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April 10, 2018
Dealing With a Child's Hurting Heart

Kids can often be cruel to each other. Adults can be cruel to kids. And the events of daily life can seem cruel and overwhelming to a child. Most kids aren’t going to bring up to their parents that they are struggling with discouragement or disappointment. More likely, you will notice things that indicate sadness, […]

May 7, 2018
Let There Be Light—Except at Night!

Some parents believe that they prepare their toddlers for “the real world” by making sure that they’re not overly quiet when their children are sleeping, reasoning that it might make kids dependent on silence for good sleep.  Similarly, some don’t worry about whether there is light in their kid’s bedroom. However, a recent study shows […]

April 26, 2019
The Impact of Post-Partum Depression

What do these famous women have in common? Alanis Morisette, Lena Headley, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chrissie Tiegen, Adele, Marie Osmond, Hayden Panettiere, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Sheilds, Carnie Wilson, Princess Diana, Courteney Cox, Lisa Rinna, Bryce Dallas, Kendra Wilson? All experienced post-partum depression. According to the American Psychological Association, one in seven women have more than […]

May 13, 2019
Lavender and Tea Tree Oil—Keep Them Away from Your Boys!

Tea tree and lavender oils can be endocrine disrupters that can lead to abnormal breast growth in boys.

May 6, 2019
What if a Teen You Know is Considering Suicide?

One myth that persists is that if someone is considering taking his or her life and talks about it, that engaging that person in conversation will increase the probability of suicide. That’s simply not true, says Dr. Gregory Plemmons, author of a new study on teens and suicide. In fact, a parent can help prevent […]

May 29, 2019
What to Read This Summer?

What could you and your teen read this summer that will promote some meaningful conversations – and not bore either of you to tears?

April 26, 2018
Recess Improves Children's Attention

It’s not just your imagination – more parents and teachers are dealing with problems with their children’s attention spans. Some blame it on electronics. Some say it’s because of immunizations, or improper diet, or other factors. Others are told it’s a chemical problem and turn to meds. When many students don’t seem able to focus […]

April 15, 2019
Open or Closed Doors at Night?
Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.

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