Category: Parenting

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Being Adventurous: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 5

Being Adventurous: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 5

This is the fifth in a series of six articles on how we can raise more resilient kids. Each article explores a practical way parents and other involved adults can intentionally help children and teens become better able to deal with the challenges of life. Resilient individuals not only get through tough times, they become...

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What Are Appropriate Behaviors for a Six and Seven-Year-Old?

What Are Appropriate Behaviors for a Six and Seven-Year-Old?

Child Development – Appropriate Behaviors for a Six and Seven-Year-Old While every child is different and there are no hard-and-fast rules about when certain developmental milestones occur, there are general timelines for when we expect to see certain accomplishments. Relatedly, some children may be advanced in one area and slightly behind in another. The behaviors...

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Do You Know What’s on Your Child’s Smartphone?

Do You Know What’s on Your Child’s Smartphone?

Do You Know What’s on Your Child’s Smartphone? Does the idea of parenting in the digital age scare you or bring shivers down your spine?  If you are like me, I am scared to death about what my wife and I will be facing when our children are in middle school and high school, dare...

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Becoming Other-Centered: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 4

Becoming Other-Centered: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 4

This is the fourth article in a 6-part series on raising resilient kids. In each article, we explore one practical aspect of building resilience. Be sure to check out the whole series here! The Guy Who Got Stuck Robert had just turned 18 and he seemed stuck in life. He barely graduated high school, had...

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Civil Rights: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

Civil Rights: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

As a father to three sons, I have embarked on a mission to impart in them life lessons of the utmost importance. These are my stories. Life Lesson #46- The Significance of the Civil Rights Movement On August 12th, 2017, a white supremacist barreled his car into a crowd of people who were protesting against...

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Postpartum Depression: Part 1 – Understanding the Basics

Postpartum Depression: Part 1 – Understanding the Basics

Having a baby is a big life transition. Whether it is your first or fourth child, bringing home a new baby is a big change in your life. A new baby means an increase in the work around the home, decreased sleep and new responsibilities. During the first few weeks to months of your baby’s...

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Divorce Parenting is NOT Co-Parenting

Divorce Parenting is NOT Co-Parenting

Common Reasons for Divorce? There are many causes of why a couple eventually decides to dissolve a marriage, according to Shellie R. Warren she concluded that the top 10 reasons for divorce are 1. Infidelity 2. Money 3. Lack of communication 4. Constant arguing 5. Weight gain 6. Unrealistic expectations 7. Lack of intimacy 8....