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August 27, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Helping Your Special Needs Child Transition to a New School

August 27, 2011 21:09 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor There are many challenges a parent of a special needs child faces. The one I have most recently had to deal with is my son’s transition to a new school. For a special needs child, change can be very difficult. Many of these children rely on routine and consistency, so when a major change comes, it can be very scary for them and the parents as well.... [More]

August 15, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Protecting Your Children in the Digital Age

August 15, 2011 09:41 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Protecting Your Children in the Digital Age When I was a child we played outside until our parents called us in for supper or when it got dark, whichever one came first. We played hide and seek and tag, and rode our bikes. Television was a treat that we only got to an hour, or maybe two, per day. We knew who our neighbors were and we knew where the dangers... [More]

August 9, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Caring for Your Aging Parents

August 9, 2011 23:32 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Caring for Your Aging Parents When we are children it seems that are parents will be there to care for us forever. When we become adults and have children of our own it seems that Grandma and Grandpa will always be there. After all, parents are the ones who are supposed to take care of you right? But, then the day comes when the parents you once knew, stro... [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]

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 22, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Protecting your child from bullying

March 22, 2010 14:28 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
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 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]

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]

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]