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PARENTING

Finding Peace Within

Does this conversation sound familiar?
“How are you?”
“Crazy!”
“How’s your day going?”
“It’s crazy!”
Sometimes that does feel like reality, but how true is it really that a day in itself is crazy? Let’s take a closer look.
We have had days in which we sleep late, the car malfunctions, and the traffic is a hot …

GUESS WHO’S HOME?

It’s not unusual today for college graduates to return home to live while they job search or determine what their next step in life may be. While many parents (and their children) panic at this thought, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Careful planning and communication are important in …

ASK THE COACH!

Dear Coach,
How do I get my teenage son to talk with me? He is a sophomore in high school. He plays a lot of video games, and I don’t think that’s healthy or productive.  We used to be close, but now all he does is grunt at me or hide in his room and …

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP A POSITIVE MINDSET

1-AVOID JUDGMENT! Be aware of your statements that judge or label other people, situations, or yourself. Things don’t have to be good or bad. They just “are”.
2-Praise your child for effort and hard work, and persistence. Avoid comments such as, “You’re fabulous!” or “You’re the best!” Instead, say “Your hard work really paid …

PARENTING YOUNG ADULTS

“I’m 20-years old! You can’t tell me what to do!”
“I live on my own at school and I do fine. I don’t need restrictions or curfews when I come home for the summer!”
“Uh, mom can I have some cash? I don’t have any money left in my account.”
“Dad, I got arrested and I’m in …