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Talk to your kids about sexting

Sexting, or sending sexually explicit text or visual messages, is something many teens engage in but not every parent really understands. Parents know it can often be unhealthy and problematic but may not know how to talk to their teens about the dangers of it. A study by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston […]

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Love is all you need

The Beatles might have been right that all we need is love. It’s certainly very beneficial to our mental health, according to an article in Psychiatry Advisor. The article talks about the book A General Theory Of Love, which gets back to what Mr. Orlans and Dr. Levy write about so often: “Our nervous systems […]

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Sibling groups lead to disruption

Sibling relationships can last a lifetime, even more enduring than parent-child or marital relationships. Sibling relationships have a significant influence on children’s emotional and social development. Lessons about sharing, compromising, conflict-resolution, competition, and empathy are generally learned with siblings. Adopting a sibling group is a controversial subject, with arguments on both sides of the issue. […]

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We over medicate

Conventional bio-medicine follows a reductionist model that theorizes that if there is a problem in the body the source of the problem can be ascribed to a malfunction along the body’s chemical assembly line.  The belief is that pharmaceutical drugs will rectify the disorder and restore well-being.  Unfortunately, most of these drugs have a voluminous […]

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The Five Laws of Couple Relationships

1.  It is an unparalleled opportunity If life is a school, relationships are graduate school. We are biologically designed to seek and maintain attachments to others. The area in which we experience our most intense feelings as adults is with our love partner. We learn, grow, and heal most in our intimate relationships.  They bring up all our buried […]

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Kids need recess

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately regarding the disturbing trend of discontinuing recess in elementary schools.  It appears that with the implementation of standardized testing, the quantification of academic performance has taken on a new meaning.  Performance results can be linked to funding decisions.  The consequence of this is more […]

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