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Practical Parenting: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World One believes because one’s conditioning trains them to do so. I could see this wholeheartedly in my son’s drive to have us buy GFuel, a new energy drink product. He is a gamer, the very demographic I am sure, is …

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To See Through the Eyes of a Child… What Dreams May Come?

Inspirational Quotes Children see magic Because they look for it… Christopher Moore History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela Parenting through Magical Means We are all teachers. We bare this title because if we have made it this far, we have done something that only …

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Practical Parenting… Iced Coffee and Good Conversation!

Inspiration If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else. – Ann Landers Recipe for iced coffee: Have kidsMake coffeeForget you made coffeeDrink it cold (Anonymous) Practical Parenting… An Unforgettable Journey Have some fun with you kids. They express their stress not in words but in behaviors. Take them out, get …

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Practical Parenting: Will We Survive the Storm

Practical Parenting During COVID 19 Hope you enjoy. Began this project earlier this week. I am utilizing YouTube as a live broadcasting forum to answer your question regarding psychology, parenting, and other issues during this unprecedented time. In this segment, I explore in a live Q and A Session the nuances of raising children during …

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Inspiration: Parenting… The Power of Belief

Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. Matthew Jacobson Practical Parenting What do you want to be when you grow up? Perhaps the greatest question that should …

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Practical Parenting: Establishing Respect Amongst Children of Today

Dr. Tom explores the family value of respect as it relates to the ability we have to foster trust in our strengths and capacity to overcome our weaknesses.

Practical Parenting. Dr. Tom Explores the Concept of Doing the Best We Can?

Ever wonder how you can raise successful children who become functionally independent? Ever wonder what the secret is to raising, happy, healthy children?

Dr. Tom Explores

Gratitude: Dr. Tom Explores the Do as I Say, Not as I Do Phenomenon

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy

Gratitude is much more than giving thanks. It is living by the words we speak. This is especially true when it relates to working with the next generation.

So many times, I see a culture of “Do as I say, Not as I Do!” Really, what is this truly about? In order to teach the next generation, we must live by the words we speak.

Practical Parenting: Raising a Child in Today’s Technologically Addicted World

Got Devices? Wow, if we break the word de-vice down to its Latin base “de-vitium,” it literally translates to “concerning vice” (defect, crime, etc.). And we wonder why our children are so glued to their “personal device.” Aren’t we all in some way, shape or form glued to some (de)vice or another? As a psychotherapist, …

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Practical Parenting: How Much Screen Time is Enough Anyways?

Dr. Thomas Maples of the Stockton Therapy Network explores how much screen time is enough for your children and ways you can use screen time to pass on family values.

Practical Parenting: Thoughts for the Day on Doing the Best We Can!

Be the mother or father today that you want your children to be tomorrow (Dr. Tom) One of the common problems I see in my family practice is when parents try to determine what makes them a good parent. Questions such as “am I doing the right thing,” “is it my fault,” and “what can …

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