Monthly Archives: June 2011

What to do when your child doesn’t “care” about the consequences you give out.

  One very common complaint that I hear from parents is that their child or teen “doesn’t care” about the consequences they’ve been given.  The parent thereby feels helpless and without much influence on their child.  It’s when we feel … Continue reading

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Father’s Day advice from a Family Counselor

  I’d like to take a moment to make a post about Father’s Day. In an earlier post, I mentioned my belief that “Family Rituals” are a healthy family trait.  Rituals give context and meaning to events and interactions.   … Continue reading

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Summer Plans for your Children and Family

I’m getting a lot of parents asking about summer plans. I’d like to challenge all parents to work on their family culture this summer.  What kind of family do you want to be.  A playful family?  A family that does … Continue reading

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Helpful Advice for Families. What rules help guide a family’s culture?

I ask the parents the I work with to consider themselves to be the “Executives” of a very important company. The company, or “system” is their family. The are the “Executive Subsystem” of their family and create the family’s.culture, just … Continue reading

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Let’s work on increasing our Healthy Family Traits by having Family Rituals

Many of us just finished a busy holiday weekend.  In doing so, I’d like to ask what family rituals took place that you can repeat next year? I ask because I’ve noticed that many of the families I’ve met who … Continue reading

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