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.
Civility in Social Media: Thank Even Your Critics. At least they paid attention.
Summer Fun does not need to be expensive. Dr. Tom shows an example of great fun in the backyard that won't break the bank.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil
Acts of kindness generate generate profound gratitude and are twice a blessing...
I read an interesting article from Dr. Wayne Dyer today about forgiving. Then I ran into this great article on the subject. He said that forgiving is a one and a two word concept. He said that love is forgiving and for giving. It must be used interchangeably in order to find one’s happiness within.… 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.
Today, I am grateful for the Bountiful Gifts that were Planted, Nurtured, Grew, Harvested, and have Now Found their Way to Our Family Home to Help Us Celebrate this Joyous Day of Thanks-Giving. Thank You all for The Wonderful Year, This, My 100th Article, the Sorrows and Joys that Graced Our Art of Blogging, and… Continue Reading
In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.
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
Then God said: Let us make[a] human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth. (Genesis 1:26) Our family recently bought a new puppy. My… Continue Reading
Practical Parenting: Fostering Your Children's Dreams. Dr. Tom explores what your # 1 job is as a Practical Parent: Dream and Dream Big!!!
Adolescence emerges from an array of bio-psychosocial factors. While puberty occurs during adolescence, social factors also place increased pressure on children to become more oriented to adult capacities. It is common for adolescents to question the lessons they were taught during early childhood life; cognitively, independent thought comes online in conjunction with the physiological maturation… Continue Reading