Parenting


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Parenting Techniques & the Value of Family Counseling & Therapy

Being a parent has to be one of the toughest jobs in the world. Imagine being placed in charge of molding and raising children into the best adults they can be! It sounds difficult enough in theory… and it in practical circumstances it can seem a lot tougher! Parents all have different styles of raising…

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Screen Time: Do You Have a Social Media Addiction?

  You’re well past your bedtime, but your smartphone and laptop are still keeping you up. You know that you have to start your day early tomorrow morning, but you just can’t seem to close your gadgets for fear of missing out. You recognize that your attachment to social media may not be healthy anymore,…

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Quality Holiday Time with Your Family: Avoiding Roadblocks

It’s no secret that spending quality time with your family can lead to a sense of more connectedness and open up the lines of communication, yet this is difficult to do in our lives that are full of extra curricular activities, technology, and work. Especially when we note that it is quality time we are searching for;…

7 Reasons Father-Daughter Relationships Need To Be Strong

Not every little child is lucky enough to grow up with positive parental relationships. Maybe you were one of those children, as an effect, you want to be the best parent you can be for your child. You want your children to grow up having phenomenal, loving and close relationships with you and your spouse.…

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4 Effective Parenting Techniques Defined

Like many parents you’re passionate about finding the best ways to interact with your children. You’ve done your research, taken advice, and put your parental instinct into action to create a strong bond,  to support positive behaviour and react to any issues your child experiences. Finding your parenting techniques take time and patience, growing and…

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12 Secrets To Raising Happy, Successful Children

The second we become parents, our goals in life dramatically change. From birth, we do everything we can to make certain they go places in life; our goal is to do everything in our power to make sure they are the happiest and most successful people they can possibly be. As parents, we want to…

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Self-Harm & Your Teen

Written by: Erika DeSchiffart, psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Teenage Self-Harming Seeing evidence of your child self-harming, or hurting themselves with intention, can be a terrifying experience for a parent. In addition to the fear, you may be unsure of what to do or say, and want desperately to stop the behaviour. This is…