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Empathy In Children: A Much Needed Character Trait

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to feel and sense the emotional needs of others and to relate to their concerns. A child learns how to be empathetic first from their parents, and second in practice when playing with other children. In a world where shootings are more common in public schools and bullying is prevalent with young online ...

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Party like It’s 1929 – How to Have a Downton Abbey-style Picnic

The television sensation may have ended in 2015, but with a movie coming out in September of 2019, Downton Abbey remains wildly popular. And with good reason—the period drama centered around the early 20th-century wealthy family and their household servants was a critical and popular delight, with fans all over the world. Many of those fans love the idea of ...

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Postpartum Depression In Women After Child-Birth

Being hormonal isn’t something a woman wants to hear, but in some cases, it’s truth leads to an explanation for sadness following the joy of birth. To have a healthy pregnancy, a woman’s body increases her estrogen and progesterone levels; then after childbirth, these hormones begin to fluctuate. As her body changes once again, emotions can start to shift. Like ...

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Should You Get Your Child Tested For STDs?

A few years ago, I attended a HIV information seminar as a requirement to be a teen mentor. My heart sunk to the ground when the statistics about STDs were shared. Although more children self-report to being abstinent, 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases involved youth ages 25-24 years — and those are reported cases. One of the ...

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Driving Tips for Vacationers

Summer is here, and that means vacation time! For some families, close-by trips will do, while others choose to explore new destinations and old favorites further afield. And if you decide on driving to your chosen spot or renting a car when you arrive there, it’s a good idea to learn local traffic tips to avoid driving the residents crazy. ...

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What Warning Signs Should You Look For In Kids

When we think of kids, we normally imagine the happy go lucky child who sees life as an adventure. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the reality of the situation. You only need to turn on the news to see how mental illness and trauma impacts the lives of many young people. Worse yet, many young people experience anxiety, depression and an ...

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You Don’t Have to Be “Normal” to be Happy

I remember a popular bumper sticker that read “Why Be Normal?” It is a good question. It seems that as human beings we strive for “normalcy” – if by normal we mean conformity, since most would agree that there has to be some level that a society defines as “normal” – or we run the risk of total anarchy. As ...

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How Helping Others Helps Ourselves

“Do Unto Others…” The well familiar “Golden Rule” is not only great words to live by. Many experts agree that the key to achieving your own success and happiness – starts with helping others find theirs. And it seems from corporate America to individuals, people are getting that message. While a recent USA Today study found that charitable giving in ...

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The Skinny on Creating a Positive Body Image for Your Kids

“Ewww! Fat pants!” “This dress is too puffy, dress makes me fat…” “You’re only really cool if you’re skinny…” These are the typical wails of 7-year-old Lindsay about clothes mom thought were cute. This country’s obsession with being fat is spilling over to our kids, with dire consequences. Research has shown that kids as young as 5 worry about being ...

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Are You in the Way of Your Own Success?

In his landmark inspirational Bestseller, Illusions, Author Richard Bach, says: “Argue for your limitations – and sure enough they are yours.” How many times do you want to try something new, take advantage of a possibly amazing, albeit risky opportunity – when that familiar voice inside of you says, “No, I can’t.” You convince yourself that, “I am too old,” ...

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