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How to Promote Healthy Emotional-Social Development of iGen Teens


In her popular article, Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?, Jean M. Twenge refers to the “iGen”---those born between 1995 and 2012 that have been shaped by smartphones and social media. She says that while this generation might be physically safer than adolescents have ever been (because they’re “more comfortable online than out partying”), they are “on the brink of a mental health crisis.“ She adds that the research says, “The more time teens spend...
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Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb

Far be it from me to imply that I've slipped the shackles of perfectionism. I HAVEN'T. I've been trying for sixteen years (well, off and on.) Actually, I've failed at that too. But if Part 1 about Perfectionism Purgatory rang a bell for you, hopefully this article helps you get free of it.

Here's a few Tips-and-Tricks that've helped me.

Go No Contact with Narcissists: If you haven't done it already, I highly recommend No Contact. You may live...
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How to Start Healing from Codependency

How to stop being codependent
If you have codependent traits, you’re probably wondering how in the world you can change these patterns and stop being codependent. This article will give you a general overview of some of the core components of codependency recovery. There are also many wonderful self-help resources (books, workbooks, support groups and 12-step meetings, etc.) available that...
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How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships

How do you deal with your dysfunctional, toxic, or difficult family members?
The holidays usually mean getting together with family. Family is a blessing in many ways, but it can also present challenges – differing opinions, disrespect, misunderstandings, reminders of past hurts, or plain old getting on each other’s nerves.

If you’re anticipating some challenging situations with your difficult family members this holiday season, you don’t have to feel like a victim....
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Overcoming Perfectionism

6 Easy Ways to Stop Criticizing and Improve Your Relationships


 

Do you frequently criticize your family, friends, or colleagues? Do you focus on their faults? If you recognize (or someone's told you) that you're critical of others, this post is for you.

Some people find it hard to stop themselves from making negative comments about everything and everyone around them. Others hold in their hurt and angry feelings until they can't take it anymore. Then they burst into...
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