Divorce, Alienation, and Estrangement

Divorce can be a difficult, ugly, and complicated situation. Divorce can come with intense emotions and that means it can also come with a lot of conflict. With conflict can come alienation and in the mast several years, family courts have become far more aware of this family dynamic. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is “defined […]
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Gift Giving at the Holidays

It’s officially Christmas season, everyone! I, for one, am excited about the holiday season. For me, Christmas has always brought with it a sense of joy. I love that feeling of wonder and excitement. I love the lights and the carols. I love cocoa and mulled wine and all of the get-togethers that come with […]
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How Social Media is Training Our Youth

Regardless of which generation you’re from, most people are familiar with social media. It’s morphed over the years, but the idea is the same—be seen and connect with others. Social media can be great. I’ve been able to keep in touch with people from years ago. I love seeing old roommates, friends, coworkers, and family […]
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Why Has There been an Increase in Teen Violence?

Violence has become all too real in our lives. Mass shootings at public places, schools, suicides—it’s all become terrifyingly common. We ask, “Why do these things keep happening?”. It doesn’t seem to make sense. While we cannot reconcile the horror of these events, the truth is that we can try to make sense of it. […]
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12 Topics to Discuss with Your Child About Social Media

The vast majority of kids and adolescents are on social media. In some ways social media creates an outlet for creativity, connection, and fun. At the same time, social media comes with some downsides, whether it’s in regard to physical safety or mental health. Rates of anxiety and depression have always been higher in the […]
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