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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

July 5, 2016

​The fourth of July is a celebration of our country’s birthday and independence! Celebrating this important day with your family will become part of your child’s adult memories, and your child’s affection and honor for their country begins at home with you. Our country...

May 17, 2016

Every generation raises their children with the idea of being a great parent. You remember what you didn’t like about your childhood and told yourself you wouldn’t do the same to your kids. But, you didn’t grow up in the society your kids are trying to survive in now....

April 26, 2016

The recent floods, loss of homes, cars, and personal possessions has left many in the community feeling overwhelmed with fear and hopelessness. Bodies being recovered days later compiled with stories of financial stress and people taking their own lives as well as thei...

April 5, 2016

In 2009, a study was released suggesting Facebook caused girls to become depressed. Pediatricians warned parents to limit social media access as well as usage time, which at the time seemed logical. But Facebook, as well as Twitter, have continued to grow and so has th...

December 29, 2015

The loneliest most of us ever feel is when we are with someone we don’t care for. A bad date or a bad marriage can make us feel so alone and unloved. Many people go out with people they don’t like to avoid being alone for special holidays, and New Year’s Eve is one of...

December 22, 2015

The holidays are supposed to be joyful and bring couples closer together. However, in reality, December sets the tone for the highest number of divorces, which begins in January and ends in March. The stress couples feel and become angry or depressed about in December...

January 23, 2014

In our weight conscious society and a generation of obese children, it’s easy to begin placing one’s worth on their weight. In fact, girls especially are obsessed with the scale and feel judged according to their weight. It’s common to see morning news anchors or talk...

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