Why Kids Hit and What to Do About it

Why Do Kids Hit? Hitting like all behavior is a message–a communication that the child cannot put into words so they put it into action. Whether it’s an unusual occurrence or a frequent one, at all ages, there is an important message. The parent’s job of course is for the child and person being hit…

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  Subscribe           New Book from One of Our Contributors at Upjourney Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One – by Laurie Hollman A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over…

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Creating a Low Stress Environment for Kids

Children feel stress due to internal causes and external causes. Both need to be taken into account to ensure that their environment minimizes their state of mental or emotional strain or tension that results from adverse or very demanding situations and circumstances. Internal Causes Some children have an anxious temperament. Thus even modest changes and…

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Children Observe Parents Carefully for Signposts About Our World

Children take the business of growing up seriously these days. Faced with the restrictions of COVID resulting in limited social contacts, they may often feel unheard and alone. They hear about vaccinations coming, but they’re hardly first on the list. Neither are their parents. And their grandparents keep waiting for more vaccines to arrive at…

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COVID BUBBLES

A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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Novel Ways Novel Writers Write

As an author I’m forever dazzled by the magical ways the really great authors use language. For fun and interest, I’ve listed some unusual ways some of my favorite novelists put words together. Such poets are they. Hope you find these lines propelling to you in some way. I suggest you take your time. Let’s…

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In the Midst of World Changes, Will Narcissists See the Light?

Will narcissists see the light as history is being made around them?  Spouses, parents, children, and others are quarantined in their homes. How does the narcissistic man fare in these close quarters? Can he relinquish his need for superiority, endless explanations of all his knowledge, the need for exceptional attention and validation, a yearning to…

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Stages in Adolescence: Early, Middle, and Late Development

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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Parenting Kids with Overt and Covert Anxiety

Parenting kids with overt and covert anxiety using Parental Intelligence will ease their minds.Kids show their anxiety in overt and covert ways. For some it is obvious. They are nervous, panicky, fearful, obsessive, phobic, and socially awkward. But others show anxiety indirectly masked behind unusual irritability, frustration, annoyance, and even anger that seems out of…

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Down with Negative Self-Thought

  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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