Category: Family


Preservation of Our Past

Each year, as Christmas approaches, when we are met with the daunting challenge of finding thoughtful gifts for our grandfathers and grandmothers, we ...

My Friend, Charlie

When I was a young man, about sixteen, living just outside the small, rural town of Erin, Tennessee, I was provided a unique opportunity for voluntee...

Forgetting Christmas Letter from the Editor

I love Christmas time – the colder weather, the food, the parties, and most of all, the time spent with family. I have been fortunate enough to...

Transitioning to Young Adulthood: Ready or Not, Here We Go!

In our society, we somehow send a rather loud and prominent message to our youth that when they have graduated from high school and have turned the ma...

“C”ommunicating with Our Teenagers

I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care.  We cannot NOT communicate. – Ray Birdwhistell  Everything we do communic...

Understanding Attachment

Once I observed a man who was feeding his 8-month old son. The son was seated in a high chair and started dropping pieces of food off his tray onto th...

Latino and Hispanic Mental Health Care

There are many trials one might face in this lifetime, and finding proper mental health care should not be one of them. Specifically, there is an issu...

Love Loud

When I was in high school, my best friend was gay, and I never knew. When he came out to me years later, I asked him why hadn’t he told me back th...

The Multiple Sides of Child Abuse

Each branch of the mental health profession, including psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers, has a code of ethics which...

Understanding Transgender Children

Do you know transgender people? It is likely that you do, even if you don’t know they are transgender. It is also likely that your children know peo...