Family and Relationships

When is anger okay?

July 27, 2009

The Upside of Anger

Stephen Elliott

Used appropriately and then dismissed, anger is healthy. But if allowed to control us and have its way, it can also damage us and those around us.

Biblical parenting: Teach them diligently

Spring 2009

Teach Them Diligently

Edwin Stepp

Ideally, parents would be talking with one another about their values, instilling confidence that they will be mutually supportive as they pass them on to their children.

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

Spring 2009

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

Gina Stepp

Statistics say very little about how to address the complex problem of teen pregnancy. What are the issues, and what can parents do to help?

Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents

Spring 2009

Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents

Gina Stepp

Vision interviews Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, on the importance of healthy relationships.

Spring 2009

Stork Realities

Gina Stepp

As parents and teachers know (but many teens don’t), parenthood is not all fun and games and cuddly babies who chortle happily in their prams.

People and nature: Green with Compassion

April 21, 2009

Green With Compassion

Gina Stepp

When human relationships are good, life is good; and one important relationship for humans is that between people and the land they inhabit.

If We Could Talk Like the Animals

Winter 2009

If We Could Talk Like the Animals . . .

Gina Stepp

Miscommunication seems to be a much bigger problem for humans than for “lower” animal species. How can we improve our communication skills and thereby our relationships?

Interview with Ruth Nemzoff: Parent Talk

Winter 2009

Parent Talk

Gina Stepp

Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University. Vision interviewed her about her recent book covering parent and adult-child communication.

Interview with Deborah Tannen: Communicating with Style

Winter 2009

Communicating With Style

Gina Stepp

Gina Stepp interviews communication expert Deborah Tannen about some common misperceptions that can get in the way of effective family communication.

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