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Three Choices Calm People Never Make

I often talk about how to feel calm and the strategies that work in my clinic. Calm is something you can achieve with a combination of thinking, behavior, and lifestyle habits. This is something I’ve learned personally as I’ve moved through life and needed to manage my calm better. There are three things I’ve observed that calm people never choose to do.


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7 Must Read Parenting Books, According to the Experts

If you are anything like me, you want to be the best parent you can be. There is so much parenting advice available in books and blog posts that it can be confusing to know where to begin.   Some parenting books are a wonderful support but there are also some that are potentially harmful to parent-child relationships and can reduce your parenting confidence due to the pressure and sense of failure that following their strict rules and inflexible routines may cause. I wanted to put together a list of the real gems out there. I asked 7 parenting experts from across the world to tell me their favorite parenting book, how it helped them in their parenting and who they would recommend the book to.


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How To De-stress Without Wine

There is nothing wrong with the odd glass of wine, but if it's the only way you know to unwind at the end of a day, it can become problematic. If you want to reduce your reliance on drinking wine or learn other ways to manage stress, including parenting stress, these are the strategies I recommend to people in my clinic.


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7 Quotes That Bring Instant Calm

When a major life event occurs, we can feel as if we are in an unending storm. A calm centre can be hard to find. Equally, many people struggle to feel calm in daily moments. Parents struggling with frustration, customer service employees finding it hard to manage difficult customers, and dealing with daily hassles such as peak-hour traffic are just some examples of what can shift us from calm to stress. At these times it can help to turn to the wisdom of others.


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50 Phrases To Raise A Happy, Confident Kid

Raising happy, confident kids is the goal of most parents. Some parents struggle to find ways to talk with their children to promote happiness and confidence. I recommend using a combination of communication phrases that promote acceptance and develop a growth mindset. Being accepted for who you are by your parent or parents, allows kids to feel safe enough to develop healthily and to thrive. Growth mindset helps kids try and learn new things, to persist, and also deal with difficulties in a more flexible way. Growth mindset is also important for thriving in life.


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