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July 8, 2020

Manipulation and Parenting

  Walking hand-in-hand with conditional love is manipulation. The message here is that love is given as a conditional reward, rather than the natural expression of […]
July 1, 2020

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 […]
June 29, 2020

The Danger of Under-Diagnosis

  The danger of under-diagnosis and incomplete treatment  Despite research that clearly signifies a high correlation and close relationship between eating disorders and addictions, many parents […]
June 17, 2020

Managing Family Conflict

Time waits for no one and before you know it, your kids are grown. Although family life provides a type of happiness found nowhere else, it […]
June 15, 2020

Be a Parent, Not a Dictator

    We sign our daughter up for piano lessons and art classes because we know music and creative endeavors are good for her brain.  We […]
June 15, 2020

Virtual Pressure

  Virtual Pressure And then there’s the Internet. A hub of endless information, the web is yet another way the message of having the “perfect” body […]
June 1, 2020

First Heal Thyself

    The mouths of babes, specifically one of my then-five-year old twins, shocked me into grasping the critical importance of self-care. Profoundly stressed at that […]
June 1, 2020

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence was first described by Peter Salovey and John Mayer, two Yale University psychologists in 1990. Emotional intelligence refers to five main emotional competency areas:  […]
May 29, 2020

Practicing Everyday Mindfulness

Quieting the Chaos  Learn the importance of practicing everyday mindfulness    Stress is the modern-day equivalent to the scary monster that, when we were children, hid under our […]
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