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 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...

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