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Parental Influence – It Matters More Than You Think, Part 2



That moment when you feel like the Invisible Mom or Dad, wondering if your kids are paying any attention to you at

Yes, we've all been there. It can seem like your wise words go in one ear and out the other. Your attempts to teach them the right and best ways to do things are met with sighs and sour looks. Despite their discouraging reactions, your parental influence really...
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Helping Children After Divorce


Divorce is a part of life for many children. Since roughly 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, it's still a very relevant topic for families today.
Fortunately, researchers have worked for years to establish solid information about the outcomes of divorce. According to Joanne Pedro-Carroll, PhD, founder of Children of Divorce Intervention Program USA, there are...
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Parenting Trends – Are You In or Are You Out?


I'm not a really trendy person in general. In fact, you might call me pretty square. As a parent, trends have certainly surrounded me. However, I often found myself falling into the same rut. Or, perhaps I just followed my own trend with great consistency?

I'm sure many of you have found yourself in a parenting rut, I mean "your own parenting trend". Sometimes it's interesting to stick your...
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The Impact of Helicopter Parents on Child Development

You've probably read articles on helicopter parents. In fact, I've already written about helicopter parents at least once. But I found an article via a friend's Facebook page that put things in a different perspective. Kids who have helicopter parents tend to miss important developmental milestone that support independent living skills.

OK, think about that. How many self-care tasks can your child do on their own, such as folding...
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