Reconnecting with Your Family

There was an interesting show on Oprah last Monday called: Stripped Down with Peter Walsh. Peter is a life organization expert and best selling author with some wonderful ideas on how to strengthen your family and live a better life. The premise behind the show was that the typical American family has become disconnected from each other due to all the “stuff” in their lives that overwhelms them. In particular, this “stuff” manifests itself in the form of television, cell phones, YouTube, PDAs, laptops, video games, Facebook, ipods, texting, etc. I really appreciate this concept. So often we allow our
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Four Steps to Help Parents Reduce Holiday Stress

Below, is a great article I found on handling the holidays with a house full of excited kids. Simple, straightforward parenting advice and helpful tips from Dr. Phelan’s award-winning, best-selling 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program. The holidays are coming up, and although many parents look forward to having their children home from school, they also find that after a few days it isn’t so easy having the kids underfoot all the time. The youngsters are all excited about Christmas, they start fighting more often, and when they’re not doing that they complain to their parents that they’re bored. The Christmas holidays
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