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Family Matters #23: Gardening grows healthy families

June 9, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Want your kids to be interested in something fun this summer? How about gardening? Gardening teaches patience and is filled with rewarding outcomes because you can enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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Family Matters #22: Keeping your child and yourself spiritually healthy

May 26, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Summertime’s change of pace and schedules make it a perfect time for you and your family to learn practices that will help keep all spiritual healthy. Here are a few practical tips.

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

May 12, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 2. How do we teach our kids to reconnect and socialize after the isolation of the Coivd-19 pandemic? Here’s a few practical tips for you to try.

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Family Matters #20: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 1

April 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 1. Now that we can begin to hope to see an end to the Covid Pandemic, many are asking what path we should take forward. Choosing joy and practicing gratitude can help us navigate our way.

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Family Matters #19: How to teach your child about responsibility

April 14, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Children begin to learn about responsibility at an incredibly young age. Little things like brushing their teeth or picking up their toys lead to greater and more important lessons in learning responsibility.

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Family Matters #18: Transitions are opportunities for renewal

March 16, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Springtime, for me, is always a reminder that life is not static; it’s a series of changes, transitions and transformations. It is also an opportunity for us to renew our minds, bodies and spirits.

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Family Matters #17: Strategies for Creative Healing

March 3, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
When we feel like chaos surrounds us and our young people, developing strategies that engage our creative sides can help us calm the storms of emotions.

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Family Matters #16: Teaching Healthy Lifestyles

February 17, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
For our kids to be healthy, happy and strong, they need to exercise and eat food that is good for them. As parents, we can begin instilling these habits with simple things. Here are a few tips.

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Family Matters #15: Safety is a physical and emotional need

January 27, 2021

Parents and caregivers are responsible for ensuring their children are safe. Young people who feel safe are more positive, confident and willing to contribute.

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Family Matters #14: Building Relationships Builds Resilience

January 6, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Strong, positive relationships are important in all of our lives. However, in the lives of young people, they can be life-changing and life-affirming.


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