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Thanksgiving: So Much More Than Feasting

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The holidays are upon us once again. All too soon the snow will fly, the Christmas rush will engulf us and a new year will begin. First in the order of things is Thanksgiving, a holiday full of food, family, friends and football.… Read the rest →

How To Maintain Harmony When A Spouse Goes Back To Work

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There are plenty of reasons a spouse might return to work after being at home. Money is a common reason, but job satisfaction and even mental stimulation are contributing factors as well.

But whatever the reason, one thing is certain: There will be an adjustment period.… Read the rest →

I Thought Pokémon Go Was a Waste of Time. Then I Played It With My Kids.

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Before my 15- and 19-year-old kids roped me into a Pokémon Go adventure, I was pretty darn sure the game was a waste of time, another way for kids to bury themselves in screens, and a potentially dangerous new craze.… Read the rest →

Purposeful Parenting – What It Is And Why It’s So Important

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By: Grant Stenzel MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Companies have business plan. You probably know someone—or are someone—who has a fantasy football plan every year. But what about a parenting plan? Do you have one? If not, you should. Here’s where to start.… Read the rest →

Winter Survival Ideas: No Screens, All Fun.

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by Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Winter Survival Ideas: No Screens, All Fun.

Your family is hanging at home. Everyone is bored. And you can’t go outside because it’s a trillion below. So the million-dollar question is, “What should we do for fun?”

Cue the phones, tablets, games and TVs.… Read the rest →

Addressing Alcoholism: How to Help Friends or Family with a Drinking Problem

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Giving adviceWe make choices every day on how to cope with stress. Some people use sports, the arts, or other hobbies to take their minds off of their problems, but what about the people who turn to alcohol? There’s a difference between having a social drink with friends after a long work week and needing alcohol to get through the day.… Read the rest →