Attachment

What You Need to Know About Attachment

We develop an attachment style early in our lives within our homes. Our parents and caregivers foster within us either a secure or an insecure attachment style. Sometimes, parents and caregivers are unknowingly passing on characteristics of the style of attachment they were taught. Our attachment style can have a considerable impact on the types […]

Partners

How Can I Support My Relationship With My Parenting Partner?

“Take care of yourselves first, your adult relationships second, your children third because, in that way, you do your best work with your children.” -Aaron Huey, co-founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center When we have a child with problematic issues, like addiction, promiscuity, running away, or other concerns, we might unintentionally put our parenting […]

Dad

Parents Who Share: Resourcing for the Best Solutions

Do you expect yourself to have all the answers when your kid is struggling? Do you feel pressured to know exactly what to do “in the moment” when a crisis occurs? Do you fear losing your parental authority by admitting, “I’m not sure what to do right now?” Many parents struggle with these thoughts when […]

Teen

How Can I Set Effective and Healthy Boundaries With My Child?

Setting effective and healthy boundaries with your child can help improve your relationship. Every relationship has boundaries, which will have consequences when these boundaries are crossed. Boundaries also keep relationships appropriate, and finding a balance is key to maintaining a healthy relationship with our kids. Boundaries can teach our kids how to get their needs […]

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Is My Kid’s Video Game A Hobby Or an Addiction?

There can be a fine line between a video game hobby and an addiction. Does our kid just have a high interest in games, or are video games masking underlying pain? Are video games fun, or are they your child’s means of escape from other issues? Compounding video game addiction is the widespread use and […]