Please enjoy our blog where we have written some of our best advice, helpful tips, and things we find helpful. These are all intended to help you individually and in your relationships.

Please enjoy our blog where we have written some of our best advice, helpful tips, and things we find helpful. These are all intended to help you individually and in your relationships.


How Do You Define Success as a Parent?

Get into the mind-set that everything you do as a parent ultimately is part of validating or nurturing your children. Regardless of your parenting situation, you can erase "control" from your job description and add "validate and nurture." While you're at it, don't forget all that fine print about paying for things, coaching your daughter's soccer team, correcting your son's awful table manners, sitting through countless piano recitals, teaching spiritual values and how to balance a checkbook, driving all over town, disciplining, encouraging, saying no at times and yes at others, setting boundaries…

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Do You Have Realistic Expectations for Your Child

Find out what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year.

"When should Daniel learn to add and subtract, multiply and divide?"

"How can I know if Sherrie is reading as well as she should?"

"How well should my child be writing in third grade?"

Knowing what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year is one of the first steps toward meeting his needs in the classroom and preventing problems.

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The Divorce Paradox

The kids are not doing just fine.

The Institute for American Values’ new updated report, “Why Marriage Matters: 30 Conclusions From the Social Sciences,” is signed by an impressive list of family scholars ranging from professor John Gottman to professor Brad Wilcox. It concludes: “The intact, biological, married family remains the gold standard for family life in the United States, insofar as children are most likely to thrive—economically, socially and psychologically —in this family form.”

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How Do You Define Success as a Parent?

Get into the mind-set that everything you do as a parent ultimately is part of validating or nurturing your children. Regardless of your parenting situation, you can erase "control" from your job description and add "validate and nurture." While you're at it, don't forget all that fine print about paying for things, coaching your daughter's soccer team, correcting your son's awful table manners, sitting through countless piano recitals, teaching spiritual values and how to balance a checkbook, driving all over town, disciplining, encouraging, saying no at times and yes at others, setting boundaries…

Read more

Do You Have Realistic Expectations for Your Child

Find out what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year.

"When should Daniel learn to add and subtract, multiply and divide?"

"How can I know if Sherrie is reading as well as she should?"

"How well should my child be writing in third grade?"

Knowing what school personnel expect your child to learn during an academic year is one of the first steps toward meeting his needs in the classroom and preventing problems.

Read more

The Divorce Paradox

The kids are not doing just fine.

The Institute for American Values’ new updated report, “Why Marriage Matters: 30 Conclusions From the Social Sciences,” is signed by an impressive list of family scholars ranging from professor John Gottman to professor Brad Wilcox. It concludes: “The intact, biological, married family remains the gold standard for family life in the United States, insofar as children are most likely to thrive—economically, socially and psychologically —in this family form.”

Read more

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