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As we go into the holidays, now is a great time to take a fresh look at boundaries; why we have them, and how they can be both kind and loving. Here's a video on boundaries from one of my favorite social workers, authors, and researchers, Brene Brown.

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Put it down! Your phone, that is.

I can feel parents praising and adolescents cringing from here. But its true! We all need to work on putting our phones down, myself included. Adults and children alike are addicted to their phones and we are paying a heavy price for it. Standing in line for food? Look at your phone. Alone with no one to talk to? Look busy with your phone.  Bored? Phone. Sad? Phone. Happy? Gotta share it on your PHONE!

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High of 90 with a Chance of Screaming

 Welcome summer! Where in Atlanta that means the temperature is hot and tempers can be even hotter! If your family struggles with conflict, having everyone at home for the summer can mean more fighting that makes you wish we were back in Snowmageddon 2014.

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The School Battlefield

The battle lines get drawn every August as the school year draws nearer. As parents brace themselves for impact, teenagers, arm themselves with iphones and full backpacks, ready for the onslaught of the upcoming school year. Often times, kids and parents end up fighting each other, when they feel like they should be allies in this war being waged in the fall, winter and spring.

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