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Category Archives: Building Relationships

Parenting: 5 Things Wise Grandparents Do

5 Things Wise Grandparents Do (and why Grandchildren Rock!) Had I known that grandchildren would be so much fun, I would have had them first. This often-quoted humorous expression warmly shows...

Podcast 060: The Joys of Being “Dad”

We discuss the great gifts of being a father realizing the benefits of parenting well and the impact it has on future generations. It’s a great tribute to Dads beyond Father’s...

eZine #25: Post Christmas Thoughts

Finally Enough Time to Sit and Process  Its important for us to debrief after any event - in order to have a more effective one next time.  Well, Christmas is over and the New Year approaches....

Parenting: Helping Kids Handle Peer Pressure

A Candid Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie “My son is entering Junior High this fall. How can I prepare him to withstand the negative influences that often...

Parenting: FAMILY FOOTPRINTS—The Non-negotiable Steps for Leading Well at Home

I grew up enjoying the childhood activity of ‘follow the leader’. Back in the prairies, it was especially fun to play after a fresh snowfall on our way to and from...

Parenting: 3 Things Parents Should Never Withhold from Their Children

As I look back, I was at times a rather selfish and insecure parent. I was too often tempted, especially in the early years, to parent the children worrying about how...

eZine #22: Summer Vacation

eZine 22: Summer Vacation—Summer is Already Half Over!  David McVety, Assistant Director of DFR, shares on his summer vacation so far: Our summer has been special and probably quite unique, I’ve been speaking...

eZine #9: Parenting Through the Preschool Years

Parenting the Younger Years  Ages 2 through 5 can be a blast- and a challenge.  Taking the time to reflect on the whats and hows Anyone who has children knows that raising...

Parenting: Responding to Your Child’s Porn Problem

Many parents believe that the character of their children will protect them from the dangers of the online world. Unfortunately the usual reality is that the online world bombards them and...

eZine #4: Christmas Traditions and their Occasional Dark Side

Merry Christmas!  At this time of year I think about tradition a lot? When you think about it isn't that what makes Christmas great?    Last year was our oldest daughter’s first...

Parenting: The Ups and Downs of Summer Family Vacation

For most of us, we don’t get enough time together with those we love the most. Summer family vacations are designed to be great catch-up times to reconnect parents with kids....

Hold me tight – the emotional Dimension of love – Part 1 – With Dr. Sue Johnson

Length (9:41) Hold me tight - the emotional Dimension of love - Part 1 - The emotional dimension of love, we all need people we can bond with. Dr. Dave and...

Hold me tight – the emotional Dimension of love – Part 2 – With Dr. Sue Johnson

Length (7:10) Hold me tight - the emotional Dimension of love - Part 2 - The emotional dimension of love, we all need people we can bond with. Dr. Dave and...

Hold me tight – the emotional Dimension of love – Part 3 – With Dr. Sue Johnson

Length (5:42) Hold me tight - the emotional Dimension of love - Part 3 - The emotional dimension of love, we all need people we can bond with. Dr. Dave and...

Hold me tight – the emotional Dimension of love – Part 4 – With Dr. Sue Johnson

Length (2:38) Hold me tight - the emotional Dimension of love - Part 4 - The emotional dimension of love, we all need people we can bond with. Dr. Dave and...