BlogFamily: Good Things to Come
No, this is not an article about your favorite band, One Direction. Sorry to disappoint. 🙂 But keep reading, and you’ll see why the title is quite appropriate. Who Do You Know? How much do you know about your parents? Your grandparents? I know you probably grew up...read more
Ever struggled to focus while playing with your kids? Dr. Tim talks about why we should play — and really play — with our kids. Read more to find out how!read more
This Valentine’s Day, are you still feeling the spark you first felt when you fell for your sweetheart? If not, recommit to your marriage today! Dr. Rob tells you how.read more
With thousands of parenting websites, blogs, and books, it can be hard to know what to believe. Ever wondered what parenting advice you should actually listen to? Dr. Tim talks about five pointers for consuming online parenting advice in his video.read more
Already failing at your new year’s resolutions? Odds are you’re not alone! Check out Dr. Rob’s latest article to learn how to set goals successfully.read more
This is a big year for my family as we have all four children in school. Eleanor, (age 5) in particular started Kindergarten. She was so dang excited! Several times a day for a couple of weeks she would ask, “Does school start tomorrow?” Not too long before this, my...read more
Happy marriages don’t simply happen. Rather, they are the result of consistent effort and intentional decisions to nourish the relationship.read more
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” Some months back my wife and I went to a local concert with a Beatles tribute band. Not surprisingly, one of their featured songs that evening was the 1964 hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” I left this concert with two main takeaways. First,...read more
We’ve all had those friends who are stuck in miserable marriages. Maybe we’re even stuck in one ourselves! But are we really stuck? Except for cases of tremendous trauma (such as abuse, infidelity, and neglect), the way out is not as hard as it may seem. We actually...read more
Give your kids the idea that you are a great source of reliable, honest information. Let them know through your words and actions that you can speak calmly, comfortably and rationally about human issues that affect all of us, namely, curiosity and sexuality.read more
Did you know that the strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life? Children with involved parents are also more likely to share if they have been exposed to pornography or if someone has touched them inappropriately.read more
You women are fantastic at giving each other compliments. I hear it all the time at the office and in my classrooms. It is not uncommon at all to hear remarks such as: “Cute shoes!” “I love your new haircut!” “You’ve lost weight haven’t you? You look great!” There...read more
We’ve all seen that parent at our child’s games: “DON’T DROP THE BALL!” “CONCENTRATE!” “QUIT MAKING MISTAKES!”
Look, I’m no rocket scientist, but I’m going to guess that this child wasn’t trying to perform poorly in front of his family and peers. Is it possible that we too may be guilty of over-criticizing our children?read more
Let the Baby Decide! “Are you having a boy or a girl?” This is one of the most common questions asked to those who have just revealed they are expecting a little one. This question is logical, understandable, and completely accurate. From a biological perspective, it...read more
The “soul mate myth” is a well beloved myth indeed. Those that hold this expectation generally believe that there is one, and only one, right person to marry – their soul mate.
The idea of a soul mate is quite a romantic notion and has been the plot of countless cherished books and movies. But, please pay attention to me – this myth is incredibly dangerous. Let me explain!read more
We parents can’t guide our children in the digital age when we have our own problem. Here we find 5 ways to reclaim your mind and your parenting.read more
We read about love, watch movies about love, popular songs are about love, and we even devote a holiday to love.
But do we really know how to love?read more
My years as a single mom taught me how to strengthen my family and become a better mother.
When I left my husband 8 years ago, I was an emotional train wreck…