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March 15, 2023

“I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” Helping teens work through stress

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor “I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” When we talk about stress, we often refer to it as negative. […]
March 15, 2023

What if I can’t? 5 steps for teens to feel their most confident under pressure

By Mary Gonring, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Christian Family Solutions It is the night before an important test. Or the moment before stepping on stage […]
March 1, 2023

How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy?

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy? Great question, because how you navigate romantic relationships early in […]
February 28, 2023

Ten strategies to reduce arguing with your child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Earlier in this series, we looked at reasons children might argue with their parents frequently—particularly children who have […]
February 28, 2023

Parenting an argumentative child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Imagine this scenario: Your son has a project to do for an upcoming science fair. Yesterday he asked […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: For When Parents Feel Isolated

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist “I can do this!” That’s what I told myself when I was expecting my first child. My husband […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: A unique source of support for parents

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Children are an extraordinary blessing. Children who have extraordinary needs bring extra blessings along with extra challenges in […]
January 4, 2022

Does video counseling actually work?

By Drew Dyrssen It’s 2022 and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. Many continue to face restrictions, transitions, and health conditions, which have […]
December 18, 2021

All is calm, all is bright: Managing your mental health at Christmastime

By Jessica Smith, LMFT, BC-TMH Christmas lights are shining in the streets, holiday music is on the radio, and there are joyous celebration ads on television.  […]
June 1, 2021

Speak in Love: Communication for a Healthy Marriage

Effective communication is essential to having a healthy relationship. Being able to express your feelings and identify your needs with clarity is important for a happy […]
April 14, 2020

5 Principles of Psychological First Aid

By Sheryl Cowling What comes to mind when you think of First Aid? A bandage, splint, or CPR? These are all good examples of strategies that […]
April 9, 2020

5 Reminders in Dealing with Disappointment and Loss

By Julie Robles “It’s not fair!” This statement always makes me think of a certain Calvin & Hobbes cartoon. Calvin asks his parents why he can’t […]
March 31, 2020

5 Ways to Combat Loneliness and Addiction

By Madeline Kelly This time of national crisis can be confusing, scary, and quite lonely. We are being advised to practice social distancing, avoid being in […]
February 27, 2019

The Fortnite Struggle

By Dr. Joshua Mears One of the most common concerns that I hear in the counseling office when meeting with teens and their parents is the […]
February 5, 2019

How to REALLY Listen to Your Children

By Laura Reinke Parenting is tough. And no matter how many books you read, or parenting workshops you attend, you’re going to make mistakes. We are […]
December 23, 2018

Managing Christmas Expectations

By Kent Robinson It’s Christmas time! It’s a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! It’s a […]
December 12, 2018

Family Peace at the Holidays

By Sheryl Cowling I bet you’ve seen it before. It is the iconic painting by Norman Rockwell known as I’ll Be Home for Christmas (also known […]
December 10, 2018

What’s Your Digital Resolution?

By Laura Reinke With New Year’s around the corner, most of the country is resolving to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, quit drinking, or finally […]