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Stress Management Tips for Children

Stress is a natural part of a child’s life. Children are very vulnerable to the stress in their lives. Children usually do not know that stress can make them sick, nervous, depressed, angry or withdrawn. Parents need to begin talking to their children at an early age and teach them how to develop awareness of…
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Be a Role Model To Your Daughters

“Do you REALLY think it’s possible to prevent someone from getting an eating disorder?” Being a role model for your children is one way of teaching them self confidence. Fifteen years ago, I thought eating disorders were too complex for anyone to make a serious dent on the front end and thought the most I could…
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Quick Tips to Be a Happy Parent

Welcome to a typical parents’ morning. It begins when your toddler leaps onto your bed at 6 a.m. You try to be happy to see them, but all you’re really thinking is, “Go away. I need my sleep”. Next, comes breakfast. The daily recipe of spilled milk and Cheerios that somehow finds it way to…
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Your Kids Won’t Eat Veggies? Get your Kids in the Garden!

You buy all the green, organic things you can and yet your little one still won’t touch them! Maybe it’s time to get your kids in the garden! According to Health.com, studies of afterschool programs suggest that kids who garden are more likely to eat the produce they grow as well as the ones you put…
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Dating Tips for Single Parents

According to the U.S. Census, there are 12 million single parents in America who have kids under 18 years old. For singles, getting back into the dating game after a relationship or marriage has ended can be quite a challenge, especially when children are involved. Before getting discouraged try these dating tips: Finding the time…
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Making the Most of Educational Vacations

Are your kids experiencing summer brain drain? If so, educational vacations may be the cure. On average, students lose 2.6 months’ worth of knowledge during the summer (a majority of the loss information is mathematical computation skills). In fact, teachers usually have to spend four to six weeks going over old materials. Fortunately, parents can…
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Why Create A Mindful Family

The themes that rule our lives today are, “I just don’t have time” and “I’m exhausted.” We are overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. Just getting done what must be done fills our days. The notion of finding precious time to learn how to create balance and to reduce our stress, to soothe our aching souls seems…
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Evolution of Fatherhood

Part of being a mindful father is striking the right balance between family and professional life. In the past, a father’s identity was based more on factors outside of the home than within it. But over the decades, the evolution of fatherhood is changing. Dads are typically taking on more household and parenting responsibilities than…
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Discipline Tips for Your Child

Society is full of prescriptions for handling a child’s misbehavior. You can’t  escape nanny shows, advice from an empathetic mom or the outspoken advice from your childless coworker. Here are some mindful discipline tips. You’ve probably tried small time-outs, counting 1-2-3, various forms of punishment, bribing, nagging and offering rewards to keep your kids in…
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Are Your Kid’s Home Alone? Don’t Stress

As children rejoice with the idea of staying home, parents everywhere begin to experience terror. How can parents concentrate at work with visions of their kids fighting and setting kitchen fires at home? And how can they enjoy the simple pleasures of life when they are in a constant state of fear and stress? Simple…
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