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Kindergarten Readiness

By Ashley Underwood – July 1, 2020 – As the mother of a child who will start kindergarten this fall, I can say the question “Is he ready?” has come to mind often over the past few months. The academic, social, and emotional demands are much more intensive in kindergarten than what has likely been […]

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The 7 Habits and Coronavirus – Be Proactive

By Diane Braun – June 10, 2020 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 30 million copies in over 40 languages, is one of the most significant business books of all time. Dr. Stephen Covey’s lifelong mission was to “unleash the human potential.”  The 7 Habits are the accumulated wisdom he […]

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Family Dinners Beneficial for Youth Development

By Salita Brown – June 2, 2020 – Has your family enjoyed more time together, including family meals, during the pandemic? Before the worldwide health crisis, many families had seen the demands of everyday life cause a decline in traditional sit-down family dinners. Many families run from activity to activity, and it seems as though […]

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Together We Can Make a Difference

By Holly Branam, LCSW – May 26, 2020 – We are living in a unique time in history. Schools have been closed, events are cancelled and businesses are just now beginning to reopen their doors. We have experienced the loss of so many familiar things. Routines have changed and aspects of our lives are delayed […]

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Wisdom Instead of Wine Jokes

By Valorie Dassel, LCSW, LCAC – May 19, 2020 – All of our lives have changed with the pandemic, guidelines for social distancing and stay-at-home orders. We have been challenged to find new routines and a new normal during these unprecedented times. While many of us have met the challenge with positive adjustments, some have […]

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If You See Something, Say Something

By Jordan Beach, LSW – May 12, 2020 – It’s not pleasant to think about, but unfortunately many children are abused or neglected every day, sometimes by their parents or guardians. In most states teachers are mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect. In some states, including Indiana, every single person is considered a mandated […]

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Talk. They Hear You.

By Grace Wilson – May 12, 2020 – Have you talked with your kids about the dangers of underage drinking? It can certainly be a difficult topic to navigate. You may ask yourself all sorts of questions: When is the right time to have the conversation? How will it go? Will they think I’m accusing […]

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Keeping Kids Busy While Working from Home

By Jordan Beach, LSW – May 5, 2020 – As I am writing this I am following our state’s stay-at-home orders by practicing social distancing and working from home. For a lot of us this means working with children and spouses also in the home. It’s not necessarily the most ideal work environment, but we […]