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
As a child, I remember watching the nightly news with my grandfather. I can remember the ticking time watch of 60 minutes counting down, as the news anchors would discuss factual events of the day, leaving the commentary for the viewers to work through on their own accord. Back then, it seemed like we were… Continue Reading
The foundation of family values centers on the discipline we teach our children. However, discipline within itself is a difficult task for any parent to enact with their children. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to discipline ourselves, let alone try and force someone else into our value system. But this is the plight of… Continue Reading
How are we to stay positive for our children in such of a barrage of negative messages we are subjected to daily? Today I watched my children staring at their personal devices. One was watching Stampy play his some-odd hundredth episode of Let’s Play Minecraft and the other was also watching Stampy play Splatoon Two.… Continue Reading
Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what is right in… Continue Reading
This article explores early archetypal development and the importance of fatherhood on early childhood development from a Jungian perspective.