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. So, what are appropriate behaviors for a four-year-old?

What Are Appropriate Behaviors for a Four-Year-Old?

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Appropriate Behaviors for a Four-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,...
Do you look around the room and say: why do I have so much stuff?! Let's look at the psychology behind clutter and analyze why we accumulate so much stuff.

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? Getting to the Root of Clutter

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Why Do You Have So Much Stuff? Have you ever attempted to get rid of some of your stuff and realized it was much harder than you thought it...
For some teens, summer is not the most anticipated season of the year, with the sting of loneliness and depression lurking in the shadow of summer fun. The melancholy of depression is pronounced next to the pressure to have spectacular summer. Are you stuck in a summer slump? Here's how to cope with the summer blues!

Stuck in a Summer Slump? Coping with Summer Blues

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It’s Officially the First Day of Summer... The season of fun, freedom, and carefree living. The countdown to summer begins as soon as we ring in the new year, anticipation building until the final bell...
A 2017 German study evaluated whether or not sleeping location affected sleep quality in dating couples. They discovered that male partners tend to sleep better when they sleep with a partner, regardless of whether or not they were sleeping in their own bed or their partner’s bed. Co-sleeping comes and insomnia...

Your Bed or Mine? The Struggles of Sleeping With a Partner

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Check out the second part of this series: Your Bed or Mine? The Struggle of Sleeping Apart People who struggle with insomnia face many challenges, and one of the biggest can be adapting their sleep...
With three years of working with college students under my belt, I’ve heard students describe the necessity to stay up until 4 am, skip dinner and breakfast, and even skip showers to cram for an exam. Is it possible to care TOO much?

Is It Possible to Care TOO Much?

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With three years of working with college students under my belt, I’ve heard students describe the necessity to stay up until 4 am, skip dinner and breakfast, and even skip showers to cram for...
Intelligence (IQ) is one of the most stable traits in human beings. A child's IQ, as measured during childhood, is not likely to change significantly over time. The level of one's education can change, but an IQ score cannot. Check out these 5 reasons why you should have your child's IQ tested immediately!

5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Child’s IQ Tested

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Intelligence (IQ) Is One of the Most Stable Traits in Human Beings A child's IQ, as measured during childhood, is not likely to change significantly over time. The level of one's education can change, but...
“The world has become such a scary place,” a nervous mom told me not too long ago. “It’s so much harder to be a parent today than it used to be.” I think many of us would be inclined to agree with her. Nowadays, it's hard parenting in a scary world. That's why it's important to raise resilient kids!

Parenting in a Scary World: Raising Resilient Kids

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“The world has become such a scary place,” a nervous mom told me not too long ago, her face tight with anxiety. “It’s so much harder to be a parent today than it used...
Over the summer, we may be less likely to yell at our children due to our own stress and frustrations, stemming largely from a gut-wrenching sense of responsibility that we must actualize our children's potential for them, despite the obstacle of school. Here are parenting tips for structuring your child's summer.

9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

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As early June comes to pass, our compulsory educated offspring often limp towards the academic finish line. With bloody knees and sweat-soaked shirts labeled with their name and number, they stumble across the spray...
“If you do the work you love, you will never work a day in your life.” What a harmful statement. The implications of the above are if you do not love every aspect of what you do then you are not doing your dream job. This is very untrue. Doing what we love, doing what matters is difficult. Anxiety...

Do What You Love and You Will Never Work a Day: The Role of...

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If You Do the Work You Love, You Will Never Work a Day in Your Life... What a harmful statement. The implications of the above are if you do not love every aspect of what...
I want my guys to be good with a grill for several reasons. First, if they can handle a grill, then they have a core set of cooking skills that will translate to indoor cooking. Using gas or open flame means they have an understanding of fire safety.

Grilling: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

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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 #71- The Finer Points of Grilling I want...