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How To Manage Childhood Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood and growing up, and it’s safe to say everyone experiences some level of anxiety through their lifetime. For a certain number of people, though, childhood anxiety may turn into teen and adult anxiety. In fact, we all probably know an adult whom we think of as a chronic “worry wart,” but does that meant they’re affected by anxiety?

As parents, learning how to manage childhood anxiety can be beneficial both for your children and the adults they will become.

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Easy Family Therapy Exercises You Can Do At Home

During the last few decades TV comedy sitcoms have showcased dysfunctional families, several of which have become big hits. However, it’s not so comical or entertaining if you happen to be, in reality, part of a dysfunctional family, especially for the children.

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How Parents Can Manage Personality Traits of the Oldest Child

First borns are a enigmatic group. Twenty-one US Presidents were first borns or first born sons, as are the majority of CEOs. There are a number of personality traits of the the oldest child that psychologists tell us are common, but these traits can become positive or negative. Of course nothing is universal, so not all first borns fit into this schematic. They won’t all act exactly the same, but they do have a lot in common.

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8 Great Habits For Kids To Have Early In Life

little girl reading a bookMost parents are well aware that telling children what to do and how to act is far less effective than showing them what to do and how to act. Teaching children what is a good habit early in life works best when the habit or behavior is modeled by the parents themselves.

Whether the child is 3 or 13, kids look to their parents for guidance, so consider these 8 great habits for kids to develop early in life.

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Child on scaleChildhood obesity is becoming a major issue for American children. In fact, according to the CDC, one in six children / adolescents is classified as obese.

The percentage of obese children has tripled since 1980. Since the effects of childhood obesity can have long-term consequences, this issue must be addressed before it gets worse.

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4 Reasons Why It’s Good for Your Toddler to Throw a Tantrum

child throwing temper tantrumWe have all been there.

Whether with our own children or as innocent bystanders in the checkout line at our local grocery store. We have all seen a child have a complete meltdown, which almost always leads to an embarrassed look from the child’s parent or caretaker. However, these types of tantrums are not all bad and can actually help your child in many ways.

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7 Sun Safety Tips for Children

Girl with Sunglasses in PoolAs the weather warms up, it’s no surprise that your kids are going to want to be outside. It’s less of a surprise that you’re going to love getting them out of the house! However, it’s important to know that sun, even in small doses, can cause harm to your child if not protected. 

Whether it’s playing in the yard, swimming at the pool, or just taking the dog for a walk, it’s important to take a few extra steps to ensure your little one’s safety. Here are a few tips to help you remember. 

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Preventing Playground Injuries

Children playing on a playgroundIt’s that time of year again, the weather is getting nicer and you may be bringing your kids out to the playground or park. However, playgrounds are accident-prone areas for kids. Accidents happen even if you take every precaution, but there are things you can do to lessen the risk of injury at the playground.

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