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Children and Perfectionism - How to Help Children Manage the Thoughts That Drive Perfectionism -

Perfectionism in children is driven by anxiety. There is nothing wrong with having high standards but the problem with perfectionism is that enough is never enough. It's exhausting and when perfectionism takes over, the whip-cracking chase for 'good enoug

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Five Big Money Mistakes We Make with Our Children

Here are some of the most common money mistakes parents make, and how they can be avoided.

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How to Help Your Child Strengthen Against Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a powerful force that can shape a person’s life, often for the worst. Here's what you need to know to guide them through peer pressure.

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When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

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How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

New study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children.

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Anxiety in Kids and Teens: Why Anxiety Triggers Often Don't Make Sense - And How to Tun Avoidance into Brave Behaviour -

Anxiety in kids and teens can be confusing, and can drive avoidance in a way that shrinks their world a little. Here's how to encourage brave behaviour.

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Managing Anxiety and Building Resilience in Kids: How Nutrition Can Help

The life-changing links between resilience, anxiety and nutrition, including common nutrient shortfalls and metabolic imbalances.

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Kids and Anger - How to Help Your Little Hot Head Find Calm

Anger is neither good nor bad; it’s just a normal feeling. How we express our anger is what is most critical.  It is an important emotion and can actually be helpful in creating motivation. It can also be dangerous when expressed in an unhealthy way an

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What Are The Benefits of Probiotics for Children?

Know the reasons why probiotics are important for developing kids’ bodies as a valuable investment in their present and future health.*

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Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

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Gifted Students at High Risk for ADHD Misdiagnosis

Critics must combat ADHD and Common Core with demands for intellectual rigor as well as recess.

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The Memories Lost to Infantile Amnesia

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them

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Dealing with Big Feelings - Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate

None of us were born knowing how to control big emotions. For children, learning how to self-regulate will take time, but there are ways to help this along.

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Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

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Here’s Why You Should Pay Your Children to Eat Their Vegetables

A study shows that offering a small, short-term cash incentive to children to eat more-healthful foods can lead to long-term healthier eating habits.

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Our Need to Make And Enforce Rules Starts Very Young

Children as young as 3 years old enforce social rules and conventions—even when they aren’t really there.

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A Landmark Study Has Found Self-Control to be One of the Most Important Predictors of Success – Here's How to Increase

A world renowned study thas found self-control is one of the greatest predictors of future success and happiness. How to increase self-control in children.

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The Trump Plan Will Help Working Mothers

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writes that her father wants to empower working and stay-at-home parents and give families freedom of choice in child care.

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The Value of Homework

Sleepless nights, not participating in extracurricular events, and high levels of stress - all of which are attributed to large and daunting amounts of homework.

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Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Respected Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan says the rise in ADHD is the result of “fuzzy diagnostic practices” that only benefit big pharma and psychiatrists.

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Three Developmental Charts: Erikson, Kohlberg, and Piaget

As a follow-up to my blog posts in the Guide Your Child’s Intellectual Development series, I’ve laid out three developmental charts capturing Erik Erikso...

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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science)

All kids are capable of extraordinary things. By building resilience in children, we can give them the skills to thrive through challenge and adversity.

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What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.

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Ivanka Trump's parental-leave policy - Business Insider

Third-time mom Ivanka Trump talks parental leave and flexible work schedules for new parents.

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      Empathetic Listening - How to Listen So Your Kids Will Too - Hey Sigmund

      Empathetic listening will deepen the connection with your child, open them up to your guidance, and grow their emotional intelligence.

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      Fear and Anxiety - An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each and How to Manage Them

      It's very normal for children to have specific fears at some point. Here is an age by age guide to fears, why they happen and how to manage them.

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      Why All the Gloom and Doom About Kids and Screens?

      There are some really good reasons to limit screen time for young children. Here is the research about kids and screens to inform your decisions.

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      Positive Things to Say to Your Child

      In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your

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      It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are | Science and Nonduality

      by Mark Wolynn Traumas Lost and Found The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to...

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      'Tell Me About When You Were Little'. Children and Storytelling

      Children and storytelling were made for each other. Here are the stories that will intrigue them and expand their world more than any other.

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      Phobias and Fears in Children - Powerful Strategies To Try

      Phobias and fears in children are very manageable. Here's how to empower them to move straight through the middle of the fears that get in their way.

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      How Babies Quickly Learn to Judge Adults

      Even if toddlers can’t tell us, they are making hard and fast judgments about adults, Susan Pinker says about new research.

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      Child and Family - The Importance of Our Early Life Experiences

      Our early life experiences are critical in creating the blue-print for the way we live our lives. The three c's are a critical part of this.

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      Anxiety or Aggression? When Anxiety in Children Looks Like Anger, Tantrums, or Meltdowns

      Is it anxiety or aggression? Anxiety can be a masterful imposter. In children it can look less clingy and avoidant, and show itself more as aggression.

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      Where's the Magic in Family Dinner?

