Category Archives: Parenting

Knowing when to wave the red flag: Dating aggression in adolescent relationships by Alyssa McElwain

           Young people are more vulnerable to dating aggression in their first few relationships, with nearly a quarter of youth reporting dating aggression. Experiencing dating aggression is linked to many negative outcomes for youth including depression, physical health complaints, and … Continue reading

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Is there a problem, officer? Letting go of the police-parent inside you by Alex Chan

  What is a police-parent? Honestly, it’s a term that yours truly made up. I hope that by the end of this short blog post, you will understand its significance in your life as a parent or parent-to-be. We are … Continue reading

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The Adult Sifter by Tammy Anderson

I remember as a child when my grandmother was gathering ingredients to bake a cake, I always asked to sift the flour.  I liked turning the crank and watching the flour sift through the screen at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Helping teens become “Relationship Smart” by Alyssa McElwain

Does the very thought of your teenager dating make your blood pressure rise? Rest assured, you’re not alone in wishing they would wait to date. We often think romantic relationships begin in adulthood—that teen relationships are just “puppy love”—but research … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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