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3 Tips for Fulfilling Your Marriage Expectations

Marriage Expectations Do's and Don'ts
  How many times have you heard the following statement from a couple whose marriage is on the rocks? “We just want different things.” We often hear people explain their relationship difficultie.... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Dating & Relationships

How to Have a Happy Marriage: Match Marriage Expectations to Reality

Logical Order of Love
  You’ve finally reached the end of a long ten-hour day spent in a frantic state trying to fulfill your many responsibilities. The only thing that got you through the day was the knowledge that .... read more

Posted in Blended Family Problems, Common Marriage Problems

Common Marriage Problems–Tips for Mending an In-Law Rift

Do's and Don'ts with Inlaws
Dealing with in-laws is one of the most common marriage problems. And the holidays, with all their family gatherings, can expose or enhance many of these struggles. It is estimated that almost .... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Dating & Relationships

The Ebola Scare: What Parents Need to Know

ebola report
 Helping Children Understand Ebola and Traumatic Events by Rob Dindinger, Ph.D.   Most of us can remember times in our life when the fear of eminent danger intruded into our thoughts..... read more

Posted in Age 6–11, Age birth–5, Parenting, Stress

Signs of ADHD and Managing Impulse Control

Adapting Emotions
  Clinical psychologist, Dr. Robert Williams, helps parents understand ADHD, and he presents strategies parents can take to help their children manage impulses and other symptoms associated with.... read more

Posted in Age 6–11, Age birth–5, Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Teens 12–18

Six Things To Do When You Learn Your Teen is Drinking

Teen, Underage Drinking
  Recent reports state 22% of high school seniors binge drink (5+ drinks in a short amount of time). So what does that mean? Using the 2013 Census to get an approximation of high school seniors,.... read more

Posted in Addictions/Substance Abuse, Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, Teens 12–18

Homework Helps: How to Help and When to Create Space

How to Help Children with learning disabilities adapt successfully to school
  Johnny sits at the kitchen table, chewing on the end of his pencil. It's almost 9:00 p.m. and he has been on Problem #7 for the last twenty minutes. You have offered your help, and even a piec.... read more

Posted in Age 6–11, Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, School, Stress, Teens 12–18

How to Stop Child Anger

Child Anger. Photo by, Michael La Martin
Parenting is challenging on its own. But add a child who gets angry any time you ask them to do something, and things can get frustrating and out of control fast. What we usually do, as parents, is to.... read more

Posted in Age 6–11, Age birth–5, Parenting

Domestic Violence: Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship

Stop Domestic Violence
  The recent video of Ray Rice hitting and knocking his then fiancé unconscious has reminded us all, hopefully, of the prevalence of domestic violence. We can't know everything about their rel.... read more

Posted in Abuse, Common Marriage Problems, Dating & Relationships, Domestic Violence

Love or Infatuation: How To Find a Good Marriage Partner

Love or Infatuation
  If you are involved in a romantic relationship with someone and are wondering if you should slow things down, go full speed ahead, or hit the escape button, you should plan on doing some heavy.... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Dating & Relationships

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