Having “The Sex Talk” with Your Teen

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Communicate As parents, we can make a difference when we talk with our kids. In fact, teens often name their parents as the biggest influence in their decisions about sex. Teens who report having conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other contraceptives when they do have sex. … Read More

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

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Tips for Successful Co-Parenting Parenting is a joy, and something we do simply because we love our children. In a perfect world, it would also be easy. Unfortunately, things can get complicated – especially when we are co-parenting our children with an ex we don’ get along with. There are, however, many tips you can put to use that will … Read More

5 Tips for a Happy Mother’s Day for Single Moms

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Make the Day Special – Even if You Have to Plan It Yourself Regardless of your marital status, motherhood is hard. From the second your newborn inhales his first breath of air, the journey of motherhood begins. When you look into your babies eyes for the first time, you know that there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Although … Read More

How to Help Your Children Create Strong Sibling Bonds

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Tips for an Established Family or Step Family Siblings are one of the greatest gifts that life can bring our children. The relationship between siblings is one of the deepest relationships they will ever experience. Through fighting and teamwork, they will build a complex and amazing bond that lasts longer than most other relationships throughout their life. What can you … Read More

Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce

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Allow Your Children to “Grieve” After Divorce Divorce is hard on everyone involved. When children are involved, we need to give them the time and space to grieve the loss of the biological parent that leaves the home. To “grieve” may sound harsh, but it is exactly what the children do. They have lost someone very special to them, even … Read More

Tips to Enjoy Your Holiday Season Safely

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The holiday season is full of opportunities for people to get together for fun, food, and sharing. By following some simple precautions, you can make the holidays safe for yourself, your family and friends. Choose a fresh tree. Look for one without shedding needles. Trim the truck at an angle before you put it in a non-tip stand. Make sure … Read More

When the Marriage Gets Tough – Stay Put!

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Pick up the newspaper or go online and read the headlines and you will see that there are always celebrity couples that are fighting, separating or getting a divorce.  The problem with this is that they make it look so glamorous.  There is nothing glamorous about getting a divorce. There is nothing sensational about someone hurling hurtful words and downing … Read More

Bullying Has to STOP

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I found this excellent article that I wanted to share. The original article can be found here. Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up — almost every child experiences it. But it isn’t always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child. … Read More

Summer Vacation Time is Here!

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Family Vacations after Divorce The New Family Vacation I remember our family vacations together when I was a child. Every summer my parents would take us to the mountains or the beach. Although the car rides were long and we always got in trouble for asking “are we there yet?” – our family getaways were the best memories of our … Read More

6 Tips for a New Relationship Post-Divorce

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You have survived a painful separation, divorce or death of a loved one, and have managed to find a new loving relationship. Your first instinct can often be to rush into remarriage and a blended family without first laying solid ground. Make sure you give everyone a chance to get used to each other, and used to the idea of … Read More