The Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Entitlement?

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for some disturbing trends showing up in America these days…Think about what these statistics and stories all have in common… Spending More than We Earn Americans spend 1.5 trillion dollars on their credit cards each year. Sadly, over 40% are spending more money than they are earning. Studies show that […]

6 Lessons to Teach Kids About Money

“Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.”                                    -Will Rogers Sally and Smitty brought their two kids, Hilary, age 13, and Justin, age 10. The parents were constantly […]

Sleeping Your Way to Greater Health and Happiness

  “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” ~Irish Proverb Honestly answer the following questions: Do you have to set your alarm in order to wake up in the morning? Do you wake up your kids–before they would get up on their own–to be ready for school […]

Surviving the Power Surge Between Teens and Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Harrison called to request family therapy after their 13-year old son called Child Protective Services. When a social worker arrived at their home on a quiet suburban street, Mrs. H was horrified and embarrassed. What Billy called abuse was his parents’ seizing of his Xbox after they caught him playing at 1 […]

5 Tips to Avoid Parent-Child Power Struggles

“Everything is a battle and we can’t stand it any more.”  These are the first words spoken by Sylvia, mother of two, and her husband quickly agreed. “We can’t get the kids to school on time, get them to turn off their electronic devices, do their homework, or go to bed without resistance and stalling. […]

Are You Fighting About Money? Stop Before the Kids Hear You!

“Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” -Ogden Nash Most people have heard by now that high levels of conflict between a couple can be destructive not only for their relationship but can cause lasting harm to children caught in the crossfire. As […]