      Regular meals serve as an easily measured proxy for one of longest-standing and sturdiest determinants of adolescent well-being: authoritative parenting.

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        My Kid Needs to Know What? An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education – And What to Do!

        When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

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        The Remarkable Power of Play - Why Play is so Important for Children

        Why play is so important for children. For their growing minds, their social and emotional skills - it's vital.

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        How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

        Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.

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        27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up

        Get ready to read down memory lane...

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        Your awkward teen years explained - CNN Video

        What happens to the brain during puberty? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

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        Ten Signs Your Child is Being Bullied at School

        Warning signs your child is being bullied at school. Bullying at school. Ten signs on how to know if your kid is bullied and what to do. List of indicators.

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        Positive Things to Say to Your Child

        In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your

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        Should You Let Your Child Win at Monopoly?

        Losing at games can teach children how to recover from failure. Experts say not to throw the match after a child has reached age 4.

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        When three threatens two: Sex and the transition to parenthood

        The transition from two to three is one of the most profound challenges a couple will ever face. It takes...

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        How to Get Your Children to Eat Better

        The secret to introducing new foods to picky eaters is tiny tastes and early exposure to more varied flavors

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        How Parental Absence Alters Children's Brain Development

        Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest LinkedIn 0 Email Some Chinese children are left with relatives while their parents travel for work. Children living without their parents for a period may suffer delayed brain development, a new study finds. The Chinese

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        Stop Temper Tantrums in Their Tracks - Growing A Jeweled Rose

        All kids tantrum.  My oh my do they tantrum!  After going through the wonderfully terrible twos with...

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        Pediatricians Rethink Screen Time Policy for Children

        The American Academy of Pediatrics is revising its recommendation that parents avoid all screen time for children under age 2 and limit it to two hours a day for older children.

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          No More Hair Brushing Hysterics With Your Child

          New brushes and devices are coming to the haircare aisle to help parents get through their children’s knotty hair without the screaming.

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          The Myth of Quality Time

          Nothing nourishes intimacy and love like an investment of hours.

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          Timing of First Sex Has Far-Reaching Relationship Effects

          Research looking at how the timing of sexual initiation in adolescence impacts adult romantic ties finds that having sex later may lead to better

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          The Parenting Practices that Influence Brain Development - For Better or Worse - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

          Parenting, like all things, has gone through its phases but modern beliefs and practices might be hindering healthy brain development in children.

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            19 Practical, Powerful Ways to Build Social-Emotional Intelligence in Kids & Teens

            When it comes to children, we're the ones who can fuel their flight and building their social-emotional intelligence is a sure way to do this. Here's how

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              The most important thing to teach your child

              Question:

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              Firefighters Demonstrate How Child Can Die in Hot Car

              It's story that's told too often: a parent slips into a grocery store for just a few minutes and leaves the window cracked for their child in the car or returns home from an errand and forgets the baby in...

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              When to and When Not to Active Listen to Your Children

              Blog post by: Lance Johnson (from the P.E.T. Participant Workbook) Active Listening is a powerful tool for helping children express and work through proble

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              The Surprising Benefit to Teaching Kids High Five

              I’m not a huge fan of high fives. Never have been. My husband spent the past two years trying to “convert” me to high five him over every little thing. I kept reminding him that I was his wife, not his bro. And that high fives just weren’t my thin

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              7 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before They Die

              Much has been written about living wills and medical directives, yet there is a huge gap in our knowledge about other things that involve our parents and other elderly relatives -- knowledge that is important

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              Resilience: The Capacity to Rebuild and Grow from Adversity

              Resilience is not a genetic trait. It is derived from the ways children learn to think and act when they are faced with obstacles, large and small. How do teachers cultivate resilience in the classroom?

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              What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

              Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.

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              How a Pipe Cleaner Can Stop Your Child’s Meltdowns!

              Does your child sometimes unexpectedly meltdown at the drop of a hat? Does unexpected change or inflexibility lead to frequent tantrums? If so, you’re not alone! Despite Jen’s best efforts, her goal of trying to stop her son’s meltdowns just seemed

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              INSTANT DOWNLOAD: DIY Printable Punch Cards

              The Original Printable Punch Cards! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once purchased, youll

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              Your kids: Responsible or Spoiled?

              As soon as kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and gracefully hold them responsible to do them.

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              Reframing Parent-Child Time Can Reduce Stress

              Mentally reframing how you think about parent-child time can lessen stress and help you better appreciate the time you spend with your child.

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              Review: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Finds the Joy in Sadness, and Vice Versa

              Pete Docter’s new animated film, with the voices of television comedians like Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader, brings to life an 11-year-old’s interior drama.

