Posts Tagged: Counseling Services

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 4, 2015
Habit #4 – Speak Respectfully

Wise families talk to each other in ways that show respect and are clear and direct.   Back talk – smart mouth – sassing […]

January 7, 2015
Habit #3 – Being Together

Healthy families take the time to do things together.   Back in the day, parents were told that time with kids was ALWAYS quality […]

December 17, 2014
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

December 10, 2014
12 Habits of a WISE Family – Habit #1

Wise families thrive on commitment.   I know…sometimes you wish your family members were committed – somewhere safe and padded.    But seriously, commitment is […]

November 30, 2014
Parent-Teacher Conference Support

It is that time of year where we start getting invites to those big “Parent-Teacher Conferences”.  Knowing that you have to go to […]

June 13, 2014
What is the Fun in Winning?

When my sons played baseball, the parents had to sign an agreement every Spring that stated that we would do the following – […]

May 21, 2014
Ignore Your Kids

Yes, you read that right.  I have spent 18 years ignoring my kids. I ignored my kid when he was picking his nose […]

May 15, 2014
Who is Amy Fortney Parks?

Amy Fortney Parks brings with her over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist. […]

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