Family and Relationships

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.

Like the Arms of an Octopus

December 8, 2008

Like the Arms of an Octopus

Gina Stepp

Vision’s Gina Stepp interviews Thomas J. Hoffman, whose research has included a focus on the connection between teen pregnancy and child abuse. 

Teen Pregnancy-Home Remedies

September 23, 2008

Teen Pregnancy: Home Remedies

Gina Stepp

Studies show that strong family relationships play an important role in reducing the risk of teen pregnancy on the individual level.

Forgiveness (Or Something Like It)

Fall 2008

Forgiveness  (or Something Like It)

Gina Stepp

Researchers agree that when we don’t work toward a state of mind of something like forgiveness, we are the ones who suffer the most harm.

Teen Pregnancy-Kids Parenting Kids

September 18, 2008

Kids Parenting Kids

Gina Stepp

Parenthood can be extremely rewarding when one is ready for it, but it is not for children.

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