Parents Modeling Faith

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Every parent seeks to passon their faith. Taking a look at one example in scripture, we see how the everyday...

Building Self Esteem

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There isn't a parent I know who doesn't want to be a part of helping their child grow up feeling good about who they...

When Children Steal

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There isn't a parent on earth who enjoys the idea of their child stealing. Understanding the possible reasons that...

Communicating With Kids (and Adults!)

Practical tips are provided to help children pair emotions with words and a specific technique is described to...

Teaching Children About Feelings

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Children need help in identifying what emotion they feel just as much as we do as adults. Here are some guidelines...

Attachment Wounds: Ten Steps That Heal

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Childhood story illustrating bonding and attachment wounds and ten steps for healing

Parenting Perspectives on Behavior and Bonding

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

A child's oppostional behavior may indicate emotional pain. Article explores larger perspectives, including need...

Faith of Our Children: A Model for Home Devotions

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Building a child's Christian faith is a foundational piece in "training up a child in the way he should...

For Shame, For Shame: How to End Shaming When Disciplining

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

The power and influence of parents is great; keeping the parent-child relationship in its proper place

Reclaim the Sabbath

How to reclaim the Sabbath for your family by learning ways to build in important "down-time" on Sundays...