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How To Get Un Stuck

How To Get Un Stuck

Ever have one of those days when you feel stuck? You're in a funk and don't know why? You're unhappy but you can't put your finger on the …

Back to School for All Ages

Back to School for All Ages

Families are preparing for their children to return to school. Children are either excited, or they are unhappy to give up their freedom the summer …

If You Went Back to “Self” School

If You Went Back to “Self” School

During all the hopeful anticipation of a new academic season, to be among familiar classmates and develop new relationships with other students, …

My Dad, “The Can Man”, a Lesson in Giving

My Dad, “The Can Man”, a Lesson in Giving

This was a nickname I had for my Dad. He was born in 1930 during the Great Depression. Although I know he never went hungry, I’m sure the struggles …

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How To Get Un Stuck

How To Get Un Stuck

Ever have one of those days when you feel stuck? You're in a funk and don't know why? You're unhappy but you can't put your finger on the "why"? FamilyAffaires.com contributor Joanna Kleinman, LCSW explains how our …

Back to School for All Ages

Back to School for All Ages

Families are preparing for their children to return to school. Children are either excited, or they are unhappy to give up their freedom the summer provided, or they may be very anxious. Will they be liked? Will they do …

If You Went Back to “Self” School

If You Went Back to “Self” School

During all the hopeful anticipation of a new academic season, to be among familiar classmates and develop new relationships with other students, September also encourages us to naturally review and plan for how best to …

My Dad, “The Can Man”, a Lesson in Giving

My Dad, “The Can Man”, a Lesson in Giving

This was a nickname I had for my Dad. He was born in 1930 during the Great Depression. Although I know he never went hungry, I’m sure the struggles of those times made an impression on him as he witnessed food …

Who is That Voice In Your Head? Mind Chatter

Who is That Voice In Your Head? Mind Chatter

If you are like most people, there is this little voice in your head constantly talking to you. It's known as mind chatter.  From the moment we open our eyes this little voice may be telling us, what to do, what not to …

Caregiving IS Personal

Caregiving IS Personal

From Your Teenager… “Don’t take it so personally.” or “It’s not personal.” How many times have you heard that? Or how many times have you said it to someone else trying to make them feel …

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Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce mediators know what the Bible’s King David knew – a judge should not be the person who decides how a child is divided between his or her parents. But parents going through a contentious divorce are …

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

June is a time of transitions and traditions. The flowers bloom and your children blossom – they go to proms, graduate high school or begin their new lives as adults by graduating college. The pleasure of watching …

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

At age 45, I find myself living in a small apartment with my two teenage boys and walking dogs for a living. It’s not what I expected when I graduated cum laude over twenty years ago from an Ivy League institution. …

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

This is only one of the accusations hurled at me by my teenage daughter in the early years of dating – my dating, that is. I “came out” and introduced someone to my kids after being separated from their father for …

Dealing with Shame and Rejection During Divorce

Dealing with Shame and Rejection During Divorce

Whether you proposed a divorce or were on the receiving end, or someplace in the middle, it is very likely that someone, if not many, may criticize you. This can be one of the most painful parts of divorce. When going …

The Devil in the Parenting Plan

The Devil in the Parenting Plan

Parents often try very hard in mediation to negotiate a fair parenting plan that acknowledges their children need both parents in their lives. But sometimes things go wrong in the execution. The devil in this case …

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