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.

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/teens-suicide-prevention.aspx

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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