When I was growing up, my family wasn't very close. When I became an adult and started my own family, I was determined to promote a tight-knit family environment but, unfortunately, I did not know just how to do that due to my upbringing. When my children became teenagers and were becoming more and more distant, I decided that we would all visit a family counselor. I wasn't even sure if we had a "problem" to fix, but our counselor was very happy to help bring our family closer. It didn't take long for her to teach us healthy family habits that made us all grow very close. I was inspired to create a blog to share my story, because I know there are other parents struggling to keep their families close today. I also plan to share many tips that we learned during counseling, so come back often!