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What does a Cohesive Family System look like?

Cohesive Family System, what does that mean? Family cohesion has been defined as the emotional bonding that family members have toward one another. Families who have healthy levels of cohesion emotionally interact with one another and find balance that supports individual independence and family togetherness. Healthy family cohesion is not only a strength, but a …

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What are some valuable leadership skills possessed by a high school principal?

K-12 principals must be some of the most effective leaders in the world to be successful. It’s no surprise to educators when you tell them that an average day in the life of a K-12 principal is filled with last-minute student emergencies, faculty challenges, and angry parents all before most people wake up to start …

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What are some Traditions for Easter 2022?

Easter is here! Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon. Families across the globe celebrate differently but here are eight Easter traditions and …

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What is the most effective way for therapists to organize their marriage/family sessions?

During family or couples counseling, the therapist has to attain control over these particular sessions, so all parties feel emotionally safe.   Being in private practice for approximately 12 years, I have learned the most effective / less contentious techniques to adhere to marriage/family sessions.  The first thing I do to all persons in the dynamic …

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What is Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and why do people use it?

The Family Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA, is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. There are six reasons for people to use FMLA and they are as follows: Parental Leave after the Birth of a Child The birth …

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Being Honest & Transparent with your Medical / Mental Health Providers

Deciding to get a medical/mental health provider is the first step to becoming your best self. The next is being honest with them, which does not come easy for many people. Medical/mental health professionals who are legally bound (in most cases) to keep your information confidential. Health providers are one of the most important people …

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Marijuana Use, Abuse, Dependency & Medical Implications

Marijuana is one of the most widely used drugs in America. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 9% of people who use marijuana become dependent on or addicted, meaning they cannot stop using it even if it is having negative effects on health, finances, relationships, or career. Marijuana Addiction While marijuana addiction …

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