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9 ways to deal with the end-of-summer blues

For many of us, winter blues pale in contrast of the end-of-summer doldrums. Many parents, myself included, don’t want to even think about how life will change dramatically in just 14 days.

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11 tips for healthy living

The number of overweight people in the United States, including children, has increased more than 30 percent in the last 30 years, and activity levels are down considerably while screen time is up. What can you do as a parent to help your family and your children get fit and healthy and stay that way throughout the school year?

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Are We Next? Eleven ways to respond to children’s fears of terrorism

For children, hearing about almost daily terrorist attacks happening all over the world can be very frightening. In 2016 alone, there have been more than 100 terrorist events worldwide and recently, many have hit close to home. Are we next? Many children may wonder.

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10 ways to help children develop resilience

 

 

Parents often ask me, “How can I help my child to become more resilient?” Given that life is full of obstacles and challenges, teaching children to be resilient is important. Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back after an unexpected setback. 

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8 guidelines for managing screen use this summer

 

Parents should be concerned about the amount of time their kids spend using screens, especially during the summer months when kids look for easy entertainment to relieve restlessness and boredom. Studies have found 8- to 18-year-olds are using technology significantly more than the two hours per day recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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9 reasons to celebrate fathers

 

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano.

Fathers can be excellent role models for their children, and a father’s behavior can shape a child’s behavior from birth onward. Early modeling of their parents shapes a child’s view of the world and themselves in relation to it. And, therefore, a father’s ability to be a positive role model is essential to child’s internal sense of safety.

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7 ways to survive the promposal rush

 

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In 2002 when Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez, the web overflowed with descriptions of the event.

“It’s just a blanket, a quilt of rose petals, all over the whole entire house,” Lopez recalled. “So many candles, and vases, bouquets. And my song ‘Glad’ was playing … I walk in and I was just like overwhelmed. I wasn’t expecting it, and I was just like ‘Oh my God.’” Step aside Jen and Ben because today’s teen prom proposals or “promposals,” as they’re commonly called, make Ben’s marriage proposal seem trivial in comparison.

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