Peers and Partners  | TNT Blog #4

Peers and Partners | TNT Blog #4

During times of transitions, such as a divorce, loss of a job, or major health issues, parent can unintentionally become disconnected from their teens. Even though this might be a trying time, parents are encouraged to monitor their peer relationships, promote time...
Technology and Triggers | TNT Blog #3

Technology and Triggers | TNT Blog #3

Technology can be good and bad according to most people! Technology helps us to explore, learn, and find new ways of doing things. Technology can also keep us connected to family, friends, and current events. When we think of the world before such inventions as...
Communication-Set the tone and ACT! TNT Blog #2

Communication-Set the tone and ACT! TNT Blog #2

Families should practice healthy communication early on. Even though this is easier said than done, the work put into healthy communication can help families tackle tough issues. Being congruent in verbal and non-verbal communication, being respectful towards one...
Turning Transition Into Triumph| TNT Blog #1

Turning Transition Into Triumph| TNT Blog #1

“Cancel Culture” —that’s the latest in trends that promote dismissing someone one if they have strayed from acceptable behavior or when life throws a curve ball and our “normal” changes. From professional athletes, well esteemed actors, politicians, to everyday...

Fall 2019 Groups at Acorn

Groups and family systems support change in many different ways. Acorn’s groups for the fall provide education and support to change the way you interact with those around you. Jeannine Gambles presents groups that teach teens and parents how to Turn Transitions...

Keep The Main Things The Main Things

Summer is coming to an end and the new fall routines are starting. Now is the time to reflect on Main Things. These can be different depending on your family culture and values. Remember, don’t let the small stuff elevate to Main Things status. In families, as...
Self Talk: The Power of Words

Self Talk: The Power of Words

As parents, we construct the world our children see and operate in, whether we do it intentionally or not. We first gain a sense of identity from our parents. And then, in turn, we give our children a sense of identity through the self talk we teach them. Have you...
Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

We have an expectation in our family about physical activity. The expectation is that it’s mandatory! Each day, we plan to move our bodies in some way. Some days it may be going to the gym, others it may be walking around the zoo or riding scooters/bikes around the...
Priorities: What’s Really Important?

Priorities: What’s Really Important?

There are many times in life when stuff happens and there are changes that can really create an emotional storm if you allow it. Some of these whirlwind changes can include transitioning to a new job, retirement, a new baby is born, or a parent comes to live with you...