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October 21, 2015
Homework Tips for Parents

  By Guest Blogger – Emily Pavot Although your teen is in high school, it is OK to help them. However, there is […]

August 19, 2015
The parenting road always has potholes…

    I’m not really sure how to start this…but he isn’t going back. This is the weekend…the weekend that everyone’s college-aged kids […]

August 1, 2015
Making A Summer Road Trip More Enjoyable

It’s summer vacation time, which for lots of us means piling in the family car and heading off, hopefully, for fun and adventure.  […]

July 8, 2015
Raising a “Street Smart” Kid

This post originally appeared on A Fine Parent. by Chonce Maddox. (This article is part of the Emotional Intelligence series.) Are your children equipped […]

July 1, 2015
Let’s Put a Bow on the 12 Habits of a WISE Family

It’s time to finally wrap up and put a bow around the 12 habits of Wise families!  Although it was only 12 habits, […]

June 3, 2015
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.   No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

May 28, 2015
Habit #11 – Become Part of the Larger Community

The healthy family encourages everyone in it to become part of their larger community.   No family lives all by itself.   Every one is […]

April 15, 2015
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.   Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

April 8, 2015
Habit #9 – Laughter, Happiness, and Humor

The WISE family has lots of room for laughter, happiness, and humor. There are not many opportunities for all six members of our […]

March 26, 2015
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

February 28, 2015
Habit #7 – Positive Traditions

Wise families develop and nurture positive traditions.   Family celebrations of big days like birthdays, “gotcha days”, anniversaries, and graduations need to be a […]

February 18, 2015
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.   Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]