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When a Sweatshirt Isn’t the AnswerBy Susan Elzey

The answer to feeling better usually doesn’t lie in hanging out in sweatpants and sweatshirts and waiting for our delivery of bread to come.

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Most Current Articles in Family Connections

Dealing with Electronic Displays of Insensitivity

"EDI's" are proliferating and you will almost certainly become a victim. 9 out of 10 people report that their loved ones stop paying attention to them because the attention is instead on some electronic device.

By Ron McMillan
Your Hardest Family Question: My ex-wife already introduced the kids to her new boyfriend

My wife and I divorced recently and within less than a month after our divorce, she has a new boyfriend who spends substantial time in her house around the kids.

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
Why We Do Hard Things

It is a daunting prospect, climbing the highest mountain in Africa, I have asked myself the same question everybody else is asking me, why? Why would anybody put themselves through so much physical discomfort?

By JeaNette Goates Smith
Your Hardest Family Question: My husband has an addiction. What do I tell my kids?

I just discovered that my husband has a pornography addiction and I’m wondering about how I should handle this with my children.

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
Your Hardest Family Question: How do I help my kids during our marital separation?

My husband and I are separated right now and I don’t want our kids to feel responsible, but I don’t know how to prevent them from feeling this way.

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
Your Hardest Family Question: Our kids don’t connect with my wife

My wife and I have very different parenting styles, which my kids have picked up on. How should I respond to them when they come and talk to me about their negative experiences with their mom?

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
When You Don’t Have a Valentine to Love

Singles can feel pretty left out on Valentine’s Day, even when they are single by choice.

By JeaNette Goates Smith
Make it a Special Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is one of the most widely celebrated unofficial holidays, and a day to let your sweetheart, parents, relatives, and friends know how much you love them.

By Dian Thomas
Your Hardest Family Question: My ex-husband is playing games with his visitation

"I share custody with my ex-husband and he takes the kids for visits at different times throughout the month. Although we have a schedule, he is completely inconsiderate of my work schedule and the kid’s schedule."

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT