5 Ways Dads can still connect with their Daughters

5 Ways Dads can connect with their Daughters

Family | Parenting

Dads, hear me when I say this, your daughter still needs and wants a relationship with you. I know it may be hard to see, especially as your daughter hits adolescence. It may seem as she gains more independence; she wants to be around her friends more than home with dad or mom. You may […]

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Teenage Anxiety- Symptoms and Solutions

Anxiety | Parenting

Whether they deserve it or not, teenagers have a reputation for being moody, belligerent and oftentimes downright difficult. These same behaviors can also be signs your teenager may be struggling with anxiety. According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th […]

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Adolescent Anxiety

4 Steps to address adolescent anxiety

Anxiety | Family | Parenting

Question of the Week:  “School has been in session now for a few weeks. I thought that my son’s anxiety and stress level would have subsided by now. How can we talk about it, or better yet figure out what is going on?” First, let’s discuss the differences between stress and anxiety in regards to […]

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Communicating with your teenager

Communicating With Your Teenager

Family | Parenting

Morty is my 5 year old dog, a miniature dachshund that has a mind of his own and a stubborn personality; a standard among the breed. However, when he wants to eat, he will tell me. When he wants some water, he will let me know. When he needs to go out, a simple bark […]

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A Parent's Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

A Parent’s Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

Family | Mental Health | Parenting

I receive hundreds of questions about how parents should react to their teenager who is using drugs and alcohol. Some of these parent’s are in denial about the issue, some concerned about how it will effect them long term, and some are even worried about addiction. There are also parents who cannot believe their son/daughter […]

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Parenting Summer time

7 Parenting Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Family | Parenting

Summer with our children can be and feel LONG. We get many parents who are looking for something for their children to do when they aren’t at camps or on a summer family vacation. Following these tips will make parenting in the dog days of summer a bit easier. It will also provide your child […]

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