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Advance Your Career

Advance Your Career

Is it time for you to advance your career? If you’ve been taking care of everyone else except you, you may be looking around now wondering what happened to my career dreams? When you were younger, you were very clear about what you wanted to do and how much money you wanted to make. Now…

9 Tips for Back to School Success

9 Tips for Back to School Success

Whether you have a kindergartner or high-school student, the beginning of a new school year can be chaotic and frustrating without planning and organization. If you haven’t done so yet, this is the time for the family to sit down, set priorities, and figure out what responsibilities are going to shift or be added to…

Not Getting Your Needs Met…Being Assertive Can Help!

Not Getting Your Needs Met…Being Assertive Can Help!

Assertiveness is a communication style that allows you to express your feelings, beliefs and opinions in an open manner that doesn’t violate the rights of others while having respect for yourself. It also demonstrates awareness of the rights of others and a willingness to work on resolving conflicts. Of course, it’s not just what you…

Internet and Television Safety: Parents are the Safety Net!

Internet and Television Safety: Parents are the Safety Net!

The online and television world can be a very exciting place for kids and youth, giving them the ability to do research for school projects, play games and interact with one another, learn educational information from and keep up with the latest trends in clothing and food. But the Internet and the television are completely…

Raising a Son with Good Character

Raising a Son with Good Character

Parenting can be difficult. Getting the right type of guidance on the subject can be even more daunting. As parents we often wonder…how can we help our children grow into caring, confident, responsible, and emotionally equipped adults? Can raising a son with these qualities be even more difficult? According to gender stereotypes, when it comes…

Improve Your Parenting Style in an Hour!

Improve Your Parenting Style in an Hour!

Do you often question if you are a good parent? Do your children respect you the way they respect ‘that one teacher’ they love? Do you know how to stay cool and in control while your children test the limits and abuse the coupon dispenser in the grocery store? Staying in control, being consistent, being calm,…

Balancing the Stress of Summer, Work, and Family

Balancing the Stress of Summer, Work, and Family

Summer can be a time of year for feelings of defeat. The adults are still working and the children have nothing but free time. This can be a time for mischief for the children if not planned carefully. Summer camp schedules often do not coincide with work hours and can be costly. You have planned…