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February 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Helping a child prepare for the birth of a sibling

February 15, 2010 18:20 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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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 18:18 by Carlton Brown  [About the Author]

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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]

September 7, 2009
by Donald Olund

Donald Olund

How To Stay Connected To Your Teen

September 7, 2009 07:26 by Donald Olund  [About the Author]

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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]

March 19, 2009
by Christie Hunter

Christie Hunter

Doorways: Becoming A New Parent

March 19, 2009 12:20 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Christie Hunter
By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile What Are Doorways? This is the first blog in a new series of blogs called "Doorways". A doorway represents and symoblizes a new place, a new journey in life. Beyond the door is another world, one that is different than the one behind it, yet still connected. In order to reach the doorway before us, we had to live the life behind us, for it br... [More]

December 8, 2008
by Christie Hunter

Christie Hunter

10 Keys For Staying Together In A Tough Economy

December 8, 2008 15:30 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Christie Hunter
By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile When Finances Hit The Wall Relationships can be tough in any season, but in this economy, staying together and staying in love can be especially challenging. In my professional experience, being both a Certified Management Accountant and a Registered Clinical Counselor, time and again I have seen relationships and marriages crumb... [More]

November 3, 2008
by Christie Hunter

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Boundaries Part 5: Special Circumstances

November 3, 2008 09:08 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile Special Situations As you begin to set boundaries in your life and relationships a number of situations may occur as those around you resist or are not in agreement with the limits you are setting. Knowing that these situations may be present better prepares you as you work to maintain these healthy parameters and establish healthier and more fulfi... [More]

April 8, 2008
by Christie Hunter

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Boundaries Part 3– How to set Healthy Boundaries in Our Relationships

April 8, 2008 10:12 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile Setting Boundaries After completing the relationship map (see previous week), we need to begin by assessing our relationships to see where we are investing emotional resources and how this aligns with the bigger picture in our lives. To do this, we need to understand what the goals are for ourselves and for our family. As we start, remember that whe... [More]