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Attraction

The Gift of Service

When the love that a couple enjoys is robust and full, it demands a wider arena for expression. Their grief in not being able to have their own children got poured into their work with the children they work with. Consider the story of...
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abandon

Alienated Fathers: Don’t you DARE Give Up!

'I had the plan, the place, the rope,' my husband, Rhys, told me. 'I was going to end it all. I'd been a loving father and a good provider. What I didn't realize is that my ex never intended to stay with me nor let me be a father to my children. I was merely a sperm donor to her. When she had the full quota of children, she took them away and sued me for every pound I made. I...
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Abuse

Kids Used As Weapons by Vindictive Exes

'Your ex wife wants your son dead,' I told my husband, Rhys. 'Terrwyn's* death at his own hand would be you ex's ultimate victory. She's bullying him to death, but will blame it all on you if he succeeds in committing suicide'.

Parental Alienation is wrong. It's evil. But battling exes wielding their children as weapons to wound each other? That's even worse. You know all about it because, if you're reading this article, you've experienced it either as a parent or...
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Adolescence

The Tragic Myth about ADHD

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of teen-aged and young adult women being medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen by 344%. The CDCP noted that in 2006 about 1% of the female population were medicated for ADHD, but by 2015 the percentage had climbed to 4%.

The study focused on women between the ages of 15 and 44 who had private insurance. ...
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Archetypes

Do Kids Have Too Much Power?

These days, there is a widespread tendency for children of all ages to have too much power relative to their parents. I realize it sounds a bit old-fashioned to say this, and in fact I believe this trend has developed in part as a reaction against overly authoritarian parenting styles that dominated earlier generations. However, the pendulum has perhaps swung too far.

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Uncategorized

Baby Rinsers: Exploiting Fertility for Financial Gain

I like the Whisper app. With its anonymity, people feel safe to reveal their deepest, darkest secrets. Finally, straight from the horse's mouth, we read the true confessions of women who have babies solely for monetary gain.

'I lied about being on birth control and I got him for child support,' one woman bragged. '18 years of easy money!' Another woman chimed in: If you've been following Full Heart, Empty Arms, you're familiar with the
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Being a Mom

Typical Toddler Development

Children grow so quickly in the first years of development typically includes many changes in the areas of:

Gross motor skills


This includes things like walking, running, climbing, and exploring the area around one's self (think at a park or in a new place). Toddlers are fast at work developing their gross motor skills. This is one factor in why toddlers seem to have a lot of energy and...
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Children

Hillbilly

A transcendent child


Vance is a hillbilly, at least that’s how he refers to himself and his relatives and neighbors in the Appalachian mountains. He was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio among large numbers of hillbilly transplants from Jackson, Kentucky deep...
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Children

Let’s Explore! The American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Kids and Digital Technology

In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a technical report entitled Children and Adolescents and Digital Media. In this report they write: “Over the past decade, the use of digital media, including interactive and social media, has grown, and research evidence suggests that these newer media offer both benefits and risks to the health of children and teenagers.”

Identified benefits include:

Early learning
Exposure to new ideas and knowledge
Increased opportunities for social contact and support
New opportunities to access health...
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General

Trauma Of Domestic Violence: 7 Ways It Alters Your Life

Photo Credit: Alexas Fotos

Do you know someone who is (or have you been) the victim of domestic violence in some form (, as a child, a parent, a spouse, etc)? Do you remember what happened during the abuse? Domestic violence is more prevalent than most people believe. In fact, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that about 20 people, per minute,  are being physically abused in...
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Commitment

Why Tough Love Can Be the Best Thing for Your Relationship

"A failure to confront is a failure to love.” —Scott Peck    

Flickr: Bark

No one likes critical feedback. We often avoid criticism by discouraging those who give it, or dismissing it as invalid. It’s hard to hear that someone feels mistrust, disappointment, or anger toward us. But avoiding "tough love" denies us the opportunity to enhance respect and trust in our relationships and our lives.

Invalidating a partner's feelings undermines the level of trust and respect in...
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