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Is it ADHD or just Kids Being Kids?

Kids running around like the energizer bunny has always been the accepted natural duo. That is until the more recent seeming problem with kids needing to sit still and not be rambunctiously inquisitively interruptive in school. Today the label of ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a fancy name for inattention and impulsiveness seems to be the accepted norm. But ...

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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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Political correctness is anything but correct

We live in a society that not only accepts lies and dishonesty, but it also encourages it. We hide behind nice gestures and pleasantries that only mask the true self of anger and confusion that lives deep within us all. We can’t free these feelings or discuss them because if we do, we will be criticized as being insensitive or ...

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Courts Are Getting Into The Gender Debate

Recently, a Swiss-based court ruled that the level of testosterone in a person would be the deciding factor on if a person could compete against women or not. This ruling came as a result of transgender females who competed against biological women in high stake competitions like the Olympics. Needless to say, it’s hard to believe that a court had ...

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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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How to Get Your Kids to Quit Junky Snacks

Kids never quit, do they? On the move, resourceful about getting and keeping the things they want, and one of the things they want, and just can’t seem to quit, is those sweets and salty treats. Junky snacks, in fact, are the way of life in a sense. They are the traditional family/kid “guilty pleasure” at ballgames, county fairs, movies, ...

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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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Don’t Blame Yourself For Your Children’s Mistakes

We all adore our children and view them as our prized possession worthy of being placed on a pedestal. We brag about them to our friends and stick our chest out when they do something wonderful…it’s just what we do. And why shouldn’t we? Our children are on this earth because we brought them here, and for that, we feel ...

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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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