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To create and maintain a happy and healthy family dynamic:

  • Build your family around healthy morals, values and talk about them often.
  • Don’t just spend time together, play together.
  • Set expectations for family members clearly and consistently.
  • Treat each other with kindness and respect – always.
  • If you need it, ask for help from a good family counselor.

What if something as simple as a meal together could keep your family happier, healthier, and more connected? Studies have shown that a family eating a meal together is good for the spirit, the brain and the physical health of everyone in the family. When families make time to share dinner their kids experience lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher grade-point averages and better self-esteem. Family meals also lower the rates of obesity and eating disorders in kids.

Recent Family Dynamics Posts

Mother & Child American Atrocity

  This post was submitted to our 100K Stories Project by Patricia Mitchell, founder of Patricia’s Children, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children and parents who have become unjustly separated. A Regretful Visit Patricia had just discovered that the father of her unborn child (‘Sonny’ aka Brian, aka… Read More

4.24.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

Empowering Our Children: My Experience as a “radKIDS” Instructor

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by a concerned mom, Suzanne. My first child was born in 1996. It was his birth that directed my attention to the TV news programs and newspaper articles that exposed the epidemic of violence committed against our nations’ children. By… Read More

4.10.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

An Open Letter to Parents Raising Teenagers | by Monica Boeru

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Monica Boeru The Parent-Teen Whisperer. A certified life coach, parent educator, and stepmom, Monica is dedicated to helping parents connect and create a close relationship with their teenage children.  When Moms Fight Back read one of my blog posts… Read More

4.3.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

Money as a Weapon: Using Child Support as a Tool of Abuse

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM. At a support group in Texas, I was drawn to a tall, blonde woman wearing unusual… Read More

3.27.2017 / Heidi Ganahl


This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by an anonymous writer. I got tired of the screaming, and his anger. I got tired of feeling so alone in a house full of people. I was I was scared, but knew that leaving him would be better… Read More

3.14.2017 / Heidi Ganahl