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A must watch for parents wondering what to do with dinner.

I’d recommend watching this video.  It reveals the unexpected heart of children.  (The link will open in a new tab, you can return here afterward if you like).  

ATTN: Video about adulthood strikes a truth

For those of you who feel today’s young adults may not be as well prepared for adulthood as they need be, you’ll likely enjoy the video link below.  (The link will open in a new tab, you can return here … Continue reading

Family Connections uploads of slide presentations

Here are PDFs of the slides presented to Family Connections Parenting Tips for Family Connections Parenting Tips PPT Slides from Open Q&A with Hollis and Dave Wenzel  presented May 15th, 2016 Power struggles with teens Presented April 24th, PPT slides 2016 by … Continue reading

Business of Counseling Links for WS Class

  Transportation Volume by Highway.  This is excellent for determining traffic flow on roads where you might market by signage Link to article explaining why your copy should be written at 6th grade level.

FBC Eugene Marriage and Family Summit: handouts, helps and links

The following resources are provided to assist you in your pursuit of an improved and intimate marriage relationship. Family Plan Template Spreadsheet Couple’s  conversation cheat sheet Parents safe conversation sheet Planning Retreat Template To fall in love do this (great for … Continue reading

DSM 5 Resources and helpful links

Highlights of Changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM 5 Notes Handout for DSM 5 Update, Word Doc Allen Frances objections on timeline (2009) Financial ties between the DSM-IV and the pharmaceutical industry Concerns about Medicalization Shedding Light on the … Continue reading

What makes a successful child?

Some variation of this question is a key issue for almost every parent.  We guide our children, help them, discipline them, encourage them, redirect them and worry over them all with the hope of helping them have a good life. … Continue reading

Addicted to Distraction

I highly recommend this article in the New York Times by Tony Schwartz.  Although the details of your tech use might differ, there are several effective ideas for managing your digital interaction.

Arm yourself, not only on Thanksgiving, but everyday

It may surprise you to learn that I support open carry.  Read more here in the Sandy Post.

What do I do! Sibling Rivalry . . .

One of the most common concerns (and stress points) of any parent is when their kids fight between themselves.  Often this issue can be handled with some straightforward parenting tools.  Below are links to a powerpoint presentation that provides clear … Continue reading

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Next Speaking Engagement

Don't miss our next speaking engagement on October 22nd.
Dr. Dave Wenzel will assist at the Enhancing Christian Soul Care Symposium at New Hope Church