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Emotion Coaching: A New Way to Guide Very Young Children

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Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we’ll ever have. More than anything we want to help our kids grow into healthy, happy adults. Yet when they don’t behave the way we want them to, it’s all too easy to resort to tactics we’re not proud of. Yelling. Threatening.…

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12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Teens

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So, your teenager has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Valentine’s Day can sometimes add pressure to a teen relationship. Teen dating shouldn’t be demanding, though. Instead, it should be a fun time when they can get to know many different people. Suggest a group or double date to have fun with more friends.…

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Parenting: Encouraging Your Kids to Express Their Emotions

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Feelings are meant to be shared and emotions are meant to be recognized. Children are in the process of learning how to express those feelings and each child does so differently. The important thing is that they do and that they are heard. At a recent Mom It Forward Twitter

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Encouraging Active Play: 10 Ways to Get Your Child Moving

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Active play is defined as any type of physical activity that children do which involves moderate to high bursts of energy, thereby raising their heart rate. Research shows that encouraging active play in children helps boost mental development and resistance to infections, among other benefits. Below are 10 ways of…

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Teaching Children to Recognize Emotions With Art

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The key to teaching children to recognize emotions is by getting hands on and involving them in the teaching and learning process (like in this post on learning to identify emotions with cupcakes). Using art is another great way to do just that! Why Is Teaching Children to Recognize…

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Family Fun: How to Have Fun With Your Kids

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Play—Every now and then there are these moments when your child is home from school (be it vacation or sickness) and all his/her friends are away. In cases like this, you are the person that will have to keep your child entertained. Not many parents are used to indulging…

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