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How to Teach Our Children Emotional Literacy

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The ability to label and understand our emotions and appropriately express our feelings is an important skill that needs to be learned in childhood. Children are not born with this ability and must be taught how to identify and express their emotions.  Emotional literacy is the ability to recognize, understand…

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Child Development: 9 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Manage Anger

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Just as adults need to develop and refine their communication skills, kids need to be taught effective and healthy ways to share their feelings, process emotions, and get across their points. Diagnosing Anger-Management Issues in Children When my 11-year-old son was 6 years old, I started noticing…

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Parenting Advice: Understanding and Comforting a Crying Baby

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Babies cry, not because they are unhappy, but because they are not content and they want something done about it. It's not surprising. Babies have limited communications skills, but they quickly learn to use crying quite effectively. It's up to the parent to determine what source of discontent is…

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Parenthood: Raising Responsible and Service-Oriented Children

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Parenthood—My 10-year-old son has entered the tween phase where he, on a regular basis, says: "I can't wait until I'm 18 and I can do whatever I want." Even though I didn't want to burst his bubble by telling him that no one ever really gets to do whatever…

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Better Living: Ways to Raise Extraordinary Children

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Every once in a while I meet a child who seems so remarkable that it makes me wonder who their parents are. And every time this has happened, I've discovered that the parent is one in a million too. There's the seven kids who greeted me at the door of…

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