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Author Archives: Aria Gmitter

Hair Loss In Women Caused By Stress

Thinning hair runs in my family and so does depression. My grandmother who grew up with a difficult childhood, had substantial hair loss by the time she was in her mid-forties. My sister who went through chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant lost all of her hair and was never able to grow it back. I can recall my mother ...

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Mother’s Day Is An Opportunity To Teach Gift Giving

Don’t judge me for talking about gift giving on Mother’s Day. Pretty, please. As a divorced, single parent, I have always felt torn about how to handle Mother’s Day with my children, and I’m sure the sentiment extends to single dads who also have to teach their children on how to treat them on Father’s Day, too. Holidays are an ...

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Moms And Dads Need Rest Too

When was the last time you spent 6 hours in nature, or quietly reading a book, or sipping coffee writing and journaling your thoughts? Maybe you don’t think you need rest or feeling guilty taking time for yourself. With dishes to do, laundry to wash, spending time by yourself seems like a luxury item and there’s no budget to pay ...

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Why Parents Should Not Let Kids Use Tech At Dinnertime

It’s time to unplug during dinner, America! If you and your children spend more time online during meals than talking, you’re missing a benchmark in raising your child. No judgment, the truth is parents are exhausted. In the past, parents raising children had stronger external support systems. Parents lived in the same city, sometimes neighborhood as grandparents, aunts, and uncles. ...

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Music Literacy At An All Time Low

Music is a language that never leaves the brain. In dementia patients, music is the one memory that is kept. If you turn on a tune for a patient with Alzheimer’s or even Parkinson’s disease, you’ll find that their alertness returns in the moment. A patient will sing. One will dance. Music literacy has dropped in American. Music programs were ...

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Tech Tools To Help Parents Monitor Child Activity Online

Trust is essential to every relationship, and trusting your child to do the right thing when given access to a device that’s internet accessible means teaching them how to be trustworthy. The bottom line is trust is earned, not blindly given. Social media influences children to do crazy things. One child poured hot water on a classmate during a slumber ...

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Struggles Of Military Parents

How do you parent a child who misses their other parent during a time of deployment? This is a common question military wives (and husbands) ask when they are suddenly single parenting in a military marriage. Deployment and parenting complicate marital matters when one spouse must be away to serve their country for up to 12 months at a time. ...

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Sexting: Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Don’t sext. Ever. That’s the advice I tell all of my children and any person who ever asks me what I think about the subject. Humans were wired for intimacy so when it comes to sharing secret facts about ourselves, and texting with a person you care about, it can seem ‘okay’ to make an exception when asked to do ...

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Harry’s Masculinity Report: A New Men’s Happiness Survey

Chivalry is not dead! Masculine men with integrity, who love their wives and are hard working still exist. The key to finding a good guy starts with searching for a smile. What makes for a happy man and how do men define joy? Some would define happiness as a mental state of being. Abraham Lincoln, one of the most successful ...

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