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Don’t Tell Your Kids They Are Smart

Dishing out verbal praise has become the norm among modern parents, but it could be doing more harm than good. In fact, research has shown that telling kids they’re smart leads them to take the easy way out by doing things they know they’re good at instead of challenging themselves. What’s behind all this, and…

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Maintaining a Healthy Relationship between a Parent and a Young Adult

Family dynamics change over time, especially as children grow into young adulthood. Minors make the transition by starting to take on adult responsibilities and behaviors. This phase of life’s exploration can create tension in an otherwise lively parent-child relationship. In order to maintain a healthy relationship, parents should think about their expectations for the upcoming…

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The Vegetarian Child

The age of advertising and commercialism has affected our youth for many years. We live in a fast food era that will never go away, unless more is done at the school nutrition level. Children grow up with busy parents, busy lives, peer pressure, and easy access to fast-food markets and convenience stores that carry…

Pool Safety Tips.

Did you know that approximately 390 children drown every year. 75% of them are under 6 and 58% occur in pools. A pool is about 100 times likely to kill a child than a gun is. It can happen when one or both of the parents are supposed to be watching the child. In almost…

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Tips for Happier Holidays with Kids

Guest Blogger: Amy Lawson Holidays are a time for togetherness and family fun. During holidays, children can be a little restless. Meeting the new aunties and uncles, all new cousins, kissed by everyone and gaining unwanted attention, it can be daunting on them. Here are a few tips, to keep your children happy and stress free…