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Stranger Danger – How to Talk to Your Kids

Talking about this unpleasant subject can seem awkward at times. How do you tell your child there are very real dangers out there without making him or her paranoid? For children who tend to be anxious, it can be even trickier. But there are some approaches that may help communicate your message without making things […]

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The Importance of Teaching Manners to Kids

“Say thank you,” “Sit up straight,” “Shake hands,” “Say please”…Most of us heard phrases like this as we grew up, because our parents were teaching us manners. Many of us do the same thing with our children. But why do we bother? What is so important about teaching manners, anyway? For one thing, having good […]

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Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Teen to Read Every Day

With advances in technology, reading is becoming a lost art. More and more kids are finding other activities to engage in. what can you do to get your teen to read every day? Reading is truly fundamental. Reading texts and instructions requires more than a rudimentary understanding of the English language. Even kids that don’t […]

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Why Nagging Doesn’t Work

It’s become pretty widely accepted that nagging, whether with spouses or kids, does not work. It can also be exhausting for the one doing the nagging. So why does it not work? Why is nagging considered to be ineffective? Here are some ideas as to why this time-honored method of motivation is anything but motivating. […]

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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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