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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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Dealing with Teen Behavior Issues

Dealing with teenage behavioral issues can be challenging, but it’s crucial to remember that the impulse control center of the brain isn’t fully developed until about age twenty-five. This area, the prefrontal cortex, plays a significant…
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Why do I hate my 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 a little kid anymore. However, if you feel like your emotions…
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8 Great Tips for Parents Planning College

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, and a touch of apprehension. You want to provide the best support possible, but…
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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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How to Help Teenage Anxiety

Like depression, teenage anxiety is a pretty common experience for adolescents. Whether it's the jitters when it's time to get in front of the class to present a report or the butterflies that show up when talking to someone they like, it's…
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The “Time Trap”

Time time time, they say it's everything. It can be the trap, and it can be the key to getting you out of the trap.You come home from a long day at work, and immediately you are showered with questions, "When's dinner?" "When are we going…


There is no such thing as a 'perfect' parent. Parenting is not about perfection. It is about love, balance, consistency & follow-through. While your kids WILL test your nerves, it is important that you reward good behavior, AND enforce immediate,…
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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!…