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Posts Tagged ‘Family Conversation’

Family Time: How to Do It Well

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By Mary Hockett, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

Why is it that families are suffering from so much stress in our society today? Why are so many children anxious and angry? Why are parents so frustrated at their children? What is happening that teachers and social workers must meet moms or dads at the curb as they coax their child out of the car to get to their school classroom?… Read the rest →

Parenting Teens About Performance-Based Stress

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Parenting Teens About StressPeople are often surprised when I tell them how much pressure many kids in DuPage County face. They picture the area as quiet and idyllic, a welcome break from the noise of Chicago.

In some ways, they’re right. There are wonderful communities here filled with families and parents who try as best they can.… Read the rest →

Family Dinner Matters: How to Bring Everyone Back to the Table

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9875838_mlDad has to work late, Mom is picking up Sarah from ballet practice, and Sophie has to stay after school to work on her group project—and everyone’s on their own for dinner again. In today’s busy world, this family portrait is much more realistic than the Leave It To Beaver setting.… Read the rest →