How to Deal with Your Angry Teenager and Help Them Cope

"The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect to their elders..." Does this sound like something you've said recently about an angry teenager or a quote from a parenting blog? It's actually the words of Socrates spoken nearly 2500 years ago. He's speaking about youth and we can see that issues surrounding them have never changed.…

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9 Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults

Mental illness presents many signs. For teens and adults, the signs of bipolar disorder can sometimes be hard to detect. I was 18 years old when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time, Before my diagnosis, I assumed my actions were just part of my characteristics. Those characteristics were probably the reason for many of the disastrous incidents from my earlier…

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Is Your Child Bullying Others in School? 6 Signs & What to Do

Parents find it hard to believe that their typically angelic children would torment their friends in school. Their angels, much to their dismay, are monsters who indulge in child bullying. With the internet being so pervasive, bullying has taken new forms. Bullies not only harm their victims physically but also emotionally. 6 Signs That Your Child Is Bullying Others How do you know…

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5 Self-Esteem Activities for Kids to Practice in Your Family

You want healthy and well-adjusted kids, but how do you build up their self-esteem to accomplish this? Self-esteem is just like building any other skill, it requires practice, consistency, and patience. When it comes to kids, the whole family needs to be involved and to understand that it will be a work in progress. With several self-esteem activities available, the family needs to…

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Environmental Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Children

The importance of teaching children environmental responsibility can never be understated and ideally begins when they are small. With their childlike sense of wonder and eagerness to learn, environmental responsibility can be modeled and taught to little ones from the moment they are born. Being a role model to your children is key when teaching values and instilling eco-friendly behaviors into their daily…

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How to Teach Your Kids to Accept Responsibility in 6 Ways

One of the most important acts in life is to accept responsibility. Learning from an early age makes things much easier. To accept responsibility for your actions is a testament to a quality character. What I mean is, accepting responsibility prevents you from turning into the perpetual victim. It prevents you from growing into a selfish and callous person. The key to accepting…

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Teens and Peer Pressure: How to Protect Your Child from Bad Influences

As a parent, how can you know when peer pressure has adverse effects on your teen? And most importantly, how to protect them from it? Parenting can be a daunting task with trying to juggle everything in life plus raise children to be good people. Peer pressure and its effects can play an important role in your teen’s present as well as future…

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8 Things Single Parents Struggle with in Life More Than Anyone Else

Single parents go through so much in life. In fact, they suffer more than anyone else when it comes to some things. This post is an incredibly hard one to write for me, as I have struggled during married and being single. Although there were many issues during my marriage, obviously or I might still be married, there were less basic struggles. A…

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6 Smart Parenting Hacks to Help You Raise Intelligent and Kind Children

Everyone wants to raise an intelligent child, right? Well, there are a few parenting hacks which can help you do that. I will say that parenting has been an interesting experience. Looking at a few parenting hacks made me realize that while I failed at some of these, I did manage to excel in just as many or more. As I look at…

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4 Ways Unconditional Parenting Differs from a Conditional One (and How to Practice It)

Think you’re parenting the right way. Well, there are two types of parenting styles: conditional and unconditional parenting. Raising children can be difficult, to say the least. However, there are so many lessons we learn while doing so. As parents, we want the best for our children, but we also want to train them to be a production and loving addition to the…

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