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Category: Parenting

IT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO SEE AND HAVE NO VISION

In our current climate of change and uncertainty, clarifying your parenting vision is more important than ever. Your life circumstances today can be quite different by next week; yet, your vision remains constant. Your kids can trust and count on the steadiness of your solid vision and positive values.

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IMMUNIZE YOUR FAMILY CULTURE BY STAYING GROUNDED IN POSITIVE VALUES

If there has ever been a time where we need to consistently behave in accordance with our positive values, it is now. Healthy values like respect, humility, accountability, and compassion serve to inoculate our families from the ill effects of selfish and fear based behavior. Behaving in accordance with our positive values prepares our children for the real world, helping to influence the broader culture in values grounded ways.

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Are You Suffering from Quarantine Fatigue? Some Practical Ways to Endure and Cope

For many parents, the novelty of being home together has worn off and they find themselves feeling worn out. Quarantine Fatigue has begun to take hold – a result from juggling work responsibilities, home school monitoring, daily household duties, and breaking up arguments and fights. In this blog, an endurance mindset will be discussed along with practical tips and strategies.

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Addressing the Issue of Pornography

In this real world example, a father addresses the issue of pornography with his son. Using a values grounded approach, focus is centered on healthy sexuality. The father uses the productive conflict method to discuss this emotionally charged and uncomfortable subject with respect and dignity.

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Pleasure versus Happiness: Raising Joyful Children

Children often see pleasure and happiness as one in the same.A defining feature of maturity is being able to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure involves a short term positive experience.Happiness, on the other hand, goes beyond a pleasurable experience. It is a longer lasting, more sustainable experience that is not situationally dependent. It involves thinking more about the bigger picture.

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