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UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH STRESS

Stress is a common problem that affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. Learning to identify when you are under stress, what is stressing you, and different ways of coping with stress can greatly improve both

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WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological techniques to change behaviors, feelings, thoughts, or habits. It is generally employed to relieve symptoms of emotional or behavioral dysfunction or distress, however it is also used to help people achieve greater levels of

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WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY MARRIAGE?

Many articles address reasons and how a marriage can come apart though it is just as helpful first to understand some of the ways that healthy marriages are structured, and how they function. Healthy marriage partners are compatible partners In

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Coping with Financial Stress

Do you ever feel stressed-out about money? I don’t have statistics on how many people have financial stress, but if you’re one of them, I know you’re not alone. In this article I’ll highlight four fundamental causes of financial stress

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DISCIPLINE: WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

Opponents of spanking got a boost last week when a new Canadian study on corporal punishment was released. The study, which reviewed two decades of research on spanking, found that physical punishment has no positive long-term effects and many negative

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SAYING GOODBYE: TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT DEATH

It seems that we cannot turn on the television or get onto the internet without hearing about tragic shootings and deaths. Unfortunately, we now live in a world of heart-breaking stories of Columbine and Newtown. Inevitability, our children will ask

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CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE

What is co-parenting? Co-parenting describes a parenting situation where the parents are not in a marriage, cohabitation or romantic relationship with one another. The term ‘co-parent’ may also be used to describe a situation where, following divorce or separation, the

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HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEENAGER

One of the most important parenting practices is good communication. Communication is especially important during adolescence, when old patterns of communicating may have to be altered to fit the growing needs and capabilities of your adolescent. Just as your relationship

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Children and Technology: Are you concerned?

“How much time should children spend online or using an electronic device?” That question is one of the overriding parenting challenges of our modern digital and social age. It’s also a question that has become of particular interest to me

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Your Daughter’s Body Image: How Does She See Herself?

As a mother of a young daughter, I often worry about the effects of society’s obsession with body image. I am also confronted with such issues while working with young girls and women in my practice. How would your daughter

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