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What to Teach Your Kids About Bullying

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“Those who are at war with others, are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt

I have been working with high school and college-aged students for years, and most of the people I have worked with at some point or another have faced bullying—either being bullied or bullying others…. More

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Two Simple Approaches to Get Out of the Power Struggle with Your Teen

by Karen Kerschmann, LCSW
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Plenty of parents call me this time of year, exhausted, and tell me, “My teen needs therapy stat!” or “I was fine raising my child but now that he/she’s an adolescent I’m at a loss.” Parenting a teenager is a new and scary experience for most, and to shift how you interact with your children can be difficult. The good news is there are some parenting techniques for teens that can help you successfully build family harmony and a healthy, independent young adult…. More

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7 Time-Saving Tips for Living With A Toddler

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Welcome to toddlerhood, the most magical time that you will spend with your little one. This is the time when your cute baby suddenly becomes a little person with their own opinions. You want them to grow and reach all the milestones, but you do not want everything to become so hard. Some days will be better than others, but with a couple of tricks, your life will become much easier…. More

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Teaching Moments Making Lemonade

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I am constantly hearing “I don’t like that” at mealtimes, and the phrase is usually thrown towards something that has never been tried before. I’ve talked myself in circles trying to explain to my young children that you cannot really know if you like something unless you try it, and it might taste different cooked in different ways…. More

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Pocket Money: Breaking the Expectation of Money for All Chores

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There are as many different theories on kids and pocket money as there are leaves on a tree. (Okay, perhaps not quite that many, but you get the idea)

Some believe you should link chores to money so that kids develop a good work ethic early and learn that “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” The value of money is certainly an important lesson for children to learn, but what about all those things we have to do as adults that we don’t get paid for? How do we teach our children not to expect money for every task they do, at the same time avoiding the slippery slope into the underworld of bribery to get desired behaviours?… More

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