Family and Relationships

Interview with Laurie Kramer: Brothers and Sisters, Unite!

Spring 2011

Brothers and Sisters, Unite!

Gina Stepp

Vision interviews Laurie Kramer, associate dean and professor of applied family studies at the University of Illinois. It’s never too late to build healthy relationships between children or to mend a broken sibling bond, says Dr. Kramer.  

Know Thyself

Spring 2011

Know Thyself! 

Michael McKinney

It’s an imperative with a millennia-long history. But why is it important to develop self-awareness?

family relationships: family favoritism and sibling rivalry

Spring 2011

Parenting Issues: Playing Favorites

Gina Stepp

Parents who favor one child over another can create long-term emotional problems and can devastate family relationships.

Training the Brain

January 17, 2011

Training the Brain

Dan Cloer

We now know that the adolescent mind is as active as a baby’s when it comes to neural pruning in preparation for adult life; it is truly a work in progress.

Multiple Intelligences

Fall 2010

Multiple Intelligences

David Paszkiewicz

Howard Gardner believes intelligence is more than book smarts. In 1983 he proposed the concept of multiple intelligences.

Teaching Children the Art of Self-Control

Fall 2010

Parenting: Five Keys to Positive Child Development, Part 2

Teaching Children the Art of Self-Control

Gina Stepp

One of the most important responsibilities that parents take on when they have children is teaching them to regulate their thoughts, emotions and behavior. But how?

Off the Assembly Line

Fall 2010

Off the Assembly Line

Dan Cloer

The one-size-fits-all approach to education isn’t working. What’s needed is one that capitalizes on and nurtures each child’s strengths and creativity.

Parental Guidance Required

Fall 2010

Parental Guidance Required

Brian Orchard

Children are shaped by many outside influences. Where should parents begin in reclaiming their role as authority figures and moral guides for their children?

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