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Archive for June, 2011

Blessed Are The Flexible Parents…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

…For they shall not break in half when they are faced with unexpected change and challenges.

Family Pain and Good Living – They Can Exist Together

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

You may be one of many people in this world with some family pain. I don’t mean just some embarrassing moments and childhood challenges.

Marriage Buffers Many Children From Poverty

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I found a report today about the connection between marriage and childhood poverty. As you might expect, the report highlighted facts and commentary about how married families experience less poverty.

Serious Family Problems? Why A Family Counselor Can Help

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

I get a lot of comments and questions about difficult family situations. One of my first thoughts is “Have they been to a family counselor?” Yes, I have worked as a family counselor, but I’m not just saying this to boost my profession. I’m saying it because good family counseling can really work.

Your Child’s Personal Hygiene Habits

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

How soon should your child start wearing deodorant?  How often do your kids floss?  And will they ever remember to do this stuff themselves??

Personal hygiene is an important collection of habits.  It can take time to develop routines to the point where things seem more automatic.  (I hope I’m not still reminding my 7-year old to brush her teeth when she’s a senior in high school.)

Certainly, every kid may need a different amount of support for these tasks.  But by mid to late elementary school, you should be able to stay at least somewhat hands-off.


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