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Adolescent Freedom and Responsibility – Learning Through Mistakes

From Candida Abrahamson Ph.D.  Have a teenager? Finding the experience not, perhaps, unending simplicity and joy? You’re not alone. Adolescence is a complicated time, during which the teen’s main job is seeking out his/her own identity separate from the parents’. The developmental tasks of adolescence are accomplished by the teen going to the extreme before…

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Why Kids Need Structure

From Todd N Robinson  Among the many challenges of parenting, having a child with ADHD can further complicate daily interactions. If, as a parent, you don’t know how to efficiently interact with your child because of the particular way they process information, getting your child to follow directions may prove difficult. This article focuses on…

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Wake Up America – We Must Protect Children!

From Stephanie L. Mann  Child abuse used to be a silent epidemic that was seldom discussed. However, the national news media has increased awareness about the abuse of children. We have heard horror stories about sexual assaults by priests, sex traffickers and; how predators with community status have been ignored for years. That is now…

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Why Be Pure In A Permissive Society?

From Melinda Stagner  Have you ever given any thought to the liabilities of not living a pure life? And then what are the benefits of living a life that is pure. 4 LIABILITIES OF LIVING A PERMISSIVE LIFE A SEARED CONSCIENCE – does not give you peace of mind. Feeling guilty plagues the mind. Losing…

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10 Signs You’ve Hired A Great Nanny

From Alexandra Afari  Finding a nanny for your family can be a time consuming task one that often leaves families, confused, frustrated, or unsure of their decision. Bringing a new member into the family can be a stressful time, however, there are ten signs to look for that will leave you feeling confident, happy and…

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Adolescence – Making It Work

From Steve Wickham  Adults and those growing into some form of adulthood, however pubescent, are known to clash – and titanic these struggles can be. The scary thing is how quickly situations reach flashpoint. But the craziness of adolescence can be resolved. Most mature adults, who have been that way for many years, may have…

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It Took A Village

From Maudry Miller  When I was growing up, one often heard the very familiar phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” In the small southern town where I grew up, it really did nearly take the whole town to nurture small children. There was always an elderly woman or two from the neighborhood…

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How Do I Talk To My Teenager?

From Kelly J Bawden  Talking to teenagers today is a real challenge. They have so many distractions that can keep them busy that it may seem impossible to even get time with them. However, talking to your teenager is more important than ever. Because of the internet, phones, and the gaming industry, teens will get…

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Dealing With Anger in Children

From Mark Korduba  I often get parents ringing me up to ask me how to deal with anger in their children. From my experience, Anger Management problems generally exist in children between the ages of 13-20 years. Usually there has been an anger outburst (e.g., one sibling threatening the other sibling with a knife) and…

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