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Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Do you ever find yourself worrying your teenager is addicted to their phone? You may be right! In recent months, smart phone and social media designers from Silicon Valley have been going public about the addictive nature of their products. Online games, social media sites, Internet video chatting, video streaming and apps are all designed specifically to release dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released from the brain’s reward and pleasure region. It is often released when we use social media because the colors, notifications, buttons and features are all created specifically to make people crave the interaction again and again. An article in...

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Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

A New Year’s resolution is, traditionally, an individual pledge to meet certain goals in the new year. The most common New Year’s resolutions are: losing weight, eating healthier/exercising more and saving money. These resolutions are great goals to have, and will benefit your life and probably your families lives as well, if you can actually stick to them. Over 90% of people give up on their resolutions and slip back into their normal routines before the year is halfway over. This usually happens because the goal was too overwhelming, and because the only accountability was to oneself. This year, why not do resolutions differently? Why not make a resolution that...

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Solving Sexual Dissatisfaction

Solving Sexual Dissatisfaction

Are you and your partner on the same page when it comes to your unanimous sexual pleasure? Do you have sex at a frequency that pleases you both? You might want to shy away from these questions, but the truth is that sex plays a crucial role in relationships. Sex is a natural way to express intimacy, trust, desire and love between partners. It can add energy and happiness to a relationship. However, if one or both partners is uncomfortable or dissatisfied, sex can create hostility, guilt, and anger. This is because everyone has different expectations, needs and desires, and many people have difficulty communicating with their partners about what they want sexually and...

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Tips for Helping your Child Transition to Middle School

Tips for Helping your Child Transition to Middle School

As the summer comes to an end, kids across the country are making the move from elementary school to middle school. If your child is about to step into a middle school for the first time, they are probably experiencing a mixture of nervousness, fear, sadness, and excitement. This is a time when kids are beginning to make the jump from childhood to adulthood. Your role as a parent is to find a balance of support, guidance, structure and discipline at this emotional time for your child. Below are some tips to help you and your child through the process. Tip 1 – Be prepared Get a list of school supplies from the school and make sure your child knows how to use them. Read...

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Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

  When we’re young, parents shape our entire world. We learn from them, look up to them, are loved by them and, at times, may feel hurt by them.  As a child, it’s impossible to see parents for who they really are – normal people who have fears, anxieties and sometimes, mental health issues. They struggle to provide the best life they can for their children, but not all parents are emotionally able to provide the love and support children need for healthy development. This is true in the case of narcissistic parents.   What is a narcissist? A narcissist is a person who has a mental disorder called a narcissistic personality disorder. A narcissist...

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