Girl Power! Teen Club
Program Overview The Girl Power! Teen Club is a program developed by the Alcohol and Drug Services program of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for 11- to 15-year-old girls living in Northern Virginia. The Girl Power! Teen Club provides girls with the opportunity to participate... Nine-Year-Old's Wardroobe
GROWING CONCERNS: A childrearing question-and-answer column with Martha Erickson of the University of Minnesota. Question: Our nine-year-old daughter is crazy about Britney Spears and wants to wear tight pants, bare-midriff tops and even makeup in an effort to look like her. When we set limits,... What's Wrong with "I-Messages"?
A man in one of my workshops once told me how hard it had been for him to learn to express his feelings. "At first," he said, "it would usually sound like, 'I feel you should take the trash out' or 'I feel you're really depressed.'" He has since learned a great deal about feelings. However, he... Family First
With today's hectic lifestyle, families need to make spending time with each other a priority. It's not easy, and many times events tend to crop up that would steal that time away. Don't allow the urgent things to take precedence over the important things. Here are a few suggestions to make family...
Biting The Forbidden Fruit
March 31, 2011, 8:48 am
Before Mom left to go to the store she gave me permission to go out and play. She instructed me to stay in front of the house and then added,... "and stay off that skateboard it's very dangerous." I humbly promised I would just to usher her out of the house quicker. Mom telling me to... Visit With Embassy Guatemala City Staff and Their Families
March 9, 2010, 10:48 am
While not directly related to Guatemalan adoption issues, it's of note to mention that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited (and subsequently addressed) the Guatemalan Embassy staff and their families on March 5, 2010, as released on the U.S. Department of State's website .
Citing... The Pros and Cons of Being a Respite Provider
July 8, 2008, 2:53 pm
I have been a respite provider for a few years now. I have had an interesting variety of children come through my home, and for the most part, I have enjoyed doing this. There is only one time that I have returned a child, and that was purely because I sensed potential harm to Hannah.