How to Increase Confidence in Tweens and Teens

How to Increase Confidence

How can you increase confidence in your tween or teen? This is a question that’s on the brain of many parents. Even kids who were outgoing and happy as young children can suddenly become quiet, shy, and self-deprecating when they hit those challenging teen years. Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D., explains that the “two most common…

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How to Be a Good Parent (Even When You Think You Suck)

How to Be a Good Parent

How to be a good parent? Wow, It’s a question so many of us have asked. Parenting is hard. There’s no manual handed out at the hospital that will tell you exactly how you should be raising your child. And every kid is different, so just when you think you have it down, the next…

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What Is Positive Education And How To Apply It At Home

Positive education is a relatively new approach to education that is being used to increase the overall happiness and well-being of students today. But what is positive education, exactly? And how can you apply it in your own home? And, quite frankly, why does it matter? What is Positive Education? According to the World Government Summit,…

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Fascinating Studies On The Family Bed (The Good and The Bad)

Opinions on the family bed are everywhere from who cares. They vary from “sometimes in moments of desperation” to “hell no.” Sleeping is arguably one of the most pleasurable experiences a human being can have. It’s also, undoubtedly, a source of frustration for parents and kids alike. When infants are first born, it’s virtually impossible…

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How to Raise Resilient Kids (7 Ways You Can Do This Now)

We all want to raise resilient kids who aren’t afraid to try new things… but how do you do this? Let’s face it, many of us have been afraid to try something at one point or another. Perhaps you were afraid of failing or just afraid, period. Fear is a natural response when faced with…

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How To Avoid Parental Burnout And The 5 Worrisome Stages

Parental burnout is a real thing. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that, though. We all make sacrifices when we have kids. We may cut back on nights out with friends or on date nights. Suddenly, squeezing in the gym is harder than before. For many parents, you spend less time enjoying the…

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3 Reasons This is Bad Parenting: Because I Said So!

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“Because I said so!” Have you ever found yourself saying those words, even just in the heat of the moment? I remember saying them once, jokingly, to my toddler (who didn’t understand a word). The second the words were out of my mouth, I felt myself cringing. Even in jest, the words left a bad…

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EFT Tapping: The What, How and Why your Family Will Love It

Have you known anyone who uses EFT Tapping to control stress and anxiety? Do you even know what EFT Tapping is? Don’t worry, if you don’t. While the technique was introduced in the 90s, it still isn’t widely practiced, although it is catching on more and more. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is…

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Why Parents Should Support Social and Emotional Learning

Are you familiar with Social and Emotional Learning, also known as SEL? According to McGraw Hill Education, “A growing body of research identifies successful social and emotional learning (SEL) as a key element for advancing student achievement in school and beyond. This emerging learning practice is being integrated in classrooms and schools, as well as in the…

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4 Interesting Myths and Facts about the Mozart Effect

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Are you familiar with the Mozart Effect? The idea behind the Mozart Effect, essentially, is that listening to Mozart will make you smarter. While a part of you may be tempted to laugh, think about how many times expecting moms are told to listen to Mozart while pregnant or put classical music on for an…

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