How do parents help their kids with the stress of the pandemic? All kids at different ages seek security and certainty about their daily lives. Suddenly, this has changed for parents and their kids due to the pandemic. The big questions are how to listen and how to respond to your kids as an…

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Understanding stages in adolescence is very important to parents when they want to comprehend what their teens are going through. Their chronological age may not correspond to their developmental age so perceptions may be different than what is expected. Early Adolescence Early adolescence is a time when kids begin to separate from their parents internally…

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Understanding stages in adolescence is very important to parents when they want to comprehend what their teens are going through. Their chronological age may not correspond to their developmental age so perceptions may be different than what is expected. Early Adolescence Early adolescence is a time when kids begin to separate from their parents internally…

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  How do you suppress negative self=thought? Some of us our chronic thinkers. It’s important to parent ourselves well. Our minds are so busy we forget to listen to the quiet around us. If you are someone with negative self-talk, that’s the first thing to do: Just listen to the sounds or quiet around you…

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The benefits of empathy at work and at home has a huge impact on understanding others and leads to more satisfying relationships. Empathy is a learned skill that begins around ages three and four and grows if it is noticed and applauded.  It’s the ability to understand the thoughts, beliefs, opinions, intentions, and feelings of…

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A Parents Guide to Understanding Late Stages of Teenage Development – What Parents Need to Know About  Late Stages of Teenage Life 1. Thinking About the Future As the last stage in child development, teenagers need to think about their future academically, socially, and in the work place. This is a time to help them…

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Sucessful Working Mothers How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts? This is a weekly series about successful women who participate in the workforce in a range of ways building their careers while mothering.…

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Laurie Hollman, PhD, has a new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, to be released Oct. 13, 2015 Depression in Pregnancy: Expectant Mothers Depression in pregnancy a new area of research. According to the New York Times depression during pregnancy affects up to 15% of expectant women. Some have been depressed…

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