Parenting Through Vacation

Nathan HawkinsPARENTING, Teens0 Comments

Parenting Through Vacation We think of vacation as fun and something we look forward to. We often have vacation routines. We all have body clocks. We all have what we are already used to.  Your kids are used to school and you are used to your daily routine that DOESN’T include the kids. You have your ideas about the summer … Read More

Marijuana

Nathan HawkinsNews, PARENTING, Teens1 Comment

I just thought I would write a quick blog on the topic of marijuana. Is it bad for you? Yes it is a known carcinogen and will give you cancer. It also is addictive and has contributes to schizophrenia somehow still not quite fully understood and the withdrawal process can cause anxiety and paranoia. Can it be good for you? … Read More

How Much Freedom Should We Give Our Kids?

Nathan HawkinsPARENTING3 Comments

How much freedom should we give our kids? Most parents will agree that it is better for children to play in the yard than to be on Ipad’s or videogames. However most parents these days will also tell you to always watch your kids when they are outside and then lament how much better it was when they were kids.  … Read More

Dating After Divorce? Consider your children…

Nathan HawkinsDivorce, PARENTING0 Comments

Dating after divorce can hold mixed feelings and emotions. I often get asked about how to consider your kids needs and yours as well! Five things to keep in mind regarding “telling/parenting your children”…1. It would be bad if they were introduced to someone significant and then you were getting married within a couple months. 2. It will not help them … Read More

Being a solid resource for your Teenager.

Nathan HawkinsPARENTING3 Comments

Your teen knows what you believe. They know how you think. They can tell me what you will say in most every situation. However, they are NOT entirely sure yet what THEY believe. Your job is to help them. If you are constantly telling them what to do or giving them a consequence you are not helping them; you are … Read More