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5 Methods for Connecting with Your Teenager

5 Methods for Connecting with Your Teenager

Do you ever feel like your teenager is from another planet? They speak a language you don’t understand. They have interests that you’ve never heard of. It’s a common phenomenon. Teenagers are weird. That being said, they’re your teenagers and there are steps you can take to better understand them and be closer. 1. Ask Questions and […]

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Taking Your Teenager on Vacation

As we raise our children, we face differenct obstacles as they go through different developmental, shall we say, “challenges.” At no time are these challenges more obvious to the world than when we take our family and its unique “baggage,” pun intended, on full display during the family vacation. I remember that, when my children […]

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It’s All About Family Fun

Food?  Shelter?  A vegetable with every meal?  Health insurance?  Maybe you think of these as the basics, the essential ingredients of a healthy childhood in a nurturing family.  But if you look closely at the list, one of the essentials is missing; family fun.  Why does fun deserve to be on the same list as […]

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The Importance of a Regular Routine to your Child

Regular schedules provide the day with a structure that orders a young child’s world. Although predictability can be tiresome for adults, children thrive on repetition and routine. Schedules begin from the first days of life. Babies, especially, need regular sleep and meal programs and even routines leading up to those activities. As they get older, […]

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How to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We often hear about boosting our IQ, but what about emotional intelligence? Is it important to our wellbeing? What will it do for you in your life? What Is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence speaks to the way that you handle your emotional self and are able to understand the emotional stance of others in your […]

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