August 25, 2018

It’s no surprise that social, emotional, and physical well-being of children is linked to family functioning. We all want what’s best for our kids, though at times it can difficult to know the “right” way to parent. While there is not correct way to parent, one strateg...

May 22, 2017

     Becoming a parent can be the most rewarding and wonderful thing to happen to a person. It is, without a doubt, life-changing. But sometimes, life-changing doesn’t always end up with all positive feelings.

     “So do not worry about to...

August 20, 2016

     The children pictured here have the advantage of a tremendous father. Dads matter. They matter more than most of us realize. Time and time again, I counsel adults who have been deprived the benefit of a kind and loving father. What makes children happy, confident...

June 3, 2016




     When teens feel sad, distressed, anxious, or confused, the emotions may be so extreme they lead to acts of self-injury (also called cutting, self-mutilation, or self-harm). Most teens that inflict injury on themselves do so because they are experiencing stress...

May 1, 2016

Do you have a young man or boy in your home who is demonstrating outward sexual expression? Are they showing signs of having disrespect for women? If so, try using this pledge, which I recently composed for a 9-year-old foster child to sign. After teaching him about re...

February 25, 2016

      So, you have a depressed teen or young adult on your hands. What do you do? The answer is not easy. There is evidence that young minds can react in a rather strange way to SSRI drugs like Prozac or Zoloft. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the...

February 21, 2016

     Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADD and ADHD represent a serious situation. They are often misdiagnosed and then treated with medication that can literally "amp up" the child, as such medications are basically stimulants....

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