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Chase Your Blues Away

Leisure activities and unoccupied time and relaxation, free and away from business and work, are foreign to our busy, modern-day families. However, studies show that mutual leisure interests and activities are important to the cohesiveness of the modern family. These activities yield positive results in family communication and overall social interaction. These positive effects create harmony and happiness within our families.
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Family Traditions: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!

Traditions, whether big or small, are how we meet our needs as families. Without them, we can actually create anxiety, loneliness, confusion and resentment in our children, and in ourselves. This article will give you some ideas about how traditions can be defined, what the essential ingredients of strong traditions are, and how you can enhance the traditions you already celebrate in your family.
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More Parenting Articles...

A New Parenting Support System: Parent Coaching Defined
A New Parenting Support System: Parent Coaching FAQ
Aggression & Cooperation: Developing Strategies
An Ounce of Prevention: Proactivity in Parenting
Anger: Aggression, Assertion and your Adolescent
Asperger's Syndrome: Help and Information
At-Risk Student and At-Risk Youth
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Behavioral Contracting (Writing A Behavioral Contract)
Beneath the Mask: Understanding The Adopted Child
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
Child Behavior and Parental Self-Esteem
Children's Peer Relationships
Communicating with Teenagers, Teens and Adolescents
Dealing with Divorce: Four Ways to Improve Phone Calls with Your Child
Dealing With Tantrums
Defining Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Defusing Power Struggles with Children
Discovering Your Child‘s Learning Style
Discussing Death With Children
Divorce Recovery: Building Trust With Your Children In Small Steps
Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help
Effective Parenting with Color Metaphors
Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Pre-Teen and Teen (Part I):
Body Image and Weight
Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Pre-Teen and Teen (Part III):
Giving the Gift of a Healthy Relationship with Food
Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Your Pre-Teen and Teen: (Part II):
Dealing with "Fat Phobia" -- Weight Concerns and Human Development
Good Advice: Listen First
Helping Children and Youth With Bipolar Disorder: Systems of Care
Helping Your Child With ADHD
Jobs for Teens: A Stepping Stone to Responsibility
Life Learning Opportunities
Nurturing Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls
Parent Involvement in Education
Parenting and the Therapeutic Alliance
Parenting Style
Parenting Styles and Career Development
Parents as Positive Role Models
Positive Visitation - Parenting Time for Children
Role of Parents in Child Peer Group Success
Schools and Rising Substance Abuse Rates
Setting Limits With Teens
Sexuality and Adolescents: Laying the Groundwork
Talking to Your Children About War
Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress
Television: Reclaiming Your Children from the Box
The Challenges of Being A Teen
The Paradox of a Child Who Lies to You!
The Token Economy - Part I
The Token Economy - Part II
Understanding and Parenting Adolescents
Using Consequences to Help Children Learn
What Is A Behavioral Contract?
What Is ADHD?
Your Child and Medication


More Partner Articles...

Communication With Your Partner
Conflict Resolution and Acceptance
Learning the Languages of Love
Marriage and Relationship Check-Ups
Relationships: We Are Not Alone
Understanding Builds Marriages

More Family Articles...

Balancing Work and Family Life
Celebrating As Families
Chase Your Blues Away
Children Can Help! Chores for Your Children
Defining Your Family's Values
Divorce and Co-Parenting for Dads
Divorce Mediation - An Alternative to an Adversarial Divorce
Divorce Prevention
Effects of Divorce on Children
Enjoying Your Family History
Ethical Will
Family Budgeting for the Single Parent
Family Culture and Unity: Building a Coat of Arms or Family Crest
Family Role in Career Development
Family Tradition: Celebrating Milestones
Family Traditions: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!
Finding A Good Family Therapist
In Divorce: The Importance of Keeping Records
Learning Teamwork: Everyone Wins!
Parental Alienation Syndrome: What To Do About It
Strong Families - Family Values
Teaching Values to Children
The ADHD Monitoring System
The Challenges in Step or Blended Familes
The Divorced Parent Dance: How to Make Visitation Pick-Up and Drop-Off Less Painful
To Each His or Her Own: How to Create Special Places for Each Person at Home

More Personal Articles...

A Way to Prevent Domestic Violence: ‘Five Friends‘
Communicating to Different Personalities
Communication Skills
Dealing With Anger
Dealing With Stress
Depression: A Treatable Illness
Learning and Growing: Discover Yourself
Making Peace With Yourself
The Power of Optimism
Understanding Personality Types