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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 […]

How to Help Your Child Deal with Their Anger

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Their Anger Many parents believe in the same myth: if they do everything right, their children will be happy. But that’s not how childhood works. No matter how much you love your child or how much you give to them in the way of attention and material items, […]

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, […]

5 Benefits of a Weekly Game Night for Your Mental Health

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5 Benefits Of A Weekly Game Night For Your Mental Health Our daily lives can get so busy. Obligations to work and family, as well as taking time to care for ourselves, can often make us forget to have a little fun. If the hustle and bustle of modern life has caused you to neglect […]

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 […]