Tag Archives: children

gift-giving May 26

What am I Passing on to my Kids:  A Gift or Baggage?

Contributed by Eva Fleming What specific character traits, positive or negative, did you learn from your mother? What about your father? How are you most like your grandmother or grandfather? Answering these questions will show you what traits you received from previous generations. All of us, whether we want it or not, have received a […]

happy family May 15

How to Help Build Relationships in the Home

Contributed by Eva Fleming Building relationships in the home can be difficult. Home is the place where you cannot camouflage your moral and personal failures. On the contrary, it is the place where they are amplified and examined with a magnifying glass. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, our homes can easily turn into places […]

kids and technology April 04

How to Balance Technology in the Home

Contributed by Eva Fleming Each generation of parents has their own unique challenges and ours is clearly the excess of technology our children are being bombarded with. The problem is so new that the wisdom of the past generation has little to add when this highly addictive behavior is exhibited in their presence. What can […]

EVERLASTINGLOVE February 16

Hold on to Love

Contributed by Eva Fleming Children are full of hope. Every day I hear mine talk about how great their future houses, families, and careers will be. In turn, I kindle their hope by telling them that they have the power to make it so. I encourage them because I know that hope is a life […]

IStock_HispanicFamily22 January 29

The War on Poverty

Contributed by Alicia E. La Hoz, Psy.D. When I grow up, I will meet a girl I want, get married and have three children.”  Our four-year old child has a clear picture of what marriage is and already envisions that he too will be married.  Unfortunately this is not the case for many other Hispanic […]

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Stuck inside? Don’t lose your parenting sanity…

Contributed by Dr. Alicia La hoz   If you have children, your patience may be tested as you enter into a second day of school closings due to the weather – not to mention having them for the holiday break.  And even if you super bundle-up your kids, it’s even too cold to take them […]

Resolutions-411x306 January 06

The Promises I WILL Keep This Year

Contributed by Jane June, PsyD I’ve always had mixed feelings around making New Year’s resolutions. Oftentimes, I set myself up by making resolutions that are impossible to sustain so they end up discarded by February or I let the busyness of life drown out my good intentions and forget about them along the way. Either […]

Vintage Christmas Joy December 19

Bringing Joy to A Child – Christmas Spirit

Contributed by Marcus L. Radford  When I think about Christmas I think about celebrating the birth of Jesus as God’s gift to the world. He gave his son, the best he had so that we could be free. As the angel said in announcing Jesus’ birth “…it is for the joy of the world.” So, the […]

iStock_000022366848XSmall December 09

Sharing is Caring: Helping Those in Need

Contributed by Eva Fleming   In the famous book, Little Princess, we read the story of a girl named Sarah whose father, before his unexpected death, left her in a boarding school in England. The matron of the school, upon hearing of Sarah’s father’s death, sent her to live in the cold attic, stripping her […]

530_X_DSC04772_thankful November 18

Why You Should Not Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

Contributed by Dr. Alicia La Hoz, PsyD   Criticism, being judgmental and fault finding are all too often what prevails in the snippets of communication that occurs in many homes. Parents are often preoccupied with what should happen, what should have been said or on how much better things could have been done. This type […]

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