Category Archives: parenting kids

Kids Are CAPE-able

At this time of giving thanks, we want to share with you what we’ve learned about a new program that helps children who are hospitalized. Some kids are in the hospital to receive chemotherapy, others for surgery or treatment of a serious illness or injury. These children often face long and difficult therapies in their healing process. To give them the courage to continue and in the spirit of superheroes – who often wear capes – the plan is to offer these children the power to become their own superheroes … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregiver

I recently participated in a forum dedicated to Baby Boomers caring for growing children and aging parents. If you’re a member of the Sandwich Generation, you may be interested in listening to some PODCASTS. You’ll find interesting panel discussions about Boomerang Kids, longterm caregiving and being stuck in the middle, all packed full of compassion, ideas and resources. The statistics are staggering: over 40 million Americans provide care for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. At times these struggles call for total devotion. And according to AARP, the collective … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour with Susan Shaffer and Linda Gordon

We are so pleased to welcome to Her Mentor Center today authors Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon who will be chatting with us about How to Connect with Your iTeen; A Parenting Road Map. Their book provides a guide for parents of teens in the digital age – and if you’ve been around teenagers lately, you’ve likely noticed that they seem to be more connected to their electronic devices than to their families. As parenting experts Susan and Linda have consulted with families of teens about the complex … Continue reading

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Mass Murders: Helping Families Cope

This time it’s Roseburg, Oregon, where families are mourning loved ones who were killed while in class at Umpqua Community College. It was the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in two years and the bloodiest in Oregon’s modern history. It’s astonishing how many times we’ve blogged about this dreadful subject. READ HERE: With the 2011 killings at a political rally in Arizona, we wrote about stress, optimism and recovery. After the 2012 Sandy Hook School massacre in Connecticut, our focus was on finding hope by taking action. With the horrendous bombings … Continue reading

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