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When Teenagers Ask “Who Am I?”

One of the most important questions that teenagers grapple with during the time of adolescence is, “Who am I?”  Then, as they are answering the question, they also have to decide, “Do I love who I am?” Self-esteem during adolescence, as we all know, can take a pretty substantial beating.  I believe everyone, whether a [...]

What Does the Word “Support” Look Like in Your Family?

The secret to healthy kids can be found through a whole-person approach to the needs of your child.  By addressing the emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual needs of children, parents are able to provide a balanced, caring environment that contributes to lifelong happiness and health. I call this helping a child to SOAR.  As parents, [...]

Keeping Relationships on Neutral Ground

It was all the computer's fault, actually.  If the computer setup at the campaign headquarters had been better, Jim never would have suggested that he and Tracy go to his place to work on the leaflet.  But the computer at campaign headquarters was old and slow, and it had pitiful memory capacity.  His swank publishing [...]

The Quintessential Meaning of Intimacy

In one of the most moving books I’ve read, entitled Letters to an Unborn Child, David Ireland, disabled, confined to a wheelchair and terminally ill, wrote a series of letters to the unborn child he would never meet. While his wife was expecting, Ireland took the time to write letters to be read one day [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Happiness, Relationships|0 Comments

Mentor and Monitor Your Child’s Relationships

As your child grows, he or she will come into contact with more and more people outside your family and circle of friends. They will meet coaches, teachers, other parents, other children, and other adults. They will encounter mentors and those they simply don’t like very well. In all of these relationships, your child is [...]

Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

As you work to create a healthier life, it’s important to look at ways you can strengthen your relationships. Strong relationships should be the main source of comfort and gratification in your life. Yet, at times, you may turn to food to fill a void. Food is nourishment and nutrition; it’s not the answer for [...]

How To Become a Life-Giving Person

As Mahatma Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped from his foot and landed on the track. The train was already pulling away from the station, and he was unable to retrieve his shoe. To the astonishment of his traveling companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw [...]

How To Raise a Happy, Healthy Teen

Whether you have a teenage girl or a teenage boy, there's a lot going on physically in that body and brain. As a parent, you can create some simple physical conditions to help support your teen’s maturation process. These conditions are commonsense items you already know about but may not have implemented for your teenager [...]

Signs Your Son Has A Technology Addiction

Boys have a hard enough time concentrating, contemplating, and reflecting -- all executive functions centered in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an area where teenage males are naturally not as fast to mature as we may like. So the last thing we need is for our sons to spend too much time with technology [...]

Is Facebook Destroying Friendship?

Using friend as a verb is a recent phenomenon, thanks to Facebook. According to its website, Facebook users average about 130 friends each. Some people attempt to accumulate friends like other people collect movie ticket stubs: for no real reason except it seems fun to have so many. Having friends on Facebook begets more friends [...]

By |March 28th, 2014|Categories: Relationships, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments