KIDS AND EYE CONTACT
What’s up with kids and eye contact today? Are kids becoming interpersonally 1. less comfortable and 2. less adept as a result of the computer age? Bruce Feiler (New York Times) raises some worrisome concerns in this recent piece. It should make all parents of growing children (and adolescents) sit up and »
CHRISTIAN HOME & SCHOOL MAGAZINE
Follow the attached link to read the article “Good Decisions Start with Healthy Identities”. PAYH Staff
ARE YOU A SUPER MOM?
Do you believe in Spiderman or Superman? If you do, maybe you should disregard this post and video. Supermom falls under the same category. The expectations are high. We are expected to have: Meals prepared to perfection, warm, and table set Kids up, dressed, fed, and family devotion and prayer »
BIRMINGHAM MOMMY TALKS ABOUT TEEN DEPRESSION
Talking about Teen Depression is Depressing FEATURED, TO LIVE — BY ANGIE ON MAY 8, 2015 AT 8:52 AM By: Drew Read, COO Paul Anderson Youth Home We all feel sad, down, blue or discouraged at times. That’s pretty normal. Sadness, disappointment, and pessimism are natural reactions to the hassles of life. I regularly »
TEENS: WHAT IS A HEALTHY ROMANCE?
May 16, 2015 by Drew Read We are designed to be in a relationship. So there is no surprise the temptation can be strong to use a boyfriend or girlfriend to fill a void in your life. You may think it will give you identity at school or help you »
Flying kites, throwing balls, a feeling of security, sometimes a strong word or a look; these are all memories that many of us have of our fathers. Stop for a moment and think…What are yours? Growing up as the son of a naval officer who was often gone for months »
DO YOU HAVE NOMOPHOBIA?
Do you have nomophobia? What in the world is nomophobia you might be asking, as I did, but I think I may have it. We know a phobia is a fear and from the perspective of psychology, a type of anxiety. The amount of stress that fear or anxiety causes never »
ALLOWING THEM TO FAIL SO THEY CAN WIN
It’s not always easy to talk about parenting. It’s a lot like religion or politics—people prefer to avoid the topic in an effort not to offend someone. We fear we will appear judgmental or too opinionated. The common thought is that how you parent is a matter of personal preference. »
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION FEATURES DREW READ, PAYH
HOW TO LIMIT TIME CHILDREN SPEND ON TECH DEVICES September 18, 2015 by Helena Oliviero As the weather gets cools, children and teens tend to spend more time indoors, and that often means for time glued to a computer, iPad and other tech devices. A 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation »
MOMS! HERE ARE 8 THINGS YOUR CHILDREN NEED TO SEE YOU DOING
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE – IT’S ONLY EIGHT THINGS. YOU CAN DO IT. Whether you’re a mom with one or many, girls or boys, toddlers or teenagers, your children are watching you. And that’s a good thing; you have a captive audience who are like sponges absorbing all they hear, touch, and see. »
BEING A MAN IN THE MIDDLE
What can I tell you about my journey to becoming a middle-aged man? Well, it has not been marked by the stereotypical crisis that leads to purchasing a new car, though I have been eyeing a new bike (the type you pedal) for a while now. And sure, it can »
COLDER WEATHER BRINGS OUTSIDE PLAY INSIDE
As the weather gets cooler, children and teens tend to spend more time inside, and that often results in time glued to a computer, iPad, and other tech devices. A 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that youth ages 8 to 18 devote 7.5 hours a day to entertainment media. »