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Improving Lives Blog

HOW MUCH PARENTING IS TOO MUCH?

Parenting adolescents, teens, and young adults in the 21st century has its challenges from academia, smoking, drinking, drugs, bullying, and peer pressure to distance learning, living conditions, environment, and social media.  Parents want to know, how much parenting is too much parenting, if they’re pushing too hard or not pushing hard enough, if it’s time …

Understanding the Effects of Trauma

Trauma can strike suddenly, unexpectedly, or gradually. It can be recognized and treated, or it can be denied and suppressed in the “just get over it” scenario. Improving Lives Counseling Services‘ mental health professionals uncover the truth about trauma and its long-term effects in this blog.  TRAUMA – TYPE AND CAUSES Trauma affects the part …

The Truth Heals

“How do we tell the truth and make that truth bearable,” a quote from an interview with author Kate DiCamillo discussing “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White. She went on to say, “E.B. White loved the world. And in loving the world, he told the truth about it – its sorrow, its heartbreak, its devastating …