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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions By Parents In a short period of time our world has rapidly changed as a result of COVID-19. It’s normal to feel worried, uncertain, and overwhelmed. It is important for us as parents to be our child’s sounding board, but do we know what that even looks like? Over the next […]

Helping Kids Cope with Loss

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Helping Kids Cope With Loss Parents do their best to shield their children from the harsh realities of the world. But as much of an effort as they put in, parents can’t always protect their children from experiencing the pain of loss. Whether it’s the loss of a beloved pet, a childhood friend, or the […]

What is Conscious Parenting?

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What Is Conscious Parenting? How many parents have said at one point or another, “I wish my child would have come with a users’ manual,”? Nearly every single one. Nothing can really prepare us for parenthood. No class, no advice, and no user manual can give us the tools we require for raising happy and […]

Finding the Sweet Spot: Is Your Child Over-Scheduled?

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Finding The Sweet Spot: Is Your Child Over-Scheduled? Families are busy these days. Between a parent’s busy home and work life, and kids in school with after-school activities, it can be hard to figure out a balance. Certainly activities outside of school will enrich your child’s life, but at what point is it adding value, […]

Why You Should Care What TV Your Kids Watch

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Why You Should Care What TV Your Kids Watch Back when many of us were growing up, our parents would yell at us to shut the TV off and go outside and play. Parents of generations past knew that fresh air and sunshine were ultimately healthier than watching the “boob tube.” And back then the […]

How to Talk to an Angry Teenager

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How To Talk To An Angry Teenager It’s well known that the teen years are the most trying time for parents. It may seem like their rebellion is personal, and that they’re determined to make your home life miserable; but in reality, this is a natural process. Your teenager is maturing both physically and emotionally, […]

How to Lovingly Parent a Depressed Child

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How To Lovingly Parent A Depressed Child Being a parent is the hardest job on the planet. But being a parent of a child with a mental illness can feel unbearable at times. All parents want to do what’s right for their kids, but when your child is sick, either physically or mentally, the desire […]

Why to Avoid Using Toddler-Talk with Your Toddler

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Why To Avoid Using Toddler-Talk With Your Toddler When children become old enough to start school, they have already developed some kind of language ability. The degree to which kids use and understand language is important and has an enormous impact on their entire educational career. How Do Young Children Develop Language Skills? There is […]

3 Everyday Pronoun Exercises to Do with Your Toddler

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3 Everyday Pronoun Exercises To Do With Your Toddler Long before your baby has said her first word, she’s learned to communicate. Her responses to you – such as a cry or a smile – help you understand her needs. As your baby grows into a toddler, her communication will begin to develop. She will […]

4 Fun Activities for You & Your ADHD Child

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4 Fun Activities For You & Your ADHD Child If you have a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, you know one of the main symptoms is hyperactivity. In other words, your child may seem to have an excess of energy, and all of that energy needs to be channeled. Unfortunately, modern kids are […]