RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION YIELDS BROAD IMPACT ON FAMILIES, REVEALS RESEARCH BY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA

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RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION YIELDS BROAD IMPACT ON FAMILIES, REVEALS RESEARCH BY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA  Many Participate in Relationship Education to Improve Their Parent-Child Relationship, Rather than a Romantic Partnership San Diego, CA—April 13, 2016—In the midst of this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Healthy Relationships California (HRC) has published research findings that demonstrate how Relationship Education (RE) can improve parent-child relationships and decrease the chances of hostile behavior occurring in the home. “Strengthening Family Ties: [...] Read more »

HRC Supports NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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For the second year in a row, HRC was proud to support the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl. This game brings together the best NFL draft prospects from around the country to show off their skills for scouts. It’s an awesome chance to see tomorrow’s stars before they make it big.  Each year, through a partnership with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and Fathers Incorporated, free tickets are available for fathers and families. If you [...] Read more »

Ties that Bind: Creating Family Traditions for the Holidays

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What are your favorite holiday traditions? Do you host a Turkey Bowl football game on Thanksgiving? Decorate cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve? Maybe you prepare a special holiday dish that honors your heritage, or you invite your extended family over for a meal. Chances are, these holiday traditions make up some of your favorite memories. Traditions are a powerful bonding force in families; they give us a sense of identity and belonging, and bring [...] Read more »

Relationship Tools for Every Season

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Welcome to Fall. As the air gets crisp and the leaves start to turn, the rhythm of our daily schedule changes, reminding us that life is all about transition. We enter the world as infants and then progress through each new season, learning as we go. Relationships pass through seasons, too, and we need to equip ourselves to deal successfully and caringly with people and situations as they develop. It is understandable to think that [...] Read more »

Give a Life-Changing Gift for Mother’s Day

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Often people think Relationship Education (RE) is only for couples, or for people preparing for marriage. The truth is, the skills learned in these classes are easily applied to all relationships in life, and they can do wonders for enhancing the relationship between parent and child. Why should you try RE? Consider these four ways RE can build family relationships: 1.       RE improves communication between parents and children. While everyone knows that communication is vital [...] Read more »

Prepping Yourself for “Those” Awkward Holiday Conversations

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. The holidays are intended to be a time for food, family, and family get-togethers. But let’s be honest–holiday celebrations rarely go down like a picture perfect Norman Rockwell painting. For many of us, our holiday family gatherings could be the inspiration for National Lampoon’s Holiday Vacation or be the focus for a week of Jerry Springer shows. You’ve heard the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”  [...] Read more »

The Best Father’s Day Story!

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Father’s Day being upon us, thought I’d share the best love story that is gripping but at the same time inspirational. The repetitiousness of life sets us in a monotonous routine and inspiration is sometimes needed to spark motivation and courage. Dick Hoyt has touched the hearts of many fathers with his example of selfless love and taught us all—even mothers—pure love and what can really come of it. Some would say miracles. Share your [...] Read more »

10 Ways to Make Love Into a Lifestyle!

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  People talk about falling in love, losing at love and looking for love. What if you could have a more permanent and reliable relationship with love–one that was not dependent on another person? This entails making love into a lifestyle rather than a life event.  And it has great personal benefits. According to Carol McCloud, author of Have You Filled A Bucket Today?, those “who learn to express kindness and love lead happier lives.” What [...] Read more »