Monthly Archives: November 2013

Column Image Tips on Fair Fighting This Thanksgiving

Most of us would say that we love our families… that is, until we spend extended periods of time with them. When family members stop playing nice and the gloves come off, many families go to what can only be described as “the dark side.” Even the most pleasant and … Continue reading >

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Column Image Parent-Child Interaction Therapy teaches parents, children to connect

What am I doing wrong? If you are like many parents of young children, you have probably asked yourself this question before. It is difficult, to say the least to effectively manage children’s behavioral problems. If you have tried many times over with no success to manage your child’s behavioral … Continue reading >

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Column Image Divorce is tough on kids. Here’s what you can do to help them cope.

For children, divorce can be stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of their parents splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce means providing … Continue reading >

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Column Image After the Decision – Moving Forward with the Adoption Process

Educating yourself about adoption and talking it over with those that you care most about is a crucial part in the adoption process. We take this step in planning a biological family, and it is just as important in welcoming an adoptive child into our lives. Once you values are … Continue reading >

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Column Image Starting a Family? Is Adoption for You?

Nineteen years ago I became the proud adoptive mom of my now 25 year old daughter. The process leading up to the adoption began several years before any paperwork was completed.  Considerations of financial stability, emotional/mental ability to manage being a single parent, support structures in my life, and honestly … Continue reading >

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