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Three Tools to Teach Your Child Soft-Skills

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This post on promoting soft skills, written by Dr. Courtney Bolton, is brought to you thanks to our partnership with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. Please...

Soft Skills: What Harvard and Google Have to Say About Raising Successful Kids

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This post on promoting soft skills, written by Dr. Courtney Bolton, is brought to you thanks to our partnership with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. Please...
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Let’s Talk About It

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October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My day of remembrance and loss is October 24th, because that was my baby’s birthday; or what most...
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Accept and Connect:: World Breastfeeding Week

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Breast is best. You’ve heard it before. Fed is best. I bet you’ve heard that too. We live in a connected world where everyone has opinions . It wasn’t too long ago that women who...

We Are a Transgender Family: Transgender Awareness Week

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It only took one second, one phrase, for my life to change. “I want to be a boy!” my then 15-year-old daughter screamed at me on a ride home from a friend’s house after I demanded...

My Story of Survival: Ending an Abusive Relationship

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Where does one begin when it comes to telling their story? As I sit here and reminisce on the years of mental and physical abuse I endured, I still wonder how I ever made...

The Pain Never Fades: My Story of Abuse

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Emily jumped up onto Noah and threw her legs around him; he supported her weight effortlessly. We all smiled. Laughed a little. They were adorable.  My nephew Noah was a freshman football player. Emily, a...

Identifying Loss-of-Control Eating in Our Children {Guest Post}

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As a mom of a 4- and 6-year old and a psychologist whose research focuses on eating and weight disorders, I frequently worry about my kids’ eating and activity habits (among many, many other...
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I Can’t Get There, Kindergarten Mamas

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Quiet cool air tiptoes in between little breaks in heat waves. A tiny dance of crispness tests the end of August. The first day of school will soon buzz in, bringing the movement of...

Being Present for my Kids (A Father’s Perspective)

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  I was truly blessed as a child. I had the great fortune to grow up comfortably in a two-parent home and was surrounded by extended family.  Growing up, I didn’t always appreciate what I...