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Talking to Children about Separation and Divorce

One of the most difficult life experiences for a child is having their parents separate or divorce. Most children want their parents to stay married. And that is true even if the marriage has been unhappy.  Divorce is extremely difficult … Continue reading

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Summertime Conversations

Here in Charlotte we’re now about a month into summer. Perhaps it’s time to think about how  you are using the extra time and freedom from strict school, work, and sports schedules. During the school year parents are usually very focused … Continue reading

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A New Year

Many of us start each new year with resolutions. Sometimes they are resolutions to do something like eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, or lose those last few pounds. This year how about considering what your goals are for your … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Blending Families

Last month Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith, created a bit of a stir on Facebook when she posted her thoughts on what it took to happily blend families.  This is what she wrote: A letter to a … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a group of developmental brain disorders called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD usually display symptoms of social impairment, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. These symptoms can vary significantly from one child … Continue reading

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