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How to Teach Children about their Feelings

Children who understand their emotions are less likely to act out by using temper tantrums, aggression, and defiance to express themselves. A child who can say, “I’m mad at you,” is less likely to hit. And a child who can say, “that hurts my...
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Peaceful Parenting Examples Age 7-11

Regulate Your Own Emotions Kids learn to manage their emotions when their parents’ model how it's done. Connect with Your Child From tantrums to texting, the secret of happy parenting is a close relationship with your child. Without that connection...
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Signs of Grief in Children

When a child grieves the loss of a loved one, you might not even realise that they're grieving. Kids process and display complex emotions differently than adults. However, that doesn’t mean the grief is not happening and that your child isn’t...
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A Parent's Role

To parent effectively, it’s not enough to simply avoid the obvious dangers like abuse, neglect, or overindulgence. Indeed, The National Academy of Sciences delineates four major responsibilities for parents: maintaining children's health and safety...
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Being a Role Model for your Teenage Daughter

You have an important part to play in your child’s life – even if it doesn’t always feel that way. Setting a good example for your daughter goes beyond teaching good manners and time management skills. Here's how to be a role model who raises a...
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Managing Overwhelm

Due to the pandemic, the world we now live in is a very different place. The hyperconnected nature of our current environment means that we are constantly being reminded of the challenges we face via numerous media and social media channels. Our...
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15 Self Care Strategies for Parents

Taking care of your spiritual, physical, psychological, and social needs will help you feel your best so you can be the best parent you can be. It’s important to set aside a little bit of time for self-care even when you feel like you don’t have a...
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Are they really OK? Ask them today.

Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So don’t...
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Challenging Teenagers

Why they’re not as bad as you may think. Living with teenagers ? Are they making your life challenging? For a lot of parents, growing with teens can be difficult at times. After all, there are occasions where they do not want to spend time with you...
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Game Plan for Peaceful Parenting in Prep

As the nation remains on alert and in various stages of lockdown, restrictions continue to be mandated. And we, as a society, persevere to do the best we can to navigate this post-COVID era. Young people and adults will vary in how they respond to...
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