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Parental authority is hard to enforce. “No” does not seem to mean much in contemporary American culture.

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Children can’t learn from their mistakes if parents protect them from uncomfortable consequences of their choices. My expertise in setting up appropriate consequences helps restore balance in the family.

Adult children are as challenging in their way. We are experiencing a dramatic rise in unemployed adults, or divorced a children with their own families, moving back in with parents.

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Mental Health Wellness Week

Unlike most of the Awareness Months, Weeks, or Days I cover, Mental Health Awareness Week is a grassroots public education campaign–it wasn’t designated by the Senate, it isn’t supported by an organization that’s been around since the time of King David, raising money since he, in his young shepherd incarnation, picked the jewels off of […]

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Don’t Shoot–I’m Mentally Ill!

National Mental Health Awareness Week is here again. Unfortunately, what’s new since last year is not an improvement, unless you consider an upsurge in recent news reporting on police violence against the mentally ill to be a step in the right direction. The Washington Post reported that 124 people shot to death in the U.S. by police in […]

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