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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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Healthy Eating: How to Teach Teens Healthy Eating Habits

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Teaching kids to make healthy eating choices can be tough; just try enticing your teen with a carrot stick or broccoli florets. YUCK and NO WAY! Healthy snacks are not cool. They would rather grab fast food out. So how can we encourage our teens to eat healthy? How to…

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Talking to Your Kids About Addiction

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Addiction can rip apart even the strongest of families. An older brother or sister that younger siblings look up to can quickly become someone they no longer recognize. The addict may become untrustworthy, leaving the younger children confused and disappointed. The addict's behavior may cause turmoil in the family, and…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Health

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Today, every child needs to be prepared for the time when they’ll accidentally be exposed to pornography, which can cause distress and isolation behaviors in children.   “Crash and tell” is a common method to teach.  But often, children are ashamed of telling or scared of what will happen, so…

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Adopting a Child – Learning to Bond and Celebrate

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Although Riley's adoption took a year and 1/2 to finalize, he was living with us after only a few months of knowing him. We had full custody and guardianship by May 12th, 2013 after learning his name on February 12th, 2013. Late at night, I would scour the internet for…

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The Debrief – Using The Precious Moments When They’re Home From School

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When my kids get home from school, it's as if they haven't eaten in five days. They are starving. I've learned one little secret - if I have a snack ready and waiting, and I just linger around the table, most days they will chat away about their day. It…

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