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Growing Up Fast: How To Stay Involved In Your Teen’s Life

You fondly remember the day when your little girl or boy crawled precariously onto your knee. She’d ask you questions about nature or he’d show you his latest stick-figure drawing. Of course, the years

Due Date Jitters? What To Expect After You Give Birth

When your due date arrives, you might think that there will be a lot of hustle and bustle in the delivery room and during the days after delivery. While there will be a few

Great Expectations: How To Talk To Your Teen About Responsibility

Teenagers sometimes think that their job in life is to go to school, talk on the phone, hang out with friends and play video games. While this is true for some, there are responsibilities

Pregnant? Put These Healthy Foods On Your Menu

When you are pregnant, consuming a healthy diet becomes more important in order to give birth to a robust and full-term infant. Understanding the correct foods to eat for meals and snacks might seem

Grief and Loss: Helping Yourself and Others Cope

No one reaction exists to grief. Some people feel a dark cloud overshadowing them; others feel a sense of relief that their loved one is in a better place and free from suffering. Although

The Legal and Emotional Effects Of Filing For Divorce

The divorce process often puts strain on the entire family. Legal and emotional ramifications take their toll on everyone involved in the divorce. Close family members suffer in their relationships with each other. And

Stats and Facts: Not-to-Ignore Signs That You’re Out Of Your Depth With Your Teen

The teen years are full of new experience that can cause significant stress in the lives of teens and their parents. Teens like to experiment with their lives in all kinds of ways. They

Traveling With Kids: What To Enjoy–And What To Avoid!

Traveling with kids is always an adventure, no matter where you destination might be. Follow these tips on what to enjoy (and what to avoid) when traveling with children, and you’ll take the stress

Teaching Your Kids To Avoid Abusive Relationships

Often times, children and teens wind up in abusive relationships because they don’t know how to discern them from healthy relationships. Additionally, it doesn’t help that the media sometimes glamorizes relationships with abusive aspects.

4 Nutritious Packed Lunches That Your Kids Will Actually Eat

If you’re like so many parents, you’re probably concerned that your child isn’t eating a healthy diet while he or she is at school. With the wide availability of lunchroom vending machines and the