Parenting, Children and the Classroom

A Father’s Love

Posted by on 09/12/2014 at 4:00 pm

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”    ~ Antoine François Prévost The word “father” may conjure varying images and degrees of reference. A father is not a perfect vessel sailing alone on the seas, but is rather a small dinghy dependent upon larger vessels to cross the larger bodies of water. Fatherhood […]

Protective Factors Around Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by on 07/08/2014 at 4:01 pm

“The very first part in healing is shattering the silence.”~ Erin Merryn While the awareness around Child Sexual Abuse, CSA has increased over the past decade; the prevalence of CSA continues to be a problem throughout our society.  CSA has no economic, political, religious, cultural, or racial preference.  CSA has, and does, occur in all […]

The Beauty of Children

Posted by on 06/17/2014 at 12:00 pm

“The soul is healed by being with children.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky I was completely unaware of the absolute beauty of life until I became a father.  Fatherhood has opened my eyes beyond my own imagination.  As a father, I have learned more about myself, life, and the meaning of life; simply by viewing the physical […]

Father Attachment Predicts Adolescent Girls’ Social and Emotional Development

Posted by on 04/01/2014 at 3:48 pm

The principle focus of research on parental attachment and involvement has been about mothers and their young children, with the role of fathers relatively neglected. In addition, the study of father–child relational processes during the adolescent period has been meager, compared to mother–child influences during adolescence. The few studies on father–adolescent relationships rarely focus on […]

Fatherhood – Being the Best Father You Can Be

Posted by on 02/07/2014 at 4:13 pm

“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather enriches it.” ~ Andrea Bocelli Today’s culture is making it easier and easier to be a “father.”  While children continue to be neglected, research is showing that there is an incline in the number of fathers who are actively […]

The Effects of Eating Disorders

Posted by on 12/06/2013 at 12:02 pm

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ A. A. Milne Eating is a natural and an essential part of life.  The function of food is to nourish the body, but was created to be enjoyed by human beings, as well.  For many, few thoughts are more exaggerated or […]

The Effects of Belittling

Posted by on 09/27/2013 at 4:03 pm

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”            ~ James Allen We most commonly associate abuse […]

Personal Empowerment

Posted by on 08/30/2013 at 2:52 pm

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”                                                                                    ~ James Allen We associate empowerment with the […]

Sexualization of Children

Posted by on 12/14/2012 at 1:59 pm

Our society has become a cesspool of sexualization and the minimization of sexualization. The aim of sexualization is typically the commercialization of product or trade.  Sexualization goes beyond the borders of Hollywood and Bollywood.  Sexualization ensues the very fabric of our human collective consciousness.  It has become acceptable to see a young girl or boy […]

Why do we give more thought to what brand of jeans to buy than a career plan?

Posted by on 12/05/2012 at 2:58 pm

“Too many of the young and jobless have given more thought to what brand of jeans to buy than their career plan,” writes Neil Sandell in an article entitled Career education lacking in Canada  in the Atkinson Series on youth unemployment published in the Toronto Star. It’s not just youth who suffer from lack of […]