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Gratitude Cards

Gratitude Cards

Let someone know you are thinking of them with these printable cards centered around expressing gratitude. These will print with 2 cards on a sheet of paper that you can cut apart and fold.
 
Gratitude Gift Ideas

Gratitude Gift Ideas

A list of ideas for finding an item or a gesture to express gratitude to a loved one.
 
Picture of a father sitting down with his child to write goals down.

Goal Setting as a Family

Have you ever set a goal for yourself or a new intention, and quickly found that it was unsustainable? This happens all too often when we set goals that are just too broad, and this practice is not one we want to instill in our children. Yes, being the best parent you can be is a great end goal, but you need smaller, actionable steps to get you there – and those steps are what should become your goals. 

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Coping With Holiday Stress

For many in today’s fast-paced world, the holidays are not story-book perfect. Long distances, poor health, and finances keep some families and loved ones apart. For others, the holidays are filled with financial pressures and multiple stressors. While many negative emotions can be felt leading up to and during the holiday season, there is equal opportunity and promise for positive emotions, too. Here are a few positive thoughts to help make the holidays better.
 
A woman sitting by herself on the holidays.

Should I Visit My Family for the Holidays Even if I Don't Want To?

I have a pit in my stomach over the holidays coming up. My mom's entire side of the family gets together and it's that typical dysfunctional family gathering with too much drinking and snarky comments. I hate it. I've been able to avoid going the last two years (due to COVID) but this year my mom is laying the guilt on thick for me to come. I don't want to go but I don't want to disappoint her. What should I do?
 
Gratitude Cards

Gratitude Cards

Let someone know you are thinking of them with these printable cards centered around expressing gratitude. These will print with 2 cards on a sheet of paper that you can cut apart and fold.
 
Gratitude Gift Ideas

Gratitude Gift Ideas

A list of ideas for finding an item or a gesture to express gratitude to a loved one.
 
A terrified mother crying.

My Son's Behavior Scares Me... How Do I Safely Confront Him?

I'm concerned for my family's safety because my 30-year-old son screams, hollers, makes noises and scares all of us, while refusing to talk to anybody. I don't know what to do about it and I am afraid to confront him because I am scared about what he might do. I'm thinking of sleeping with a baseball bat for protection. What should I do?
 
Parents fighting in front of child

Domestic Violence: Impact on Families, Children, and Communities

The month of October recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness. The one thing that is always true is domestic violence spans across family systems and impacts not only the survivor and their families but for communities, too. No matter the definition, domestic violence is much more than two words.
 
Dad ignoring his child while working.

How Do I Encourage My Husband To Spend Less Time Working?

My husband lost his job at the start of the pandemic. Which was scary but he has since found a new one. My problem is he now works all the time putting in long hours – more than I think he needs to. I don’t mind caring for the kids and managing the house but I barely see him and he’s missing our kids' activities. I think he’s afraid to lose his job again. How can I get him to stop working so much?
 
A man sitting and reflecting.

How Do I Ask My Family About My Uncle's Passing?

When I was young, my uncle died. I was too young to understand but I’m pretty sure he died by suicide. Which I’d like to know more about but I don’t know how to ask because my family doesn’t talk about it at all. How can I broach the subject? And do these tendencies run in families?
 
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A Responder's Perspective on Suicide Prevention

As a family responder, working with youth who struggle with suicidality (deliberately hurting oneself with an intent to die) is a routine part of my job. Parents are often not provided with the same skill set as mental health professionals, yet they are the “first responders” when it comes to their child’s mental health. In my years working with suicidal youth and their families, I’ve noticed trends in the information I share with parents.