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Helping Children through Divorce

Helping Children through Divorce

Divorce. It can happen to anyone. No one thinks about the possibility of divorce when they are happy, engaged or getting married. Then it happens. You’ve been in a marriage that is not working. You and your partner decide it’s time to divorce. But wait…you have kids…how do you tell them? How will this affect them?

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you and your children through the divorce…

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Respite Breaks for Caregivers

Respite Breaks for Caregivers

“Respite allows me to get some work done in our home while someone else sits with my mother. I have less stress once I get the work done which gives me more patience caring for my mother.”

There are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the United States. On average, each caregiver is spending 21 or more hours per week providing care. Taking a break (respite) from caregiving…

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Back to School: Mental Health Tips for a Successful Year

Back to School: Mental Health Tips for a Successful Year

A new school year should bring lots of excitement and fun for your child. Unfortunately, many times this excitement is replaced with fear, anxiety, and even depression. FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy encourages parents to follow these 10 mental health tips to help your child have a safe and productive school year.

  1. Establish a routine: a consistent, regimented schedule helps to provide…

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Parenting in the Summer

Parenting in the Summer

Ahhh summertime…..Wait! The kids are home for the summer and trying to keep them entertained and not saying “I’m bored” every five minutes can be a full time job. Summertime is a time for relaxation, sleep, being outside and having fun. Depending on the age of your kids you may not know what relaxation and sleep are right now. If you have a child who has a mental illness or who is going through…

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What is a credit score and how can it be improved?

What is a credit score and how can it be improved?

Credit Score Basics

At one time or another, we have all been concerned about our “credit.”  For years the credit report was used as a report card for lenders to determine if you had paid your bills on time and would likely repay them in the future.  The credit report is a seven year history of what you have borrowed and how you have repaid … a…

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