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Emerging Identity #1

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

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As our sons grew into adulthood, the choices that would inevitably lead to their life’s work emerged from the fertile field of family interests, talents, and passions.

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#86 A Show-Biz Family

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

 Dorothy and Friends Len Radin via Compfight

 

In the remarkable way that we learn from our children, something interesting happened.

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#85 Understanding Famiy Curency

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

 Financial Crisis / Finanzkrise Daniela Hartmann via Compfight

Most families have a currency, a medium of exchange that over time becomes money in the “bank” of family ties.

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#84 Choosing Vocations/Following Dreams

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

 You were born with wings Lara Cores via Compfight

A child’s vocation or life mission will most likely emerge out of the family milieu.

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#83 Regulating Screen Time

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

  [365] 073 Corie Howell via Compfight

The role played by the virtual world in most families lies somewhere between its effective and regulated purposes and its potentially destructive use as an alternative reality—a form of escape from responsibilities and family interaction.

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#82 Timmy–Lost in Toontown

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

Special Report! Âtin via Compfight 

I am reminded of a sad little boy who was brought into my office for evaluation.

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#81 Time Out of Mind

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

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The new electronic age provides the world at our fingertips. Both adults and children may attach to that world as if it were “real.”

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#80 Kids Lost in the Virtual World

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

 The Magic of Disney Trey Ratcliff via Compfight

 

The virtual world was not a part of our lives when the boys were teenagers.

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#79 Building Integrated Sexuality

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

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With the help of informative books, Bob was able to talk to the boys in a frank and supportive way.

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#78 Treating Women with Respect

By Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

humanity. love. respect. B.S. Wise via Compfight

All of the boys remember hearing often about the importance of treating women and girls with respect and being nice to them.

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