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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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Putting a voice to human trafficking

Our guest blogger this week is Ashley Clark, Community Advocate and Resource Specialist at Youthville Secure Care.  Secure Care is a residential program  designed to serve girls, ages 10 – 18, who have chronic runaway behaviors and often, involvement in … Continue reading

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Parents of the kids I work with want to know signs of drug use – this is what I tell them:

By Dee Marsh While teen use of alcohol and drugs is nothing new, drug use and terms have changed dramatically over time. Sitting around being groovy and toking on reefers is so last century.  Today’s teens have a lot of … Continue reading

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Lockers, Passing Time and No Recess, Oh my!!

Tips for helping your pre-teen transition into middle school By Elizabeth Wine Making the transition from 5th to 6th grade can be very daunting. Even pre-teens that may appear to be calm about it, may be hiding some anxiety under … Continue reading

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Tips on Tackling Uncomfortable Topics

By Emily Davis Some things are just uncomfortable to talk about. Especially when you have to talk about them with your kids. Maybe it’s the birds and the bees, or why Grandma has to move into assisted living, or any … Continue reading

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Meeting Mental Health Needs in the classroom

By Elizabeth Wine According to nami.org, “4 million children and adolescents suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers. Of children ages 9 to 17, 21 percent have a diagnosable … Continue reading

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Managing your worries about taking tests

By Elizabeth Wine This time of year tends to bring an array of testing, from state assessments to high school finals to college exams. Testing tends to be an event that can raise anxiety levels in many people, even those who … Continue reading

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Human trafficking exists in Wichita, be informed (repost)

I recently attended a conference on Human Trafficking where this video was shown.  It is a powerful message that underscores the written word of our guest blogger, Laurie Moffitt.  Part of fighting the problem of human trafficking is understanding why … Continue reading

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Positive vs. Popular Role Models

By Elizabeth Wine The majority of Americans have probably heard about or seen footage of Miley Cyrus’ latest escapades.  Not only are some of her choices disturbing, she is also in the position to influence children and teens. The media … Continue reading

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The Many Pressures of Parenting

By Elizabeth Wine Parenting in today’s culture is no easy task.  There are a multitude of people who judge parenting styles—your neighbor, your in-laws, your best friend, clerks at the grocery store, media personalities, and the list goes on.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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