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How to Set Boundaries for Children Without Yelling, Threats, and Bribes

It’s common for parents to have doubts when it comes to setting boundaries for their children. That happens because some people often associate the word “boundary” with something negative. They think that setting particular boundaries for kids implies not taking their opinions and feelings into account. But that isn’t the case. In fact, setting boundaries is an important aspect of parenting because children need reliably…

December 15, 2021

Parenting

Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19

Just like adults, children have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Child mental health has been affected by school closures, separation from friends and feelings of isolation, and in some cases increased stress or pressure from being locked down at home. As we begin to emerge from COVID-19, some aspects of life are returning to normal, while other situations may remain permanently changed post-pandemic. If…

November 24, 2021

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How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted and Whether to Tell Them at All

In the USA, the total number of adoptions in 2014 was 110,373. Despite the great number of children being adopted in the US each year, as an adoptive parent you may still worry about how to tell your child that they are adopted, and even whether you should tell them at all. In this article we will explore the drawbacks of not telling a child…

November 19, 2021

Grief and Loss

PTSD in Children: What It Is and How You Can Help

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder. In adults, it most commonly occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as war or combat, a natural disaster, a serious accident, physical or sexual assault or the threat of a serious incident. Children can also be affected by PTSD. Children and teenagers who experience or witness a traumatic event may go on to develop…

September 16, 2021

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5 Reasons Why Dads Are Important to Their Daughters

While mothers are considered natural caregivers and nurturers, we can’t simply overlook fathers’ role in their children’s lives. And although most people recognize this as particularly true for young boys, girls also need a positive male role model. A daughter’s relationship with her father can affect not just her confidence and self-image, but also her opinions of men and ability to trust later in life.…

June 18, 2021

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Mental Health Tips for Busy Moms

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it is not without its share of challenges. Along with the heart-melting smiles and adorable giggles that come with having little ones around, you get sleep-deprived nights and a to-do list that seems impossible to conquer. According to the 2019 State of Motherhood Survey, 85 percent of moms said they don’t…

May 19, 2021

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8 Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Working Mom

Being a mom is already hard, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult. As mothers are often responsible for childcare and running the household, working at the same time can simply become overwhelming. Reports suggest that working moms are more likely to feel exhausted or have burnout experiences, as they try to balance career and being a mother and a wife or…

May 17, 2021

The Development of Concrete and Abstract Thinking Patterns Parenting

The Development of Concrete and Abstract Thinking Patterns

Abstract thinking and concrete thinking are fundamentally different and can even be considered opposites. Concrete thinking typically lacks depth and involves surface concepts. On the other hand, abstract thinking involves deeper concepts. Read on to learn about the difference between concrete and abstract thinking. Key Points: Thinking will generally fall into the categories of abstract and concrete thinking. As children, we start by thinking in…

November 17, 2020

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