November is known for “giving thanks,” being thankful and gathering. As we kick off this holiday season let us step back and reflect on what we are thankful for today and this past year. When we asked ourselves, “What and whom am I thankful for?” we came up with this short list (in no particular order!): …Read more
Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll… no I am not referencing the 60’s – I am talking about your children. The necessary but awkward conversation all parents want to have with their children – Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Driving, Responsible Decisions and Bullying.
The struggle is how and when to have the ‘talk.’ Many parents dread the day they have to have any of the above talks with their children. Worse case is when a parent assumes their child is smart and knows not to do things that are illegal or wrong and never have the talk.
There are many organizations that help parents have the ‘talk’ offering suggestions, tips, examples and ways to approach a topic. …Read more
Sometimes when parents end their marriage, it is difficult for them to agree upon who should have custody of the children. The court uses a “Best interests” and welfare of the child standard to decide which custody arrangement will be best for the children. The court also takes into account various other factors, which include the desires of all parties involved; the age and health of the parties; the history of domestic violence, if any; and the relationships with siblings and other extended family members. …Read more