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Parental Resources2021-04-21T13:53:16+00:00

THE BALANCING ACT

“We are just so busy. “We don’t have time. “I just can’t balance it all. Have you ever said anything that sounds like that? Chances are we all have because we’re all trying to “do it all. If you’re not there now, you probably have been or will be. Our »

A LOST ART: INSTILLING RESPECT

We wanted to share an article written for The Washington Post by Patricia Dalton, Clinical Psychologist, Paul Anderson Family Strong Center. Written in 2007, possibly even more relevant today . There’s been a fundamental change in family life, and it has played out over the years in my office. Teachers, »

CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES: JUDGE VERDA COLVIN

Paul Anderson Youth Home has worked with thousands of young men who may have made very different decisions if they had a few minutes with Judge Colvin. We support and applaud the outreach of Bibb County Sheriff’s Department and the “Consider the Consequences, an early intervention program designed to show children and »

THE PIT

On a recent visit home to my parents’ house, I found a stack of papers from my second grade school year. I thumbed through the terrible drawings, misspelled words, and chicken scratch handwriting with tears of laughter streaming down my face, sharing these hilarious memories with my husband who thankfully »

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I don’t think many people would disagree that we live in a dark age. If you turn on the news, it won’t be long before you hear a harrowing story of neglected children, school shootings, random murders, spousal abuse, human trafficking, racism, poverty, disease, natural disasters, or general mass chaos. »

PURPOSEFUL DISAPPOINTMENTS

2016. What a year! For me, it held the birth of my first child, learning how to balance motherhood, marriage, and work, the death of two grandparents, wrestling with loneliness away from my family and friends, excitement and gratitude over new friendships, lots of traveling with my husband and working on »

CHOOSING YOUR VOCATION

As young adults, most of us spent a lot of time contemplating what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives and which career path would help facilitate those plans. Some of us went straight into the work force in a career that we had always planned to »

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