Parenting with 5 Questions

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Parenting. It’s a journey that you never fully understand until you step into the role. Each developmental season brings new joys and challenges that leave us filled, but at times frustrated and exhausted. I recently gathered with a group of moms to watch a 4 part parenting seminar for the sole purpose of getting instruction […]

Before the I Do’s

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A 5 week premarital group Charity Kelly, student of marriage and family therapy and a wife, always advocates for love and all of the beauty that marriage entails. This group will give tools and nuggets to help maintain the love after the wedding bells. You will leave with a view of marriage that isn’t rose-colored but […]

Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

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In the moment… Gripping the steering wheel, I watch as my youngest walks to my car. His slow step, hunched back, and downcast eyes say this day has been difficult. Sighing as he slumps into his seat, he hands me the note from the teacher. Here we go again… Maybe this has happened to you […]

Developing the Dream: Play Therapy in Private Practice

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You just walked out of a meeting, shocked, upset, and deeply disappointed. The office where you practice decided to convert the playroom into a new office. Funding issues and increased client referrals were cited as reasons, but in the back of your mind, you know the problem. Your place of employment doesn’t share your focus […]

Active Listening: School Violence Series Part 3

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Imagine you are struggling to connect with others.  Think about what you feel. Are you lonely, sad, misunderstood, angry, anxious, or depressed?  These are the feelings many who commit school violence are experiencing that cause them to lash out in harmful ways.  Now think about what others could do to help connect with you during […]

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

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In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on how to protect our children and what people who have experienced this type […]

Strong Families Walk A TightRope

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Last week a small support  group called Stronger Families met at our offices to seek and support each other in walking a tightrope. In my walk as a Christian, I find my balance can be very difficult to maintain but leads to strong families. We talked  Friday about finding balance on the tightrope between commitments […]