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Teaching Your Kids Emotional Skills

Nobody likes when their child has a temper tantrum. Whether at home or in public, an angry child can be intense and difficult to handle. But what can parents do to prevent these outbursts? A temper tantrum is often a sign that a child is dealing with overwhelming emotions that he/she cannot fully express. Therefore,…
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Debunking Stepfamily Myths

Wicked stepmothers, trouble-making step-children, and cold and distant stepfathers are common stereotypes of stepfamilies portrayed in stories (e.g., Cinderella; The Parent Trap; Yours, Mine, and Ours). These depictions can lead to false views of stepfamilies and can affect the relationships among those entering one. The myth that all stepmothers are wicked or evil is just…
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We Just Got Married! Is It All Downhill From Here?

We have all heard the story. Two people get married, and at first it’s full of excitement and passion, but over time they find the love and happiness that was once part of their relationship fading. People often refer to this as the honeymoon phase, where couples report the most happiness at the beginning of…
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Tips for Finding Your “Tinderella” and Other Online Dating Advice

**The author of this blog is not affiliated with any dating website or mobile app. Any website or app listed below is to provide examples to the reader and does not benefit the author in any way.** Many of the participants in our singles class called PICK a Partner have asked for information about dating…
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