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              11 Lessons Learned in My 11 Years of Fatherhood

              As I've fumbled, stumbled and made mistakes these last 11 years as a dad, I'm continually reminded to keep loving my children. Love protects. It provides. It gives hope. It encourages. It forgives. It keeps moving forward. It puts one foot in front of the

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              Yes, You Are Probably Biased

              Scientific evidence declares that prejudice is an inherent part of every person; we are genetically wired to be racist, sexist, ethnocentric, etc. However, does that justify the discrimination and consequential brutality that are so rife in our society? T

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              Teaching Kids How To Set & Protect Their Boundaries (And Keep Toxic People Out)

              Teaching kids how to set boundaries is an important life skill. Here's how to to protect your kids from the people who might shrink them.

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              5 Ways to Deal With A Guilt-Tripping Mother

              “It doesn’t matter what I do for my mother, it’s never enough.” “I bought my Mom a beautiful gift for her birthday, but she took it back. She always takes my presents back. What’s with that?” “I hate Mother’s Day. I can’t ever get it r

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              Toxic Adults Affect Kids Too: Know the Signs and How to Explore a Little Deeper

              We teach our kids to respect adults and other children, and they should – respect is an important part of growing up to be a pretty great human. There’s something else though that’s even more important – teaching them to respect themselves firs

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              How To Help Children Control Their Emotions, Reduce Anxiety and Boost Attention

              This activity has a vital role to play in children’s psychological health.

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              How to Teach Children to Share

              Don’t force them: when given a choice, children’s sharing behaviour increases in the future.

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              How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

              Anxious parents worry about raising anxious kids. Help yourself, and your children, by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way and sharing them with the kids.

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              How the Evidence of Today Supports the Wisdom of Yesterday International

              Why Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Works Article by:  Larissa Dann More and more parents are educating themselves on the best way to bring up their

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              Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

              Banning students from carrying cell phones in school has the same effect on exam results as adding an extra week of learning, a new study found.

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                Why Parental Praise Doesn't Create Narcissists -- and What Does

                Go ahead and tell your kids they're special as much as you like. Celebrate their accomplishments and let them see the proud gleam in your eyes, but make sure they know you adore them for who they are, regardless of whether or not they win or succeed.

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                Mindfulness, Neurobiology, and Children: Parenting Tips

                Exercises and strategies for bringing mindfulness into parenting and family life, including some guided exercises you can try yourself.

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                Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes

                Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.

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                It's Time to Listen: Launching an Emotion Revolution in Our Nation's High Schools - Independent Ideas Blog

                The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12

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                Surviving :) The Teenage Brain: Facts About the Teen Brain - The Nature of Things

                Teens bring fresh perspective to solving old problems - and are essential to mankind's survival.

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                  64 Positive Things to Say to Kids

                  Encouraging Kids Eighteen years after my dad died, I can still hear him, when I get too serious saying, “Lighten up, Lissy!”  And in moments of complete self doubt and embarrassment, I bolster myself by thinking of him singing, “Oops, you […]

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                  Education.com | Printable Worksheets, Online Games, and More

                  15,000+ printable worksheets, 300+ online games, and everything else parents and teachers need to help kids succeed.

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                  Be Less Irritable With Your Child Today

                  The key to any kind of successful parenting is keeping our cool -- self-regulation. We have to model the behavior that we want to see in our kids. This means that our adult-tantrums (a.k.a. yelling fits) are not helping us folks....

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                  8 Ways To Maintain A Strong Connection With Your Kids

                  As we become more connected to our smartphones and other devices, there's an increasing sense of disconnection and loneliness that pervades our lives. While we may expect this feeling with

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                  7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

                  I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I was doing research to develop the class, I came

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                    How To Communicate With Your Teen Daughter, Explained

                    Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfill...

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                    15 Powerful Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Words | YourTango

                    Looking for the right way to say "I love you"? Try showing it first. These swoon-worthy actions speak way louder than any words possibly could.

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                    I Love You Quotes: 25 Romantic Ways To Say 'I Love You' | YourTango

                    Looking for the perfect way to say "I love you." The simply and beautiful ideas are sure to melt anyone's heart.

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                      The 4 Habits of Highly Happy Couples

                      Four habits that build a happier, long-lasting relationship.

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                      8 Ways To Spot Emotional Manipulation And How To Avoid It

                      Having strong connections to the people in your life is a really important thing to do in order to live this human experience fully, but sometimes, we let

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                      Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

                      Anxiety in kids can be particularly distressing but they respond well to intervention. Here's are the skills that will build them and protect them for life.

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                        28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was Schoo...

                        When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS....

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                        ACADEMY FOR FAMILY COACH TRAINING

                        Certified Family Coaches work with Teenagers, Parents and Families. "It works"

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                        25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | liZ Evans

                        As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work....

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                        Overexcitability and the Gifted « SENG

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                        Life skills in schools - at last! - Develop Your Child

                        A new report “Healthy Young Minds – transforming the mental health of children” by the World Innovation Summit for Health and Wellbeing in Children Forum 2015, just published, recommends life skills can and should be taught as professionally as ma

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                        Sorry, Facebook: Parents, not snapshots, are the secret to tapping a kid's power of memory.

                        Sorry, Facebook: Parents, not snapshots, are the secret to capturing kids' memories. Children who can recall early events are more likely to make sound choices as teens and adults