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How Kids Respond to Violence

I am just back from a three generation family vacation, five grandsons ages 6-11, and I had a front row seat watching the boys sing rap songs, climb mountains, tease each other. No little guys anymore. With the older ones almost as tall as I am, and knowing the vulnerability that comes with adolescence, I have concerns. How do we keep growing kids emotionally safe as they become interested in the world around them, especially when the news reports regularly cover mass murders, war casualties, and terror alerts? Studies show … Continue reading

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Your Thoughts About Divorce

Visitors to our website, www.HerMentorCenter.com, know that we offer a free monthly newsletter, Stepping Stones. It’s easy to subscribe – click on this post title to take you to the “Free Newsletter” section of our website where you can enter your email address. Earlier this week we sent out this month’s Stepping Stones newsletter. The August issue, #69, highlights some steps you can take to avoid a slide toward divorce. If you didn’t receive it, let us know and we’ll email one to you. We focused this issue of Stepping … Continue reading

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One in Three Teens will be in an Abusive Relationship

Rihanna is young, talented, and at the top of the musical charts. She’s also a potential example for our youth. But first she has to heal herself. Oprah Winfrey suggested that Rihanna give it some time and get counseling. What follows are ideas that she could take to heart for herself – and as a spokeswoman for all of the young women and men who look up to her. Take a step back and take care of yourself. You deserve time alone. And the chance to be safe – physically … Continue reading

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Moving Along with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Now that you have begun, here are some more tips to keep you moving toward your goal of achieving your New Year’s resolutions. Continue taking small steps. They will eventually get you where you want to go if you keep moving forward. Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to make strides that are too difficult. Continue to set short-term objectives as you progress toward your long-term goal. You may need to refine your strategies along the way as you discover what works best for you. Keep track of what you are … Continue reading

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