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  • How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly

    How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly0

    By Joan Goodchild It’s been 10 years since Hal Runkel, author and licensed family and marriage therapist, first published his book, Screamfree Parenting. While the ideas behind creating a happier, calmer household free of yelling haven’t changed, the world has — drastically. And a lot of that has to do with our dependence on devices,

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  • 7 Ways to Raise a Giver in a Gimme World

    7 Ways to Raise a Giver in a Gimme World0

    By Janeen Lewis Like most parents, I often wonder what kind of adults my children will be when they grow up. I hope they will become altruistic individuals, giving more to the world than they take. But my children are constantly bombarded by messages from billboards, celebrity figures, and TV commercials that scream the opposite:

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  • A Parent’s Guide to Screen-Free Play 

    A Parent’s Guide to Screen-Free Play 0

    By Jodi Healy With increasing stimulus and access to technology, it can seem difficult to keep a young mind curious and kindled with items as basic as caps and water. However, children learn through play, and one of the greatest opportunities we have to keep children busy is through the right types of play. Play

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  • What Is Asperger Syndrome?

    What Is Asperger Syndrome?0

    By Richard Barnes, Photography by Barnes Portrait Design We always knew our second son wasn’t like the rest. He is very creative, allowing himself to be fully consumed by movies and television. After seeing The Lion King on Broadway, he became Simba. When he was Tarzan, he insisted on wearing only a small cloth wherever

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  • Will Do: An 8-Step Estate Planner for Parents

    Will Do: An 8-Step Estate Planner for Parents0

    By MaryJo Kurtz Do you have a will? Chances are that you don’t. A 2016 Gallup poll survey shows that only 44% of Americans have a will, a notable drop from 51% in 2005. This is alarming news, especially for families with minor children, because it means that a significant number of parents are trusting

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  • Simple Ways Parents Can Help Children Build a Positive Body Image

    Simple Ways Parents Can Help Children Build a Positive Body Image1

    By Melissa Shaw A child’s body image continues to be a major worry for parents, and numbers from StatisticBrain.com reinforce their concern: * 42% of first through third grade girls want to be thinner * 81% of 10 year-olds are afraid of being considered fat * 25% of teenage boys report being teased for their

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