relationships

Dating After #MeToo

We’re living in a post-#MeToo world, and the movement has changed several aspects of everyday life. Perhaps its greatest impact is seen and felt in the dating world. Whether you’re wading into the dating waters for the first time or have been in the thick of it, you know that dating today is much more complex than it was for your parents’ generation. Dealing with dating apps, social media, and pandemic repercussions has been challenging enough. Throw in dating after #MeToo, and you may start to wonder if finding love is even possible. Read More

How Parents’ Issues Impact Kids

It’s no secret that, as parents, you have a huge impact on your kids. As the primary caregivers of your children, you are responsible for providing a loving and stable home environment. You also have the unique responsibility to discipline and teach them how to handle any adversity that may come their way. No one is perfect, however, and our parenting can have both positive and negative effects on our children. Read More

A Codependent Relationship vs. a Supportive One

By Clint Fletcher The word “codependency” gets thrown around a lot these days and has taken on the general meaning of being too attached to a partner. If we’re chatting with our friends and overhear someone describe a person as codependent, they’re usually painting a picture of someone… Read More

Practical Parenting Advice to Put Into Practice Now

By Dr. Claudia Black, Meadows Senior Fellow, adapted from her book Straight Talk There is no such thing as perfect parenting, but there is good enough parenting.  As we mark another Parents Day at the end of July, may the following words support you in being that good enough parent… Read More

Separating Fact from Fiction: Putting Peer Pressure in its Place

Peer pressure is a strong motivator. Wanting to be liked or fit in can cause you to push boundaries — sometimes without considering the risk to your safety or any future consequences. Those things are a small price to pay for acceptance, right? That kind of thinking is what keeps your parents awake into the wee hours. Read More

Bullying and the Internet: A Synergistic Impact

By Dr. Claudia Black Today’s young adults, 18 to 26 years of age, are facing an escalating mental health crisis. One in five is suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional, and behavioral disorder. Depression, substance abuse, social anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation are experienced at alarming rates for those of this young age. Read More