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“Adolescents Affected By Divorce” Group to Start February 20th

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Divorce is difficult for children of all ages, but can be especially difficult for teenagers. A significant event, like a parent’s divorce or separation, can have a major effect on a teenager during this time in their life.

It is helpful for teens to have support in place to help them process their experience.… Read the rest →

10 Things You Can Do To Help Your Children Develop A Strong Moral Character

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As parents, we hope to help our children develop a strong moral character.  Some of the virtues we hope to instill in our children include: compassion, courtesy, cooperation, responsibility, fairness, tolerance, self-control, courage, knowledge, perseverance, honesty and respectfulness for one’s self and for others.… Read the rest →

21 Tips For Becoming a Better Parent

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By: Michael W. Elgersma

michaele-imgBeing a parent isn’t easy and it’s ok if you don’t know what you’re doing.  To help out, here are a few tips for becoming a better parent:

– Help your child learn to discuss ideas and goals encouraging them to a develop a confidence in themselves to learn to solve problems.… Read the rest →

Loving An Addict

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michaele-imgBy: Michael Elgersma

If someone you love is living with an addiction you may have felt, thought and done everything to try to help the situation that you could possibly feel, think or do.  And perhaps you have watched this person become someone unrecognizable to you and to themselves, a far cry from the person you knew before the addiction took control of his or her life.… Read the rest →