Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?

What do you think of when you hear the word bully? Some of us may have an image of a larger, mean kid stuffing smaller kids in trash cans and taking their lunch money. While that might be true in some cases, bullying is such a large and vast issue. Bullies now come in all shapes and sizes. There are bullies in schools, neighborhoods and even the workforce. With the increase in cyber bullying, it can make identifying this behavior even harder...

Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?2016-06-03T08:00:49+00:00

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets

Divorce happens. Depending on whose research you read, the rate is somewhere between 25 - 52%. Here are some tips to keep your children emotionally safe during this difficult time in the life of the family...

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets2016-03-08T10:59:57+00:00

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother

Postpartum depression can linger around and make you miserable. Here are some tips from a repeat mother to help you cope and get through it faster...

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother2016-02-15T13:29:54+00:00

Seven Things to Help You Improve Communication

Problems can arise in relationships when there is a breakdown of any kind in communication. Here are seven tips to improve yours...

Seven Things to Help You Improve Communication2016-01-28T14:07:10+00:00

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer

Kids do say “no” a lot. They also need to learn to hear it and accept no for an answer. Children start attempting to set their own limits as soon as they hear what the word no means. At times, they may have trouble accepting limits from others, especially their parents. All of us will hear a lot of no’s during our lives. It is important to be able to accept no for an answer to avoid chronic problems.

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer2015-12-22T09:58:04+00:00

Why Kids Say No and Why It’s a Good Thing

Kids say no a lot. Understanding why kids say no can help us respond in ways that help them. Kids saying no is a good thing, in the long run...

Why Kids Say No and Why It’s a Good Thing2015-12-21T20:16:34+00:00

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something

I have had the privilege of working with many adults who were sexually abused when they were children. In my work with them, I have witnessed many of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. Today, I am fortunate to be able to offer this blog post from a male survivor of child sexual abuse. My hope, and his, is that you gain some insight into the effects and decide that you will take action if you’re ever confronted with this terrible experience.

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something2015-12-11T09:53:17+00:00

Difference Between Hurt and Harm: Pain Can Be Beneficial

The difference between hurt and harm can be hard to see, especially when we’re in the middle of the pain. This is also true when we’re in the middle of the pleasure involved with some things that actually do cause harm. Pleasure is not a good measure of whether something is harmful or not. Likewise, hurt or pain is not a good measure either.

Difference Between Hurt and Harm: Pain Can Be Beneficial2015-12-08T14:06:32+00:00

Setting Boundaries: Why We Don’t, Why We Need To, and How to Do It

Setting boundaries is hard for a lot of people. Many of us want to make sure others are pleased. We get our self-worth from what others think and say about us. A friend asks for money repeatedly. A family member expects us to babysit their children over and over without notice. The boss asks us to cancel our plans to finish a project. There are lots of times we need and want to set boundaries but don’t...

Setting Boundaries: Why We Don’t, Why We Need To, and How to Do It2015-11-20T09:33:51+00:00