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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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Teaching Family Values to Your Family

It’s easy to talk about instilling family values in your household, but just how to do it can be a little confusing. However, it need not be difficult. With a few basic yet specific approaches and ideas, teaching family values can be incorporated into your everyday life. What Are “Family Values”? Generally speaking, the term […]

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Is it Time for a Family Meeting?

Family meetings always seem like a good idea on the surface, but when it comes down to it, it can seem like the early stages of democracy in an emerging country.  Think about it.  Alliances are formed between usually warring factions (i.e. the kids), and civil discussions break down into protests as authority figures (i.e. […]

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Kids out of Control? Inconsistency may be the Problem.

Jodie, a single mom of two boys, felt like her days were an endless uphill battle. After getting the boys off to school, she’d work until five p.m. and then pick them up from her parents. The boys started in on each other even before they got to the car; reporting how each other misbehaved at grandma’s, […]

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