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Friday, September 30

Why Disciplined Homes Help Kids

 Children thrive in loving homes. It's science.

The Brooklands Experiment

A 1960s UK study that moved children with severe intellectual disabilities from institutions to homelike familial living situations. Those moved to Brooklands improved in many areas; those who stayed behind languished.

Nothing's better than a loving home


Thursday, September 29

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 Looking for therapy that works for you? It's Therapy Thursday, where we introduce an interesting approach to psychotherapy, and invite your thoughts, experiences, and concerns. What approach to therapy has worked for you, a friend, or a family member? Tell us on our Facebook page.

Acceptance and Committment Therapy

ACT proposes that using ineffective tools to restrain your emotions and thoughts causes problems. ACT helps you accept your failings, and commit to your values and goals, to live a better life.

Find the therapeutic approach that fits your personality

Wednesday, September 28

On Secondary Gain

 If you battle mental illness, know the risk and push back. Don't allow secondary gain to prolong your pain. How do you stay centered and emotionally resilient when tough moments pull you down? Visit our Facebook page to share.

Advantage by Illness (aka Secondary Gain)

A benefit from mental illness. The APA lists 'extra attention, sympathy, avoidance of work, and domination of others,' all of which can prolong illness and create therapeutic resistance. (It's 'secondary' because it comes from others, not simply from relief of internal conflict.)

What makes us tick

Tuesday, September 27

Aging's not the end

 Over 40? The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 may impact you. If you've been, or known, somebody wrongly fired or laid off from a job, jump to our Facebook page to comment!

Know your rights

When a layoff hurts older workers, it's the employer, not the employee, who has to prove the action wasn't based on age discrimination. If you're a US employee older than 40, working for an interstate employer, the ADEA protects you.

Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Lab, 554 U.S. 84 (2008)

Monday, September 26

Sturm und Drang

 School's in session and teens are overwhelmed. How does your family soften the Sturm und Drang of adolescence? Jump to our Facebook page to comment!

Sturm und Drang
“Storm and stress”, a German term that describes the emotional turmoil of adolescence. One writer aptly called adolescence a "turbulent transition from savagery to civilization."
Parenting teenagers is hard work. Now you know why.

Sunday, September 25

Commune: It's Your Superpower

Have any tips for helping kids (or adults) manage anxiety? 
Jump to our Facebook page and comment!Commune. It's your superpower.Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.Philippians 4:6-7