteered to cook the Christmas turkey for the big family dinner. more »»

‘Quality time’ in a few minutes

October 13, 2014 Almost every magazine article, television or radio program you see talks about how busy the American family is these days, yet how important “Quality Time” is to the family. more »»

Is your teen an iPhone addict?

September 9, 2014 This picture is a testament to the ubiquity of the smart phone. more »»

Helping kids cope with rejection

May 5, 2014 There’s no question about it; successful people are those who have learned to cope with rejection. Milton Hershey had three failed businesses before his milk chocolate candy took off. more »»

Parenting and poetry

April 7, 2014 Poetry can have powerful effects on people. Poems can inspire and instruct. They are used to describe human experience in an artistic way. more »»

Don’t take life for granted

March 3, 2014 Taking something for granted means that you assume it will always be there. more »»

Valentine’s Day Success

February 4, 2014 It seems a common belief (especially among men) that Valentine’s Day was invented by the greeting card industry to make some profits during a low income time of yea. more »»

Resolution #1: Dream big, courageously

January 6, 2014 Abraham Lincoln is quoted to say “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. more »»

Tips for the holidays

December 3, 2013 Think about the following questions, and take some time to come up with your answer. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 11, 2013 This year marks the 150th anniversary of the national holiday of Thanksgiving. more »»

Family Conversation Starters

September 30, 2013 Finding ways to connect in our marriages and with our children can be challenging. There’s no sense bemoaning the “busy lifestyle” of the modern family: it is what it is. more »»

Four tips for school success

September 3, 2013 The lyrics from a song by The Hives say it all: “They say our summer vacation has come to an end, And we simply have no more holidays to spend, They say ‘No more barefoot, no playing around the... more »»

Family camping: Joys and sorrows

May 22, 2013 Camping with the family, woohoo! Our family loves to go camping. If you haven’t tried it, maybe this story will motivate you. more »»

Helping self-esteem

May 3, 2013 Since this issue focuses on older kids, ages 10 to 12, I thought it fitting to look at the concept of self-esteem. Self-esteem has gotten a bad rap lately. more »»

 
 

 

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