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Children & Anxiety

Without treatment an anxious child or an anxious teenager is likely to become depressed adult. Approximately 5% to 10% of children in the general population struggle with anxiety disorders. Among children with ADHD, the rate appears to be even greater. A first step in helping a child manage and overcome anxiety is recognizing it, and sometimes this can be difficult. Anxious kids …

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Infidelity & Couples – Part 4

Children in the Event of a Divorce Children are deeply affected by their parents’ divorce. They tend to handle the divorce better, however, when both parents cooperate and act in their children’s best interest. Both parents should be present when the children are told, and the mood should be calm, rational, and supportive. Hostility between the parents should be avoided. …

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Building a Strong Family

Some people believe that their families are too troubled to change. They feel that their families bring out the worst in each other and that they are plagued with insurmountable problems. They feel hopeless about changing their family life. However, many strong families have emerged from this place of despair, often in the face of a family crisis, to achieve …

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Strong Family & Stress/Crisis

A crisis is a time of decision, the outcome of which may be positive or negative. Some families fall apart when faced with a crisis like illness, death, or financial setbacks. All families experience the challenge of a crisis at certain times. Strong families, however, have the ability to pull together and draw on each other’s strengths when they are …

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Strong Family & Spiritual Wellness

One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief in a greater power that guides ethical behavior, concern for others, and unity with living things. These shared beliefs help to create a bond between family members, as well as providing a framework for love, purpose, security, hope, and peace. The guidelines …

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Strong Family & Quality Time

Strong families spend a great deal of time together And the time spent is not always in planned events. Just spending time, doing nothing in particular, eases our feelings of isolation and loneliness, builds relationships, contributes to a feeling of security, and helps to create a sense of family identity. Individual family members should find time when two people can …

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Strong Family & Positive Communication

One research study has shown that the average couple spends seventeen minutes per week in conversation. In contrast, strong families spend a great deal of time talking with one another – ranging from trivial matters to important issues. Communication helps us to feel connected, and because members of strong families feel free to exchange information and ideas, they become good …

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Strong Family & Showing Appreciation

By showing appreciation, we are essentially saying that the other person is worthy and has dignity. We declare that we can see the positive qualities of the other person. This message is crucial to emotional wellness because it is a core building block of self-esteem. Thus, strong families help build healthy personalities. Parents and siblings have a strong influence in …

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Strong Family & Commitment

Here are some qualities shared by strong families A commitment is a pledge or a promise. Applied to family life, it is a sense of responsibility or duty to the family that overrides temporary conflicts or times of crisis. Members of strong families take their familial commitment seriously. It is conscious, unwavering, and unconditional. Strong families are not immune to …

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Strong Family & Belonging

Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Home One key to an emotionally healthy life is having the backing of a strong, supportive family. A strong family may be as small as two people or as large as a kinship network of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The size of the family, indeed the composition of the family, does not …

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