Communication…or should I say miscommunication. In my opinion, it is probably one of the most frustrating things. As adults, we all know those people who can never understand what you are saying, or they completely misunderstand what you were trying to communicate to them. They just stare at you as if you were speaking another language. Most of us have worked with that special … [Read more...] about Lost in Translation – What We Say and What Kids Hear
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Since the inception of video games, and all creative media for that matter, we as a society have questioned what type of content is acceptable for children and young adults. At what age is it okay for children to be exposed to violence and other possibly adult themes? Will this exposure lead to deviant behavior? Here's a look at the issue and suggestions for what point parental … [Read more...] about Do Video Games Make Kids More Violent?
Mom guilt. Oh the notorious dark cloud that looms over mothers. The struggle is real, even for me, a licensed counselor who continues to work on personal development daily. Before I became a mother, I didn’t fully comprehend the concept. Mom guilt is a whole different beast. It’s like regular guilt, except on steroids. As mothers, we are inundated with daily choices that … [Read more...] about Mom Guilt Is Like Regular Guilt, Except On Steroids
Does anyone else think kids today are growing up too fast? It’s not that they are growing into responsibilities of adulthood or suddenly learning faster than the rest of us did, but the youth of America is becoming more and more mature as they become more and more overexposed. And while many of you are thinking about our culture teaching children new and exciting curse words or … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Steps to have The (Sex) Talk with your Kids
Nana has been in my life since I was a little girl. I tell my children all the time that family is not just who you are born too, but it is also the special people that God puts in your life. For all of us, Nana was our family. In high school I would come home and if my heart hurt because of a boy, she knew just what to say. She put up with us when we were moody teenagers and … [Read more...] about A Journal of One Family’s Loss to Breast Cancer