Advice For College Freshmen (& Their Parents)

Eighteen years flies by in the wink of an eye.  It seems like yesterday that my wife and I were dropping off our daughter at her first day of kindergarten.  I can still remember the look in my daughter’s eyes when she realized her mom and I were going to leave her in this strange […]

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"I Want To Be Like You": The Importance of Imitation

Imitation is often thought of as a low-level, cognitively undemanding, even childish form of behavior.  However, recent work across a variety of sciences argues that imitation is actually a rare ability, fundamentally linked to human forms of intelligence, such as language, culture, and the ability to understand the minds of others.  Much has been written […]

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Caring For The Caregiver

Few people are prepared for the responsibilities and tasks involved in caring for loved ones who are ill, elderly, or disabled. The success of the relationship between you and your loved one depends on several factors. One of the most important is how well you take care of yourself, empowering yourself to be there for […]

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Lost In The Tube

The Gwich’in are a group of native Alaskan people who have lived in the northwestern part of North America, mostly above the Arctic Circle, for many centuries.  The word “Gwich’in” means “people of the land.”  Oral tradition indicates that the Gwich’in have occupied this area for as long as 20,000 years. Until the 1980’s, the […]

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Parenting Teens 101

All parents are aware that parent-child communication can be very difficult at times.  Most parents are also aware that these “difficult” communication patterns can quickly become “impossible” during the teen years. Even though it’s normal for teens to begin to separate from their parents during adolescence, they need to know that the safety net of […]

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 Building Self-Esteem

The development of a healthy level of self-esteem in our children is perhaps the most important building block for their future success and happiness.  Without it, their talents may not be adequately developed for fear of facing necessary challenges, taking appropriate risks, or having the confidence to stand up for what they believe in.  Success […]

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