Posts Tagged ‘family’

Who’s Carrying Your Emotional Baggage?

Tips To Break Free From Emotional Baggage

My family just got back from a trip to New York We were meeting my family for a 5-day trip to explore the city, take in the sites, and reconnect.  Before leaving each of us packed our bags for the trip. My two boys and husband filled their bags about 3/4 full, while I filled…

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Computer Limits Not Sticking? You Need A Screen-Time Contract

Is screen-time a hot-button issue in your house?  🔽🔽  Watch The Video Below 🔽🔽 This electronic tug-of-war is a problem that most parents face. And as the mother of two boys, I can relate on both a personal and a professional level. The current recommendations by mental health professionals is a total of no more than 2 hours…

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Do you teach your kids to make fear-based decisions?

This weekend is Father’s Day. One of the most valuable lessons that I learned from my dad was the art of cool-headed, active listening. To this day, I can’t think of a single time that I heard him yell.  This doesn’t mean that I didn’t get clear messages from him when I had crossed a…

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The Perfect Recipe for Family Meals

As a counselor working with families, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that kids and parents feel “disconnected” even though they are living under the same roof. Family members are swamped with demands of work, school, and personal hobbies. Time together sometimes falls by the wayside. I often suggest penciling time around the…

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