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5 Ways to Manage Parental Burnout

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Constantly trying to balance the demands of work and life can tip anyone over the edge. Many parents find it difficult to withstand the pressures of day-to-day life.  Being a working parent has its challenges on its own. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made parenting a lot more demanding due to school closures, remote working, […]


The Issue of Competitive Parenting

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We live in a highly competitive world, continually comparing our careers, relationships, houses, etc. with those around us (whether in the real world or social media). More lately, parents, particularly moms worldwide, are engaging in what is known as competitive parenting.  What is Competitive Parenting Simply put, the term competitive parenting describes our tendency to […]


7 Ways to Spot Body Image Issues in Teens

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Body image issues can affect all of us, but insecurities often start in young adolescence. It is important to do what we can to help our teens have a secure view of themselves and their bodies. A healthy body image means being comfortable and satisfied with your body. As we all know, puberty and adolescence […]


Supporting Your Moody Teen

Transformations that happen in adolescence can be hard on both teens and their parents. Adolescence is known as one of the most stressful periods of a person’s development and growth. Teens face many changes and challenges. They change physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. While some teenagers go through these changes go smoothly, others experience a […]


Growth Vs Fixed Mindset in Teens and How That Can Affect Their Stress Level

During the decades-long research of achievement and success, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist and researcher Carol Dweck developed an idea of growth vs fixed mindset. According to Dweck, the distinction between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset can explain the difference in our performance and life success. The growth mindset is a motivating force that […]


What is Going On in Your Teen’s Brain?

Although children’s brains reach about 90-95% of adult size by the time they are six, their brain development is far from over. A teenager’s brain still intensively transforms before it starts functioning as an adult brain. In other words, your teen’s brain is still under construction, which strongly influences their thinking, behavior, and emotional reactions. […]


Why Self-Compassion is Important for Teens?

Self-compassion means giving yourself the same care, love, and kindness you would give to a loved one. Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering self-compassion researcher argues that “self-compassion is a more effective motivator than self-criticism because its driving force is love, not fear.” Research shows that self-compassion has many benefits to our mental health and that approving […]