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Family & Parenting
Families rely on love, trust, effective communication, patience, and forgiveness. Learning how to maintain healthy family relationships helps you keep that joyful peaceful home. Of course, when kids are involved, parents have to bear in mind that they are working with a developing mind. In these articles, we will discuss healthy family dynamics and effective parenting skills.

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Talking to kids about tragedy

How to Help Your Children Cope with Tragedies and Scary News Stories As a parent, you may feel the need to protect your children from the darkness in the world. It's wise to limit their exposure, especially to scary-sounding news stories on…
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Why do I hate my parents?!

Why Do Teens Often Feel Resentful Toward Their Parents? As a teenager, it's normal to feel irritated, annoyed, angry, or even resentful towards your parents. They can be overprotective, and suspicious and may not understand that you're not…
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8 Great Tips for Parents Planning College

Navigating the Transition: Parents' Guide to College Planning for Graduating Seniors As parents, watching your child transition from high school to college is a momentous occasion filled with mixed emotions. It's a time of excitement, anticipation,…
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Bullying

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Throughout our lives, bullying can manifest in various forms, and addressing this issue is crucial for our emotional well-being. In this article, we will guide you on how to recognize and deal with bullying, whether it's happening to your…
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Helping Children and Teens Make Friends

Building healthy friendships is a vital aspect of a child's social and emotional development. As a parent, you play a significant role in helping your child navigate the complexities of making and maintaining friendships. Every age group…
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How to Talk to Your Parents about Mistakes

Talking to your parents about something you've done wrong can be daunting, but it's an important step in taking responsibility and learning from your mistakes. Your parents are there to support and guide you through challenges. In this blog…
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Talking to Kids and Teens About Sex

Discussing the topic of sex with your children is an important aspect of their overall education and development. As a parent, it's crucial to approach these conversations with sensitivity, honesty, and age-appropriate information. By tailoring…
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Discussing drugs with your children can be a challenging yet crucial conversation. As a parent, it's important to approach these discussions in a way that is age-appropriate and informative. By adapting your approach to suit your child's…
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Teenagers & Ostriches

Avoidance in teenagers can be infuriating, but try to remember that the impulse control center of the brain is not done developing until about age 25 (left medial pre-frontal cortex--behind your forehead, slightly to the left). What's the…
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Parenting

Feel like you cannot get through to your kids? Like they just don't listen? Are you fantasizing about sending your kids away? Are you tired of the power struggles? Are your efforts at discipline creating more stress and anger in your…
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Co-parenting

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Ever see a divorced couple that seems to get along great and wonder how they do it? It's effective Co-Parenting. There are skills that can be learned to cultivate a friendly co-parenting experience that benefits everybody, especially the kids!…
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