August 28, 2018

Pressured

24/7 is the reality of time our children are faced with pressure these days: from friends, family, social media, school, TV and—perhaps subconsciously—from idols they look up to. The need to fit in, […]
August 28, 2018

It takes a Village

As a grandmother of five lively and selfconfident grandchildren ages 4 to 15, I thought little of the disturbing news of what experts call the “frightful […]
August 28, 2018

Under Pressure

  Johnny is a sixteen year old high school student. He has never smoked, and has never consumed  alcohol. Johnny works very hard in school, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He dresses […]
August 22, 2018

Planting the Seed

  If you’re looking for a way to “grow” family relationships, look to your green thumb. Gardening creates a bounty of memories, encourages communication and develops […]
August 22, 2018

The Divorce Dilemma

  The importance of equal parenting after divorce Each year, more than 1 million children experience the emotional trauma of divorce. Half of all marriages in […]
August 22, 2018

“My name is Erin and I am an addict.”

I remember joking about being an addict, saying things like, “Yup, I’m just a no-good junkie, might as well get high.” I laughed when I said […]
September 3, 2018

Internet and Food Addictions: Too Much of a Good Thing

  In moderation, sex, food, work, exercise, shopping and Internet use are considered normal healthy behaviors, but when they become excessive, they can jeopardize all aspects […]
September 1, 2018

Superhero September

Superhero mythology is that of overcoming great odds, tragedy, and sadness. Our most popular heroes, Spiderman, Batman, and Superman, overcame great personal loss to become heroes […]
August 22, 2018

Sickly sweet: How much sugar is too much?

UMass Lowell researcher weighs in on how to avoid hidden sources, make healthier choices to reduce health risks Sugar. Some people crave it. Others are wary […]

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