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Talking with Children about their Adoption
Most children have a natural need to reconstruct the story of their life and arrive at a clear picture of it. This is often how the “birds and the bees” discussion is initiated – sometimes to the c...

TV Tips For Your Family
It’s hard to deny it, television is pretty enjoyable. Sometimes it gets so enjoyable that we watch too much, taking time away from outdoor activities, family togetherness, even important things lik...

When Partners Share a Vision
When two people commit to an intimate relationship together, they often have shared goals that serve to tighten the bond between them – at least for a time. Sometimes these goals will be financial ...

Protecting the Creative Spark in Children
For many children, unfortunately, the fires of creativity begin to ebb at a young age. Much of the blame can be laid on our educational systems and their heavy emphasis on right or wrong answers an...

Coping With the Strong-Willed Adolescent
When considering the oftentimes-turbulent inner world of the average adolescent, it can be helpful to use the analogy of a storm. Surely we wouldn’t want to banish such a thing from the scheme of n...

Pez Parenting
For thirty years I'd been deprived of the role of parent. For thirty years I'd wondered just what it'd be like to be a father. I'd married my bride nearly ten years before and I'd waited for the mo...

Teaching Children Through Actions Instead of Words
Many approaches to disciplining or educating young children fail because they don’t take into account one crucial fact: during these tender years, children learn not through reasoning bur rather by...

Some Fun Activities for the Bored Teenager in Your Life
Contrary to the beliefs of many a teenager, there is more to do than watch TV and play video games. Encouraging teens to get up off the couch or leave the computer can be a Herculean task at times...

Teenagers and the Importance of Discipline
Parenting is a job with many rewards, and many challenges, and dealing with teenagers and their daily rebellions has got to be one of the most difficult parts of being a parent. In fact, dealing w...

Helping Your Teen Get Organized
Organization and teenagers may seem to be contradictory terms, but it does not have to be that way. With the proper motivation and planning, and a little help from mom and dad, it is possible for ...

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