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September 2016 Archives

“I worry that my high parental expectations for my child are making him anxious. What if I push too hard?” Have you thought or said this? Sometimes it is difficult to know what is the best approach to parenting, especially when […]

I have this really big assignment due. It’s going to take me lots of concentration and tedious work to get it done. Honestly, I don’t want to do it and I have been procrastinating. Daily, I find lots of distractions […]

You’ve got a final exam or you have to give an important presentation to the agency that could give you a promotion. There is so much to study and so much at stake.  So you decide to pull an all nighter. […]

It’s not always easy to find people on whom you can depend. We look to family, friends and the church to be dependable. We want them to be true to their word, follow through with commitments and help meet needs […]

Reader Question: I would say that my husband is a type A (driven, structured) personality and both of our children are more like me, type B (relaxed, easy going). At times, this combination of personalities can be challenging. Do you […]

Mom. I’m bored.  Isn’t it great. Just feel that boredom. What? I need something to do!  OK, what do you think that could be?  I don’t know, I’m just bored.  I’m sure you can think of something. And sometimes being bored […]

When Adam and Eve sinned, they were ashamed of their nakedness. Sin resulted in fear and hiding and a condemnation of their natural state. Adam and Eve’s new found knowledge of good and evil brought them anxiety in their naked […]

Much of my therapy practice was spent helping women deal with mother-daughter issues. Whether the relationship was great, terrible, or somewhere in between, mother-daughter relationships are powerful and partially define who we are. It is such an important relationship so […]

Parent Question: Our son does get angry, but don’t all kids? He was suspended from school and we don’t want to overreact or minimize problems. He says he hates school and doesn’t want to be told what to do. The […]

Is one of your life goals to be content? If so, you may find it difficult to reach that goal given the culture in which we live. Daily, we are bombarded by media messages to never be satisfied with what […]