Communication-Set the tone and ACT! [Session 1 of TNT]

Communication-Set the tone and ACT! [Session 1 of TNT]

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

Turning Transition Into Triumph

“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 Into...

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 in the...

Parenting Decisions and Court

Parenting Decisions and Court

She holds her head in her hands as she thinks about the parenting decisions she must make as court looms. “They just can’t go over there anymore! It isn’t safe!” Chewing her nails, she considers the options her lawyer laid out for her: 1. engage a therapist for long...

Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Good Enough Parent: A Book Review

Are you a good enough parent? What parent doesn’t ask him or herself this question hundreds times. I know I did as a parent and I sometimes still do as a parent of adult children and  grandparent of six young ones. Was I good enough at laying the foundation for my...

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...

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