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How to Reconnect with Your Kids This Summer by Bliss Coulter

Summer Break: How to reconnect with your kids without breaking the bank!! By Bliss Coulter, Program Director for H.E.A.L: Home Visiting Education and Leadership Program     Summer is a great opportunity for parents to create lasting memories with their children by sharing experiences that are fun for the whole family. But often times, these “experiences” are costly.  Here are some great ideas that won’t break the bank: Concert under the stars – Once a month, Fort Worth’s Historic Southside district holds an event that features live music from local artists and food and drinks...

Celebrating Father’s Day by Bruce Douglas, Ph.D.

Father’s Day is vastly approaching us, if it hasn’t already come and gone by the time you read this piece. This time of the year is an opportunity to honor every father who shows up for his children each day, and who is committed to being the best father he can be. This is a perfect time for children to express their love and respect for their fathers. That’s a beautiful thing. Fathers make a huge difference in a child’s life. Several stories exist about the origin of Father’s Day. The idea surfaced because there was a Mother’s Day each year but no recognition of fathers. A woman...

How to Correct Misbehavior

How to Correct Misbehavior Suzanne Stevenson, Parenting and Family Life Education Program Manager and Educator   Spanking is often viewed as a time honored method for punishing misbehavior.  It is done in the belief that it will stop unwanted behavior because we, as adults, remember a spanking that taught us a lesson after which we never repeated our misdeed. However, there is plenty of research that counters the belief in the effectiveness of spanking for stopping misbehavior in children.  In a recent study conducted by George Holden at Southern Methodist University (http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/kids-misbehave-within-10-minutes-of-spanking-smu-study/human-behavior-punishment/),...