It is important to start having kids help out with chores. Here is a guideline to use for different age groups: Ages 2 and 3 Personal chores Assist in making their beds Pick up playthings with your supervision Family chores Take their dirty laundry to the laundry basket Fill a pet’s water and food […]
Surviving Christmas as the Non-Custodial Parent
Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year to be without your child. Seeing all of the Christmas decorations and Santa’s in the malls, kids running around being festive about the holiday season can leave you feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Every parent wants to see their child wake up Christmas morning to open […]
Does Music Increase Substance Use?
I work at a facility that encourages our clients to listen to music as a coping skill. We even have a group called Music Therapy where they listen to songs that inspire them to journal. However, is the music that my clients listen to productive or detrimental to their well-being? Now a days, when I […]
Do Not Be Misled
It is so important for married couples to surround themselves with other couples who have functional marriages. Isaac Kubvoruno stated that marriage is like a plant; if you surround it with weeds it will eventually get chocked, wither and die. Therefore plant your marriage among other well-maintained, well nurtured and functional marriages. Marriage flourishes in […]
Is it laziness or procrastination?
Please be patient with me. God isn’t finished with me yet! What is procrastination? How can I change a life long habit of putting important things off? How can I reduce stress in my life by addressing issues such as meeting work deadlines, paying bills on time, and even being properly prepared for the positive aspects […]
If you are having problems in your marriage I would like to encourage you to fix your focus solidly on yourself the next month. Attempts to get your partner to change invite defensiveness. No one likes being told they’re doing things wrong or, far worse, that they are a bad person. Instead of pointing […]
Few of us listen patiently. The way we communicate to our spouse reflects the condition of our heart. If we are angry because of unmet expectations then we tend to respond harshly. A lot of times in a conversation we listen to respond and not to understand. This should be our daily challenge. Try to […]