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… Continue Reading
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.
Ever wonder how you can raise successful children who become functionally independent? Ever wonder what the secret is to raising, happy, healthy children?
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“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.
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,… Continue Reading
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.
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… Continue Reading
Have problems communicating with your children? We all do! Dr. Tom explores ways to overcome communication barriers with your child in order to promote positive values and healthy psychological development.
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love… Continue Reading
Ah, Monday! Time to get up and herd the children to get ready for school. Yay, Friday!!! Time to herd the children to school, get to work, and then enjoy the fruits of my labor through the week. No matter what day of the week it is, there always seems to be a battle over… Continue Reading