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Family Connections April 30th: Individuation or Misbehavior

Family Connect Individuation v misbehavior PDF of slides used in presentation

Post and Outlook Column April 12th 2017

The Data Doesn’t Support It:  Children and Risks

Digital Device Relationship Management for Parents

Articles for Thought and Discussion Parents and Digital Device Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015. The Good and Bad of Escaping to Virtual Reality, The Alantic 2/18/15 Social Media and Self Control, EurekAlert!, 1/2013 Kaiser Foundation 2010 … Continue reading

Statistics and Sustainable Marriage

As you are probably experiencing and aware of, as individuals and families we face an unprecedented pace of life and menu of options each day.  Pressures, some from the outside, and some created within ourselves, to manage it all, often … Continue reading

Excellent Discussion on Apologizing

Apologizing and forgiveness are two key elements in healthy relationships.  Reconciliation when wrong has occurred builds lasting relationships – and it is often based on an effective and authentic apology.  The article linked here is a very helpful discussion on … Continue reading

An Open Letter to My Own Children RE: Election 2016

The angst that has been felt over the last days and weeks is palatable. I’ve felt some myself, but not necessarily due to election results. Rather, the despair I’ve seen and heard from those around me has been painful to … Continue reading

Tis the Season to Want

Truth be told, my field (counseling, relationships, psychology) isn’t quite as scientific as it sometimes presents itself to be. I often think of counseling and psychology as ‘applied philosophy.’ That being said, the field has improved it’s testing methods over … Continue reading

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

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Parenting Tips

Read Dr. Wenzels latest
Parenting Column linked in "Our Blog" and
featured in the Portland Tribune, the Sandy Post and the Gresham Outlook.

Next Speaking Engagement

Don't miss our next speaking engagement on May 20th.
Dr. David Wenzel will be speaking at the Good Shepherd Family Connections class. The topic will be parenting aimed at independence and launching
.