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Posts in Category: Parenting

Grief from Suicide: How Your Family Can Move Forward

  Written by: Shannon Brady-McElroy, SYMBIS Specialist/Therapist, M.S., M.H.C.   When someone dies by suicide, family and friends are prone to feeling significant bewilderment about the death. They ask questions like, “Why did this happen?” “How did I not see this coming?” The following feelings are normal when dealing with grief from suicide: Overwhelming guilt about […]

Understanding Complex Emotions of Adopted Children

By Sarah Lohman, LISW-S (Crosswinds’ Ohio Clinical Social Worker) The emotions many children go through related to their adoption are as complicated and varied as children themselves. Adopted children generally lead lives that are no different from other children; however, they often face experiences that are unique to being adopted, which can impact their emotions […]

Give the Gift of Service this Christmas

How many of us this Christmas will go shopping for typical gifts such as toys, clothes, and jewelry? These novelties are fun and exciting, but also fleeting and temporary. It sometimes seems that the most celebrated thing at Christmas time is materialism, which is the exact opposite of what our Lord and scripture teaches us. […]

What is a Behavior Modification Program for Teenagers?

There are many ways to help troubled teens or teens who are struggling regain control over their behavior and their lives. Some are more effective than others. Anyone who has worked with teenagers knows that approaches such as punishing them or placing them in a boot camp-type environment do little to promote positive, long-term changes.  A behavior […]