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Summer 2015: Families & Fatherhood
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Summer 2015: Families & Fatherhood
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May

Prior to the industrial revolution, fathers often worked side by side with their sons and instructed their children in spiritual values. Soon, fathers left their farms and headed to the factories. Fourteen- to 16-hour workdays set the stage for the absentee father. Eventually, fathers came to be regarded as merely breadwinners who fulfilled their paternal […]

Spring 2015: Raising Compassionate Kids
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Spring 2015: Raising Compassionate Kids
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4
Mar

Children are born with a capacity for compassion. Small in size themselves, they naturally identify with stuffed animals, other kids and pets. The challenge presents itself when a child’s natural instinct is in competition with other developmental stages, including impulse control—which makes them yell at a friend when a toy is taken—and their belief that […]

Winter 2014: Tips on Overcoming Stress
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Winter 2014: Tips on Overcoming Stress
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29
Nov

“The stronger the wind, the stronger the tree.” This is one of my favorite quotes. Grief comes in many forms and doesn’t just occur following the death of a loved one. I have been a daughter in grief, a wife in grief, and a mother raising kids in grief. I know it is not easy. Maybe you […]

Fall 2014: Stay Busy, Not Overwhelmed
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Fall 2014: Stay Busy, Not Overwhelmed
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24
Aug

My planner is my anchor: It tells me where to be, what time to be there, who will be there, what I’m to take/buy/share and important dates I would forget without said planner. Sometimes it seems impossible to juggle everything that life throws your way. Learning to be organized and flexible are the keys to […]