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The Parenting Experience by Bruce Douglas, Ph.D.

Bruce Douglas, Ph.D. – is over our Father and Children Together Program (FACT)  The role of a parent is probably the single most important role in life. It’s one of the most creative and affirming experiences that life has to offer. If you want a concrete example of unconditional love, the parent-child relationship tops the list. While we are engaged in rearing our children, parenting affords us the opportunity to improve ourselves, and broaden our own personal frame of reference as we model for our children the distinctive qualities we would like to see in them. Children don’t care...

Strong Couples for Strong Kids

By Cameron Thompson The Parenting Center Staff Whether you are blissfully in love, committed to your long-term partner, or single and ready to mingle, we are all thinking about relationships. If you have children, consider starting a new tradition on Valentine’s Day and celebrate and share this holiday with your children as well. As a parent, here are some tips of including your children on this Valentine’s Day: Moms, consider taking your son on a “date” to teach them how to properly treat a lady. Remember the word chivalry? It doesn’t have to be a foreign concept for our youth boys....

Autism Spectrum Disorder. What does that mean?

Autism Spectrum Disorder Debra Atkisson, M.D., DFAPA The Parenting Center’s Guest Writer Autism spectrum disorder refers to children who have been diagnosed as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or Asperger’s Syndrome.  In the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual published by the American Psychiatric Association, these diagnoses have been combined under one diagnosis, Autism spectrum disorder.   What are the symptoms of this disorder?   Developmental delays or atypical functioning before age three in communication, social interaction, and restricted, repetitive...