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Help! My Teen is Dating!

Help! My Teen is Dating!

How Old Should Kids Be Before They Can Date? Hanging out. Going out. Dating. Going with. Group dating. Hooking up. Gulp. Suddenly potty training and teaching the kids to tie their shoes seems so much easier. But as a dear friend reminded me of my own words recently, we need to try to be conscious […]

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Taming Momma Bear and Confronting the Bully

Taming Momma Bear and Confronting the Bully

Helping Kids Deal with a Bully Without Losing Your Cool The playground bully – the one who seems to just be mean for the sake of being mean. Yesterday my sons and their friends met him, and he left his mark. It seems too stereotypical to be true – a bunch of boys playing at […]

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Is Your Child Really Shy?

Is Your Child Really Shy?

Why She Might Be an Introvert or HSP I know, I know. How many psychologically construed ways can we describe our children and what we all probably perceive to be as “shy” behavior? The difference, I’m learning, is almost much more about how we react to our children when we understand what makes them tick. […]

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Does Self-Esteem Reduce Respect?

Does Self-Esteem Reduce Respect?

Increased Self-Esteem Can Decrease Respectful Behaviors You hear it from older generations all of the time – these young kids just don’t have respect for their elders. I’m one of those people who agrees with that sentiment. I expect my own teens to test their independence with me and their father, and I expect their […]

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When the Parents are the Bullies

When the Parents are the Bullies

Bullying at the Ballpark – Parents Can Be the Loudest Losers Parents take the fun out of everything. Kids have been thinking that for years, and sometimes I agree. Take one afternoon and sit at a ballpark, soccer field, dance studio, or ice rink and you will likely hear the calls and cajoles of parents […]

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Good Parents Know How to Criticize Well

Good Parents Know How to Criticize Well

The Value of Constructive Criticism for Kids What is one of the best gifts you have every given your children? I recently read an article by Anthony Kane, MD which says that criticism is one of the best gifts we can provide for our children – far above any toy, gadget, or activity. Now I’m not […]

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Extraordinary Children from Ordinary Parents

Extraordinary Children from Ordinary Parents

Raising Resilient Children By Focusing on Basic Needs Kids are resilient – we hear it all the time and I know I’ve even said it after watching my children pick themselves up, from either physical or emotional pain, and dive right back in again. However, they aren’t born resilient – they are given tools. I […]

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Risk Taking is Healthy for Kids

Risk Taking is Healthy for Kids

The Rewards of Risks Do you ever get that lump in your throat, that tremble in your leg, or that drip of sweat on your palms when you are just about to take a risk? Risks take us out of our comfort zones and shake our senses of self-awareness and confidence. Our children experience risk […]

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Healthy Friendships for Kids

Healthy Friendships for Kids

Helping Children Navigate the Struggles of Friendships Friends – from the preschoolers who share sandbox toys to the teens who share secrets, these can be the people who help our children learn more about themselves and grow to be healthy adults. As much as we might want our children to grow to be strong, independent […]

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What is Self-Esteem?

What is Self-Esteem?

And How Can My Child Get Some of That? There are many gifts we would love to be able to give our children, but self-esteem is one of those we can’t just wrap up with a bow and hand over to them. We have to create environments where their self-esteem can grow and flourish. I […]

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