Family Time

Making sense of senseless violence

The violence that we read and hear about around the world today is impossible to fully comprehend and yet to help kids cope with it, we don’t have to really understand it. The incident in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday is the most recent event that hits home hard, showing how the world can be an unpredictable and unsafe place.

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This holiday is about connecting with family

For many, Thanksgiving has become more of holiday of indulgences as opposed to a time of savoring family moments and traditions. Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of gratitude between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Two diverse groups joined together as a way of sharing their good fortunes and giving thanks to each other.

 

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How to Enjoy the Final Hurrah of Summer

Beach-Vacation_003By the time August rolls around it’s easy to feel panicked that summer is going by way too fast to meet all of your hopes and dreams.  Its statements like “Only 30 more days until school starts”, that can send typically joyous and rational parents and children  into a tailspin of anxiety and fear .

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10 Ways Children Can Show Mom a Very Special Mother’s Day

mom-and-kidsIf you Google “Mother’s Day,” a list of every possible gift imaginable for a mom on Mother’s Day appears. While there’s a role for this consumerism, it’s what comes in addition to that, underneath all the ornaments that makes the day so special for moms.

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New Study Finds Parenting Quality Outweighs Quantity

2D274908085902-parenting-quality-not-quantity-TODAY-150330.blocks_desktop_largeGuilt ridden, busy parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A new study published in the April publication of the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that the amount of time a parent spends with a child ages 3 to 11 has no bearing on healthy adjustment.

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Divorced Parents, Give the Gift of ‘No Drama’ to Your Children This Holiday Season

n-SAD-CHRISTMAS-large570-1Wouldn’t it be truly wonderful if there could be a truce on the hostility and anger that exists for many divorced parents during most of the year? After all, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year… or at least that’s what Andy Williams says on his famous Christmas album.

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