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December 7, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Places to Inspire Your Child's Love of History

December 7, 2011 12:43 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana As a huge history buff, I want so much for my children to have a love for it as well. To me, history tells a story much better than fiction and teaches us to better understand the world around us. The questions “who are we” and “where did we ... [More]

April 26, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

5 Exercises to Improve Communication

April 26, 2010 21:03 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Simply defined Communication simply defined is: “the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.” Communication is very important in all aspects of our lives. The way we interact with our colleagues, peers and managers is important from a professional standpoint. Often, when considering impr... [More]

April 12, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Pushy parents and exhausted children

April 12, 2010 21:12 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Missing out Many children are missing out on the joys of childhood, because pushy parents are trying to ensure their babes are in vogue with the most popular social cachet. Shocking statistics, revealed in a recent study, suggests that pushy parents “over timetable” their children. They have school, followed by extra-curricular activities ... [More]

April 5, 2010
by Christie Hunter

Debra Bacon

Overcoming burnout

April 5, 2010 16:10 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Time becomes our taskmaster Living in a society where our time is invaded at every turn, whether from cell phones, faxes, computers, skype, IMs, text, or other signals crossing our sphere, burnout is a real concern. Burnout occurs when what you are doing, just doesn’t work for you anymore. Your once enthusiastic approach to a task now drains you, or f... [More]

March 29, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Warning signs that your teen is on the wrong path

March 29, 2010 21:01 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Relationships, hormones and pressures Teenage years are challenging for the teen and parents. Maintaining an open and communicative relationship with your teen is vital as they move through adolescence. Hormonal changes, mood swings and peer pressure are a part of the growth process, however, it is important to be aware of subtle, and overt signs that... [More]

March 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

How to scale back

March 15, 2010 19:14 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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 12:58 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
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 18:57 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

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 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]

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

family

What is a Family?

February 15, 2010 18:18 by Carlton Brown  [About the Author]

family
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]