Parenting

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Raising An Optimistic Child

If you could immunize your children so they would never have to experience the pain of depression, wouldn’t you line up for the shots?

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Can Peer Pressure Ever Be Positive?

My eight-year-old son was excitedly telling me about a birthday party trip to a popular play place. He casually mentioned that he had a fun and bumpy ride in the back of the parent's van. Upon further inquiries, I discovered that several boys rode in the back of the van with no seat belts.

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Playground Politics - Helping The Timid

"He hit me first!" "Liar, you started it!" "Red Head, Red Head-ha ha!" "She's calling me names!" "Stop picking on me!" As parents and teachers these words are only too familiar.

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Playground Politics

We’ve all heard adults and children talking like this. Is bullying getting worse? Is it a new emerging trend? How many of us can remember humiliations at the hand of school yard bullies! Some of us were not only being bullied by our peers, but by adults.

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