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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 2

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Enabling versus Challenging If your child is afraid of something, and you studiously protect that child from confronting the feared thing, [...]

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Heart in Hands

Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 1

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. Vigilance versus faith You may find yourself monitoring your loved one’s behavior, looking for indications that things might be getting worse. [...]

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New autism speaks toolkit for individuals seeking post-secondary education

Many teenagers with autism are interested in attending college, and many have the capability to not only attend but to excel at college. Going to college also offers many unique opportunities beyond academic programs, including social-skills building opportunities and a chance to practice independent living skills in an environment that still offers many supports. Upon [...]

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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Written by: Lindsay Swope, Domestic Violence Counselor with Agnesian HealthCare Many times when we think of abusive relationships we often think of relationships involving adults; however abuse among teens in intimate relationships is occurring as we speak. Below are statistics that only begin to shed light on this prevalent issue of teen dating violence. Nearly [...]

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Puppy Love Part IV: Breaking Up for Beginners

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Here is the conclusion to our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.  Breaking Up for Beginners Don’t hate the other person when they let you know their feelings have changed. (By the way, most teens are not very practiced at breaking up respectfully)! Don’t expect that [...]

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Puppy Love Part III: Can teenagers really fall in love?

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” Can teenagers really fall in love? Teenage love tends to be a little exaggerated. No wonder – movies and TV shows tell you that falling in love is the most important step in your life, even though there [...]

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Love

  Dr. Leo Buscaglia was a noted author, educator and lecturer on the topic of love. One of the classes he taught at the University of Southern California was, “Love 1A.” The following love quiz was adapted from his book, Born for Love. “Asking yourself questions and answering them honestly is a good path to [...]

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Puppy Love Part II: What is a reasonable dating relationship for people ages 15 to 18?

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” What is a reasonable dating relationship for people ages 15 to 18? Date on the weekends (but not every day). Depending on your parents’ rules, you might do homework together during the week or attend each other’s sports [...]

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Puppy Love Series Part 1 – Dating in the teenage years

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating.  Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” When should teenagers start dating? Even though girls and guys begin to pair up as early as the sixth grade, that doesn’t mean you’re ready to date. At age 12 and 13, you should probably feel completely overwhelmed [...]

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Money Management

Money Management Tips From the National Endowment for Financial Education • Write down everything you spend this month to get a sense of where your money goes. • Calculate how much money you think you will need for retirement. • Pick a date by which to pay off all your credit card debt. • Next [...]

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