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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Jeannette Lofas

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Sally Bjornsen

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Dr. Carl Pickhardt

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Unconventional Reading

Unconventional Reading

In 2001, a high school teacher’s contract was not renewed...

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Be Positive and Take Action

Be Positive and Take Action

Being a stepparent can be challenging, but it can also be...

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Rules and Boundaries

Rules and Boundaries

It's not soccer, it's stepparenting! So why does it feel like...

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She Did It!

She Did It!

If kids’ grades are slipping, stepsiblings may be to...

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Change Your Perspective

Change Your Perspective

Put yourself in your children's shoes to better understand...

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Stepdads Need Help Too

Stepdads Need Help Too

While much attention is given to being a new stepmother, stepfathers...

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Problems in the Planning

Problems in the Planning

Be aware of the pitfalls, and prepare to overcome them.

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