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Parental Resources2023-12-08T12:57:05+00:00

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you, or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Text the number 988 to chat with someone or visit the website at https://988lifeline.org/

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, pediatricians »

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 »

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 »

Fatherless Epidemic

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 »

Are you a Super Mom?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 »

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 »

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