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How to Encourage a Growth Mindset for Kids

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Nurturing a growth mindset in children is essential for their future success and life satisfaction. Children who believe that they can develop their skills, talents, and intelligence tend to be more confident and see shortcomings as learning opportunities.  What Is a Growth Mindset? Recent research on brain plasticity has shown that the brain is flexible […]

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Parallel Parenting: The Complete Guide

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Divorce is a highly stressful event for partners and their children alike. Although you and your spouse have decided to separate ways, it is essential for your children to form and keep a healthy bond with both of you.  Research has shown that kids exposed to ongoing parental conflicts are more likely to develop anxiety, […]

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10 Signs You are Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

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Co-parenting is often a challenging process, even for the friendliest ex-partners. But co-parenting with a narcissist can turn into a real struggle. Although you don’t live with your narcissistic ex anymore, you are tied to them through children, so learning how to co-parent with a narcissist can help you set boundaries and keep balance and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Supporting Your Moody Teen

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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 […]

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How to Help a Teen Heal from Heartache

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On the Holms-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, a divorce or breakup of a long-term relationship ranks as the second most stressful life event, right after the death of a spouse. Separation or divorce in adults usually has the extreme emotional aftermath, especially when it involves children. However, breakups among young people can be equally disturbing. Often, […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Build a Healthy Brain

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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. […]

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