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

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 »

A Priceless Gift

Every holiday and special occasion, I struggle to find the perfect gifts for my loved ones. I am not a naturally good gift giver, but I very much want to be, and the tension between those two realities can be stressful. I go back and forth debating whether or not »

A Priceless Investment

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? – Mark 8:36 When asked by a reporter “What would you be worth if you hadn’t given so much money to charity? the late George Jenkins short and simple answer – “Nothing. »

A Priceless Legacy

What does it mean to leave a legacy? Have you ever thought about the world you will leave behind, or the effect your life will have upon it? Great or small, good or bad, each of us will change the world to some degree. In his poem Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe »

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 »

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. »

The Pit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 »

A Lost Art: Instilling Respect

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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, »

Be Careful; Don’t Hook Yourself

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I was a small child, my dad looked for ways to spend time with me.  One of my fondest memories involved us going fishing together.  He carefully taught me to tie a fisherman’s knot, so the fish hook wouldn’t come off the line.  However, I wasn’t exactly skilled with »

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