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August 2019 - Mended Hearts

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Body image and self-esteem start in the mind, not in the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth. Healthy body image and self-esteem are a big part of well-being. Body image is mental and emotional: it’s both the mental picture that you...

7 Ways Schools Can Prevent Bullying

Bullying is always in the news. Most recently there was a story about a mom who hit a child on a school bus because he was bullying her daughter. Taking matters into her own  hands was certainly the wrong thing to do. Unfortunately, many parents feel alone with the...

How to Ease Back-to-School Stress

The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid-back summer to the...

Struggles are OK

It’s OK to struggle. Every parent has struggles, and every child goes through struggles, too. It’s important that we remember that effort and failure are as much a part of learning as ease and success. Our culture creates the illusion that ease and success are the...