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4 Ways to teach your child body positivity

Family Health Parenting Tweens

4 Ways to teach your child body positivity

There is no doubt that the society we live in preaches some pretty unrealistic ideals when it comes to body weight and shape. We are bombarded with retouched and photoshopped images of models that represent about 5% of the population as far as body composition. Is it any wonder that a whopping 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting as a way to change their bodies. The unfortunate thing is that dieting. doesn't. work. So instead we end up in this never-ending cycle of diet-binge-repeat. Children are developing eating disorders earlier and earlier. So how...

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Children and Emotions

Parenting Tweens

Children and Emotions

There was a time when the general opinion was that children should be seen but not heard. Thank goodness that has changed. Instead, we are now so invested in protecting our children from anything adverse life has to offer. Our intentions are heartfelt and sincere. But in our efforts to protect our children from hardships, we are forgetting one important thing: Feelings are important. The good ones AND the bad ones. Nothing breaks a parent's heart more than seeing your child hurting. But in our hurry to make everything better, to ease the distress, we are telling our child to not feel. When...

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Your Child and Curfews

Family Parenting Tweens

Your Child and Curfews

As our kids get older we face new challenges along with special moments as they grow, change and become more independent. For instance, what kind of curfew should you set for your older child, and how do you enforce the curfew? We give you some helpful tips on the process of choosing and following through on a curfew. Choosing the Curfew Choosing the time that your child should be home at night can be tricky. You will need to come to a decision based on your own comfort level and your child’s level of maturity and responsibility. As a jumping...

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