I will always love you

Book - I will always love you

The Center is really excited to promote the first children’s book written by Dr. Brie Turns.  The book is titled “I will always love you” and was just published this year. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Lisa Rasmussen. The story is about a mother’s love. The book tells the story of unconditional love…

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Attachment Research concerning Cuddling

father cuddling baby

I just read an interesting article on attachment and the genetic effect on babies of cuddling.  While we probably intuitively know that cuddling a baby is just good for everyone involved it was interesting to read what researchers are finding out about this. The article was titled “Epigenetic correlates of neonatal contact in humans”. I…

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Parenting Traumatized Children

child trauma

I just read a helpful article found at the Child Welfare Information Gateway titled “Parenting a Child Who has Experienced Trauma”.  This article was divided into many sections but I thought I would summarize for you the suggestions under the topic “Helping your Child”. Although childhood trauma can have serious, lasting effects the article stated…

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Parenting Classes

family eating

New Parenting Classes Family Christian Counseling Center is excited to announce that DeAnna Wahlheim has begun teaching 5 week parenting classes entitled “Parenting with Integrity”.  The main objectives of these classes are to: Learn the difference between disobedience and emotional dysregulation Learn the difference between needs and wants and what to do about them Learn…

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Parenting Traumatized children

trauma attachment parenting

My dad teaches me about treating attachment and trauma. A few years ago my father and mother lived with us while my dad was going through the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Here are two of the lessons I vividly remember, I hope it helps parents as they work with traumatized children. I took my…

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