Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fostering a Child’s Independence: Drawing the Line in the Sand

This blog posting may be one of the most important that I write. The subject is highly misunderstood and often gets parents and society at large in trouble. I will readily admit that this topic is controversial and may cause some readers to reread this article, wondering if Matt Barkdull has finally lost it (wouldn’t […]

Posted in Adolescent Autonomy, Childhood Development, Matthew Barkdull, Parenting, Trust | Leave a comment

Stepfamilies: The Blending of Different Worlds

The late Churchman Neal Maxwell once said, “There are no perfect families . . . but there are many good families who are . . . anxiously engaged in nurturing and providing for their families, often against such heavy odds!” Living in family units can be the greatest joy yet the greatest challenge throughout existence. […]

Posted in Coping Skills, Divorce, Matthew Barkdull, Parent Support, Parenting, Stepfamilies | Leave a comment
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