Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

Blended Families: A Conversation with Dr. Julie McDonald

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 10/19/18

I recently spoke to Dr. Julie McDonald, a colleague of mine who has extensive experience working with blended families. We made it into a podcast!

Blended families are the result of marriage, divorce, and remarriage, which both husband and wife bring children from the previous marriage to the new ... Read More »

NAVIGATING AGING: Free Program on November 2

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 10/10/18

Our friends at Collat Jewish Family Services are offering this free program on aging.

Are you navigating aging for yourself, a parent or another loved one? Sign up for our FREE Nov. 2 Lunch and Learn program on “Navigating Aging”! This program, from 11:45 am – 1 pm at ... Read More »

What can I say to my children when they ask why we keep faith in this church?

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/28/18

Kerry Weber is an editor at the Jesuit magazine, AMERICA.  In an article in the September 17, 2018 issue, she asks “What can I say to my kids when they ask why we keep faith in this church?”

Most of us should be able to understand why parents would ... Read More »

A Social Media Resource for Parents

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/18/18

Parents struggle to deal with their kids’ use of social media. Early next year, we will offer a live program for parents and other interested adults about this ever-changing and challenging topic.

Many of us may wish that social media would go away. It will not. It will be ... Read More »

World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/10/18

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. We want to encourage everyone just to take a few minutes to read this information, provided by the American Psychological Association.


In addition, look over the following information, which includes local resources.  Youth Suicide Warning Signs

YOUTH SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS: (Information for Friends, Parents, Healthcare ... Read More »

10 Things to Say to Our Children: Video

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/27/18

Last week, I posted a video, part 1 of my talk "10 Things to Say to Our Children." We had a technical problem with the video, so I have replaced it with a new video that includes the entire talk. I hope you find it useful. See the video here.  

God bless you and yours,Dale ... Read More »

Dealing with Disrespect

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/22/18

When I was in private practice as a psychologist, I encountered a common complaint from parents about their children, particularly those that were passing or had passed through puberty. “He talks so disrespectfully to me. I can’t believe the way he talks to me. If I had talked that ... Read More »

Parenting by Principle

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/09/18

In my long career as a child psychologist, I've picked up a lot of ideas about parenting and, through this blog, I hope to be able to offer you some of these ideas for your consideration. I want to begin with a "big picture" idea.

I was once invited ... Read More »

Resources for Families of Those Suffering from Substance Abuse and Addiction

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 7/26/18

Health care professionals and community groups are hearing more and more often from family members of those who suffer from substance abuse and addiction. I believe it is a mistake to assume that addiction is simply the result of voluntary involvement in recreational abuse of alcohol and other drugs. ... Read More »

Welcome to my blog!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 7/24/18

I am pleased to join the staff of Prince of Peace as Director of Family Life. I have been a child and adolescent psychologist for 35 years, including 14 years at Children’s Hospital, 9 years in private practice and, most recently, 12 years of service as a school district ... Read More »


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