Category Archives: Parenting

Maybe my teenager and I communicate pretty well after all!

By Diane Allen Cunday Sometimes, talking to a teenager is like speaking a foreign language. Dr Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies related to communication elements and came up with a statistic that ninety three percent of … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a helicopter parent!!

By Elizabeth Wine In today’s world where media and culture tend to warn us of perceived doom and gloom, parents have had the tendency to become very overprotective. Yes, there is value to keeping your child safe, but what about … Continue reading

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“Please and Thank You!”

By  Liz Wine September is Children’s Good Manners Month. Manners can be a difficult concept for children to master, so today I want to share with you some tips to work with children on manners! –Use role play with your … Continue reading

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Life lessons

By Elizabeth Wine The other evening I was waiting in line for a cashier at a store. In front of me were a mother and her young child, who was sobbing. As they approached the cashier, the child handed over … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

By Elizabeth Wine This morning, I went into the kitchen at work to get some ice for my water bottle. As I walked into the kitchen, a construction worker was setting up his tools for the day, including a large … Continue reading

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Kids will be kids…

By Amy Glendening Childhood is such a wonderful time of growth and exploration. During this time, children are learning a great deal about themselves and the world around them. They are constantly taking in information and finding new ways to test … Continue reading

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Summer Bucket List

By Jeanine Jantz Summer is quickly approaching as many of us are asking how are we going to keeps kids busy. Making a bucket list of things to do during the summer is a fun way to keep the excitement … Continue reading

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Time to Un-Plug!

By Elizabeth Wine, LSCSW Do you feel like you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome from texting? Are your eyes aching from computer strain? Congratulations, it sounds like you need to un-plug! There are many benefits to unplugging from technology, including … Continue reading

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Talking about Tornadoes 

By Liz Wine When natural disasters occur, it is normal for children and adults to become anxious. Here are several things you can do to lessen anxiety for yourself and your children Consider limiting the amount of TV exposure related … Continue reading

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Spring Break Sanity

By Elizabeth Wine Spring Break is quickly approaching. The kids are excited, but parents may be panicking. Oh no, a whole week with the kids at home?! It may sound like a bad reality show to some.  However, you can … Continue reading

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