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March 22, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Protecting your child from bullying

March 22, 2010 12:28 by Debra Bacon

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Bullying: a new epidemic? Bullying is becoming an epidemic in our schools, cyberspace, parks and other areas where kids hang out. Its affect on children can be lasting, even following them into adulthood. It is vital to deal with bullying swiftly and lovingly. The times of a simple trip in the isle, just for the fun of it, between friends has passed... [More]

March 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

How to scale back

March 15, 2010 17:14 by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Simple is better Family time and simpler lifestyles are winning out over consumerism these days. Considering the shaky economies around the globe, individuals and families are scaling back on their spending. With rising unemployment figures and uncertain futures, people are strategizing their escape from the prison of debt. By paying off debt, reducing disc... [More]

March 9, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Debunking Baby Einstein Videos

March 9, 2010 10:58 by Debra Bacon

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Making a Genius? As parents we want our children being the smartest, brightest and most well-behaved child on the block. Over ten years ago, Walt Disney released a series of “educational” videos entitled, Baby Einstein. They were a hit almost instantly. Parents everywhere were wanting them, hoping these video babysitters would magically mak... [More]

March 2, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Premarital Counseling: Do It!!

March 2, 2010 16:57 by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Before “I do” Marriage is a big step; a leap of faith, a commitment. Faith for your future; that it will be bright, prosperous and secure. You are committing to stand together through thick and thin, health and wealth, sickness and poverty. Moreover, you are committing to each other for life, as partners, forsaking all others. That is why p... [More]

February 22, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Supporting your spouse through job loss

February 22, 2010 12:50 by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor The Pink Slip Losing a job is very stressful for a family. The emotional impact it has on the husband or wife can be very different. Both may feel depressed and anxious as a result of the loss. Self-esteem and worthiness issues are common. These factors, combined with the financial implications resulting from a spouse’s job loss, place a strain... [More]

February 18, 2010
by Carlton Brown

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Death and Taxes

February 18, 2010 16:55 by Carlton Brown

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By Carlton Brown, M.Sc., M.Div., RMFT A man in Austin, Texas, today flew his small plane into an IRS building, killing himself and possibly one person on the ground, damaging the building, sending people to hospital, and traumatizing hundreds of spectators by conjuring images of a repeat of 9/11. Air force jets were scrambled, and the president was notified. Everyone quickly calmed down when the... [More]

February 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Helping a child prepare for the birth of a sibling

February 15, 2010 16:20 by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Great News Remember the first time you were expecting a child; you couldn’t wait to tell everyone! Now another baby is on the way. The excitement is just as fierce as the first time, but there is more to consider than sharing the news with friends and extended family. Big brother or sister must be prepared for the “new” baby’... [More]

February 15, 2010
by Carlton Brown

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What is a Family?

February 15, 2010 16:18 by Carlton Brown

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By Carlton Brown, M.Sc., M.Div., RMFT Today was a statutory holiday where I live. We have this thing called Family Day, which I thought was just a Canadian thing but according to Wikipedia is a holiday in South Africa, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Arizona, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and part of Australia. Not unlike the postmodern family, no one really seems to know wha... [More]

January 15, 2010
by Theravive

Christie Hunter

The Myth of 100% Self Sacrifice

January 15, 2010 05:26 by Theravive

Christie Hunter
By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile An Old Myth Exposed The idea that to be a parent means to sacrifice it all is nothing new, it has been around a long time. First, let me clear one thing up- of course a parent would (and should) sacrifice for his or her children. If it came down to the welfare of a child, any good parent should lay down their own interests to protect and ke... [More]

September 7, 2009
by Donald Olund

Donald Olund

How To Stay Connected To Your Teen

September 7, 2009 05:26 by Donald Olund

Donald Olund
By Don Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC View Don's Profile Raising a responsible teenager is a parent’s dream. Living with an irresponsible teenager is a parent’s nightmare! The task of raising teens today is challenging for some and frightening for others. Cyber-culture teens are exposed to multiple streams of information that shape identity and influence behavior. Face Book and My Space ar... [More]