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5 Tips for Parenting a Scholar vs. an Athlete

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In the Caribbean, there is an expression, “Seven brothers, seven different minds.” As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. We believe that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them. As a mom of boys with two distinctly different personalities and interests, I have had to deal with this phenomenon personally. My 13-year-old is an athlete. Typically, these kids tend to be outgoing, extremely likable, physically fit, and have an overdose of self-confidence. They tend to be smart, but not always overly interested in academics. After all, they spend extremely long hours at training and games. Then there is my 8-year-old. He’s the scholar. Typically scholars are high academic performers with very curious minds. They tend to be consumed with books and any medium that will satisfy their thirst to understand and know more…. More

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The Emotional Effects of a Miscarriage

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While the physical effects of a miscarriage typically begin to subside within a few days, the emotional recovery can last much longer. Feelings of grief, anger and even guilt are common following a miscarriage, and may cause anxiety or even depression in future pregnancies. If you’ve suffered a miscarriage, it’s important to give yourself time to grieve—and to heal…. More

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The Invisible Woman

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While my little one is in morning Pre-K, I often work from a Starbucks close to the school. Usually I’m frantically trying to get whatever task(s) I need to get done while time seems to speed by for 2 and half hours. I put my head down and focus on what’s before me. I try to spend very little time getting distracted. However, today, I was completely preoccupied by this mother and her two sons…. More

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You're Lucky You're Cute

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As most people will tell you, living with a toddler is like living with a mini-dictator who runs the show and messes the home you try so hard to keep tidy. My husband and I spend our time playing with our son, answering the same question over and over, and of course, arguing with him over why he can’t have a candy at seven o’clock in the morning or why he can’t go outside to play in the freezing rain…. More

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