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7 Ways to Create Technology Free Family Time

Mental Health

Posted on June 6, 2019

As a young family, my husband and I have discussed several ways to avoid the scenario where technology takes over.

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Technology and Teenagers: Sexting

Parenting

Posted on March 28, 2019

One of the concerns coming up more in counseling practice with teenagers is sexting. Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, videos or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device.

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7 Ways to Survive the Terrible Twos

Parenting

Posted on February 4, 2019

My little boy turned two this last month. I love getting to watch him grow and learn new things every day. However, there is a flip side to the cuddles and love that come with a two-year-old. It’s known as the “terrible twos.”

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Setting Technology Limits With Your Kids

Parenting

Posted on December 20, 2018

Students are not going home and unwinding, the device in their pocket is buzzing close to 20 hours a day. Technology limits are important, but enforcing them is a battle and it is hard.

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How to Make the Most of Summer Break

Parenting

Posted on May 1, 2018
by Cassie Beltz

Summer is fast approaching and that means summer break. This is a great time to take it easy and enjoy your children without the pressures that sometimes accompany the school year. However, summer break can also be a difficult time for some children and families.

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Are your expectations for your Preschool kids realistic?

Parenting

Posted on February 22, 2018

It’s hard to be a parent.  Kids don’t come with rule books or training manuals.  With technology and culture advancing quickly, it makes it even harder to not feel as if kids are growing up too fast.  How do we sort through all the unsolicited “support” we get from family, community, and even strangers who […]

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Helping your child with Self Regulation

Parenting

Posted on January 31, 2018

Some kids act impulsively in emotional situations. Some kids get overexcited and have a hard time winding down. Some kids have meltdowns at unexpected times with little warning. All the above may be a sign of struggles with self-regulation.

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Helicopter Parenting your College Aged Child

Parenting

Posted on February 4, 2017
by Manda Boothby, LMHC

The difficulty of letting go Going off to college may be one of the most significant events in a person’s life as they transition from a child to an adult. They have the opportunity for their first taste of freedom and the power to make their own decisions. At least, that is the intended purpose […]

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Imagining God

Godly Living

Posted on October 18, 2016
by Wanda Pritzel

It is interesting to listen to a person respond to the invitation to “describe God”. Try it! When you close your eyes and imagine standing before Him, what does He look like? Is your image of God one who looms tall above you or sits in an extra large throne chair looking down at you […]

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7 Ways to Help Children Through the Death of a Loved One

Parenting

Posted on July 26, 2016
by Wanda Pritzel,

Her favorite kitten died in her arms. The little boy who sat next to him in school was killed in a car accident. Her grandpa who was her “best buddy” had a heart attack and died in the ambulance before they got to the hospital. If you have already raised your children, you have your […]

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