Let Them Make Mistakes

Let Them Make Mistakes

Let Them Make Mistakes By Alaina I’d love to shelter my children from heartache, struggle and pain. Having been down the road they are now traveling, surely I can steer them around many of the potholes and roadblocks, making their journey much easier. After all, I can se ...

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Control is Gone, but Influence Remains

Control is Gone, but Influence Remains By George Ballew Remember the days when your child would listen to you? When that sweet child develops into a teenager, we see our hold on them slip. They are slowly turning into adults which means greater independency, autonomy and privacy. It’s a ...

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Get Your Teen Talking

Get Your Teen Talking By Alaina Chatterly The words that come out of your teen’s mouth are far more powerful than the words that go into their ears. For one thing, words coming out of their mouth are also heard by their ears. So anything you can get them to realize and ...

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Developing relationships through consistency

Developing relationships through consistency By Tirae There is no perfect way to raise children or to teach them. Please understand any advice I attempt to give comes from the heart in hopes it will help and you will know you are not alone. I have the two hardest, most rewarding positions on th ...

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Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give

Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give By George Often caregivers, especially mothers it seems, feel that if they give 100 percent to their troubled child, it will finally pay off. Or if not, at least you’ll have a clear conscience when you die a burned-out martyr’s death at an early ...

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Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy

Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy By Summer Jenkins “Why horses? How will working with horses help my son or daughter?” These are questions I have been asked many times. As the program manager for the Heritage Schools Equine Therapy Programs, I have worked with hundreds of kids i ...

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Five Ways to Build Healthy Relationships with Your Teen

Five Ways to Build Healthy Relationships  with Your Teen By Keven Downs LCSW 1-      Healthy communication is the foundation of healthy relationships.  Healthy communication can be an investment for the future. You can choose to be right or to have a successful relationship; you can’t always ha ...

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