Ongoing Effects of Covid-19 on Families

Covid-19 hit everyone hard, including families. It changed our lives in many ways. Is it still changing our lives? Yes! It has made changes in many people’s closest relationships – the family. As we spent more time in our homes, we spent more time with family than friends. For many this means that their families were brought closer together. For …

Protective Factors Change Lives

We’ve all been in situations where we feel helpless to stop something bad from happening. Maybe you’re just a little too far away from someone who is falling to stop them. Perhaps you walk into a room just in time to see the knife slip and someone cut themselves badly while preparing a meal. These are just things that happen, …

Inflation and Domestic Violence

Many people have the opportunity to sit in ignorance of domestic violence, often they say it only occurs in other countries or perhaps there is some in the US, but it’s mostly among those who are using drugs or alcohol. They are surprised and shocked to learn that according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Finances and Domestic Abuse …

Positive Resolutions

Many of us start out each year by looking at ourselves and our lives and setting goals for improvement. That’s nice, but they don’t really seem to stick. According to Forbes, 55% of people keep their resolutions for less than a year, and 11% for less than a month. Action-oriented goals are more likely to be kept than avoidance-oriented goals. …

Gratitude, the Most Powerful Life Hack

Have you ever stopped and contemplated gratitude for just a moment? Think about how it makes you feel to have someone say, “thank you.” Even if all you did was hold a door open for them, those two words made something light up inside you. Today there are several countries that have a day of thanks set aside to appreciate …

An Adult is Born in a Child’s Brain

By the age of five, a motivated, skilled, capable adult has or has not been born in the brain of a child! At birth a baby has all the brain cells they will ever have, the key is the connection between them. This is what makes the brain work. This is what makes us move, think, talk, and do everything! …

It’s Not a Myth, It’s a Gift!

There is a truth that has been scientifically proven for generations that children raised in a two-parent household enjoy better lives. In today’s world, there are those who are trying to show that this truth is a myth. In reality, it is not a myth, but a gift. If you want to change the world, if you want to alter …

Is Marriage Important to a Child’s Development?

The story is told of a mother preparing a roast for Sunday dinner. She cuts a little off each end of the roast. As her daughter grows, she teaches her how to prepare the roast for Sunday dinner, cutting a little off each end. Her daughter marries and carries on the tradition of roast for Sunday dinner, cutting a little …

Preparing For a Successful Back to School

Starting a new school year can be stressful for everyone. A few moments of preparation and some fun additions to your routine can make everything go smoothly and improve everyone’s attitudes.