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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 HikiKomori, Wikipedia.  Literally … 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

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

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Next Speaking Engagement

Don't miss our next speaking engagement on December 4th.
Dr. David Wenzel will be speaking at the Good Shepherd Family Connections Class. Topic will be Digital Device Relationship Management
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