Archives for February, 2010

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Emotional Olympic Family Moments


Over the last two weeks of the Olympics, I've noticed a few particularly emotional moments with families.  Perhaps there are others you recall besides just these.  The ones listed below made a lasting impression on me.  Most of them involved tragedy and disappointment, but some are infused with sweetness and love.  I hope you enjoy and appreciate reading about these athletes and their families.  If you want...
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Raising Kids With Personal Responsibility


I know personally that some kids are harder to raise than others.  Some are naturally more compliant, healthy, self assured, or whatever.  Others have bigger quirks, more trouble learning things, testy personalities, and other challenges.  Regardless of these factors, we parents all have a moral obligation to do a few things for our kids.  Clothe, feed, bathe, shelter, and love them -- those are the most obvious things.

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Family Mental Health Around the Web, Issue #3

Happy weekend, everyone. I have another installment of Family Mental Health Around the Web ready for you to enjoy. Today I'm bringing you a website about kids' health and another about mental health information and advocacy:



is a website created by Nemours, a large non-profit children's health organization. The website is divided into three main areas - for parents, for teens, and for kids. The great thing here is that each section is written for the age level of the reader. It's...
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Families Get Olympic Fever


What a fascinating opportunity we have going on right now. The Olympics come just every few years, and they are in full force right now. Being the non-athletic musical person that I am, I'm in awe of the physiques and obvious skills these athletes have honed. The dedication and perseverance is worth recognizing.

In lieu of some fairly questionable role models in the world, I'd say the Olympians are...
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Around the Web

Family Mental Health Around the Web, Issue #2



Hello, everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed last week's inaugural edition of Around the Web.  Today I've collected a few more websites you can bookmark on your computer.  These resources cover ADHD and a positive websites for girls.

ADD and ADHD have been in the spotlight the last several years. I've found a few resources for information about the condition and ways you can help your child manage their daily life. ...
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Arts and Culture

Give Your Kids A Legacy Of Music



Want to leave a legacy to your children?  Teach them to appreciate and love music  — your music.  Yep, you may need to shell out a little dough for an mp3 player or some music lessons.  But you will undoubtedly be passing on something very personal to you.  Even better, your kids will have their own perspective and appreciation for music as the years pass.

Since I've roamed the planet a few...
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Heidi Montag As A Role Model




I realize I'm kind of going around some territory that been stomped on a lot.  But this Heidi Montag surgery thing just has me prickling.  Remember my post earlier about bad role models?  Well, you don't have to just be robbing stores or looking ridiculous at an awards show to qualify.  I read fellow PsychCentral blogger Alicia Sparks' post about Heidi and felt that I need...
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