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Nov 08 ,2019

THE BALANCING ACT

“We are just so busy. “We don’t have time. “I just can’t balance it all. Have you ever said anything that sounds like that? Chances are we all have because we’re all trying to “do it all. If you’re not there now, you probably have been or will be. Our…

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Nov 08 ,2019

COLDER WEATHER BRINGS OUTSIDE PLAY INSIDE

As the weather gets cooler, children and teens tend to spend more time inside, and that often results in time glued to a computer, iPad, and other tech devices. A 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that youth ages 8 to 18 devote 7.5 hours a day to entertainment media.…

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Nov 08 ,2019

BEING A MAN IN THE MIDDLE

What can I tell you about my journey to becoming a middle-aged man? Well, it has not been marked by the stereotypical crisis that leads to purchasing a new car, though I have been eyeing a new bike (the type you pedal) for a while now. And sure, it can…

Nov 08 ,2019

MOMS! HERE ARE 8 THINGS YOUR CHILDREN NEED TO SEE YOU DOING

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE – IT’S ONLY EIGHT THINGS.  YOU CAN DO IT. Whether you’re a mom with one or many, girls or boys, toddlers or teenagers, your children are watching you.  And that’s a good thing; you have a captive audience who are like sponges absorbing all they hear, touch, and see.…

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Nov 08 ,2019

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION FEATURES DREW READ, PAYH

HOW TO LIMIT TIME CHILDREN SPEND ON TECH DEVICES September 18, 2015 by Helena Oliviero As the weather gets cools, children and teens tend to spend more time indoors, and that often means for time glued to a computer, iPad and other tech devices. A 2010 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation…

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Nov 08 ,2019

ALLOWING THEM TO FAIL SO THEY CAN WIN

It’s not always easy to talk about parenting.   It’s a lot like religion or politics—people prefer to avoid the topic in an effort not to offend someone.  We fear we will appear judgmental or too opinionated.  The common thought is that how you parent is a matter of personal preference. …

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Nov 08 ,2019

DO YOU HAVE NOMOPHOBIA?

Do you have nomophobia?  What in the world is nomophobia you might be asking, as I did, but I think I may have it.  We know a phobia is a fear and from the perspective of psychology, a type of anxiety.  The amount of stress that fear or anxiety causes never…

Nov 08 ,2019

FATHERLESS EPIDEMIC

Flying kites, throwing balls, a feeling of security, sometimes a strong word or a look; these are all memories that many of us have of our fathers.  Stop for a moment and think…What are yours? Growing up as the son of a naval officer who was often gone for months…

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Nov 08 ,2019

TEENS: WHAT IS A HEALTHY ROMANCE?

May 16, 2015 by Drew Read We are designed to be in a relationship.  So there is no surprise the temptation can be strong to use a boyfriend or girlfriend to fill a void in your life.  You may think it will give you identity at school or help you…

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Nov 08 ,2019

BIRMINGHAM MOMMY TALKS ABOUT TEEN DEPRESSION

Talking about Teen Depression is Depressing FEATURED, TO LIVE — BY ANGIE ON MAY 8, 2015 AT 8:52 AM By: Drew Read, COO Paul Anderson Youth Home We all feel sad, down, blue or discouraged at times.  That’s pretty normal.  Sadness, disappointment, and pessimism are natural reactions to the hassles of life.  I regularly…

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