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...

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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...

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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...

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How To Feel Good Enough

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, shared in a speech that no matter how charmed her life looks, every day she falls short of what she had hoped to accomplish. Then she has to consciously stop her brain from beating herself up for her shortcomings. She...

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10 Simple Ways to Find Happiness

We all want to feel happy, and each of us has different ways of getting there. Here are 10 steps you can take to increase your joie de vivre and bring more happiness into your life: Be with others who make you smile. Studies show that we are happiest when we are...

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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a therapeutic intervention that incorporates animals, such as horses, dogs, cats, pigs, and birds, into the treatment plan. It is used to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy. When It's Used Animal-assisted therapy can...

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ADHD and Anxiety in Children

Kids with ADHD often have issues with working memory, organization and time management that make it hard to follow daily routines. This can lead to chronic stress. Kids with ADHD may also have more trouble managing stress than kids who don’t have ADHD. That’s...

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