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Are Your Kids Feeling the Fallout of Your Marital Arg...

Being a parent is like navigating a 24/7 maze. Everything you say and do has the potential to impact your children. This impact, of course, can be positive or negative. When it comes to martial arguments, the fallout is all negative. The goal is to never argue with your spouse. That’s impossible. Rather, it’s absolutely …Read the rest…

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Relationship Workbooks: Home Therapy Resources

We found some helpful workbooks that are great for understanding how you create relationships with your family, partner, and others. These workbooks will help you think like a therapist to get at the root of how you create relationships. They can also assist in creating deeper bonds with the people you love: The Break Your …Read the rest…

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A Beginners Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Children are curious by nature and as parents, it’s our job to help them comprehend their environment. However, it’s not always an easy task. Some topics are easier than others to discuss. Conversations surrounding children’s mental health are transforming from taboo to acceptable, but with stigma and judgment attached to it, it can be difficult …Read the rest…

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More Downtime: How You Can Ease Your Family into Toge...

Family life can sometimes feel like you’re operating a daycare center or serving as a monitor in high school detention, especially in a city as busy as Houston. There are so many responsibilities and personalities to factor in. All of them can seem to be in conflict. As a result, family disconnection is increasingly more …Read the rest…

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Why Family Therapy Is a Great Way to Make Family Goal...

Tolstoy puts it this way in Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” These days we define family as anyone who plays a long-term supporting role in a person’s life. All families, traditional, nuclear, blended, or chosen, want to be happy, and family goals reflect that …Read the rest…

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Parenting Tips: 7 Tips That Help When You’re Dealin...

If you have more than one child, you’re dealing with sibling rivalry. The constant fighting may often be a cause of stress and frustration for you. But how severe the conflicts are and what long-term effects they will have on your children depends much on how you’re dealing with sibling rivalry in your home. So, …Read the rest…

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Why Gratitude May Be the Best Gift You Give This Year

It’s the season of thanksgiving and gifting once again. Per tradition, we rush around Houston shopping for presents and filling our pantries with items for the ritual feasts. We overdose on seasonal songs and sweet family movies. We busy ourselves with online wish lists. Then we pour on ourselves loads of Pinterest-perfect pressure to create a …Read the rest…

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Teen Peer Pressure: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Mo...

Good kids do dumb things. Silly things. Unfortunate and unwise things. And some of these things can be attributed to teen peer pressure. Don’t panic. Bad decisions come with teen territory. That being true, how do you encourage an impulsive, internet-susceptible teen to put peer pressure aside and do the right thing more often than …Read the rest…

Parenting Tips- 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Children Behave Better

Parenting Tips: 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Childre...

Being a parent can be one of the best experiences of your life. It can also be an extremely challenging experience. You want your children to behave, but sometimes that takes extra work on your part. Here are 10 ways you can help your children behave better. Make Sure They Get Enough Sleep You know …Read the rest…

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ADHD and Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve ...

Your child has ADHD. I’m sure you understand that treatment is important. Perhaps you’re already handling symptoms with prescription medication, dietary supplements, or child therapy. Yet, you wonder if you can personally do more for your child to help them manage their moods and attention. Something low-cost that you can implement easily and regularly at …Read the rest…

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Family Conflicts: 7 Ways to Keep the Peace in Your Ho...

It seems like the most intense conflicts always happen at home and with the people closest to us. Family conflicts can take various forms, like: a shouting match with your teenager over the type of clothes they want to wear for their school’s prom a disagreement with your in-laws over where you will spend the …Read the rest…

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5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family …Read the rest…


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