Resources

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Avoiding Body Language Pitfalls

Successful communication happens when both parties involved have a complete understanding of what the other person is trying to say

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Teens Using Drugs: What to Know and What to Do

The word “drugs” strikes fear in the heart of every parent. It’s not a new problem, but when it’s your own kid at risk, it’s as urgent as any challenge parents face. How can we tell when our kids are using? And what is the best and proper response? It’s not as hard as you may think it is.

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Improving Family Communication

Families are under constant stress due to many factors. In two thirds of families, both parents work outside the home. Thirty percent of American households are single-parented. More than ever, family members need communication skills to meet the multiple challenges of family life and to learn to how to share their emotional lives. Stress, disagreement and tension are not unusual in families, but they can become destructive due to unhealthy communication patterns.

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When You Experience a Traumatic Event

Just like a physical injury that should receive treatment, studies show that traumatic stress should be managed to prevent harmful effects on health and well-being. If stress symptoms emerge or linger after a traumatic event, and you deny their existence or minimize their importance, you increase the risk of an acute stress reaction and a stress induced illness.

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Family Mealtimes

What is dinnertime like in your home? Is it convenient for family members to heat up their own meal in the microwave and then retreat to their own corners of the house? For many families, eating dinner together has become a lost art.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep to function at their best. Anything less increases the risk of work inefficiency, irritable mood, accidents, and ill health. Although genetics and aging affect our basic sleep rhythms, scientists have observed that certain developmental phases require different amounts of sleep.

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