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Parenting
09/03/2013
Self-Respect Gets No Respect Parents worry about self-esteem with their children. A low self-esteem is correlated with poor academic and personal development. Building a healthy self-esteem takes years, and parents, teachers and the child's community help foster the child to feel good about him or herself while growing up... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Internet-Media, Internet/Media, Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, MaryJoRapini.com, Morals/Ethics/Values, Personal Responsibility, Personal Responsiblity, Self-respect, Sex, Social Issues, Teens, Values
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08/26/2013
Say What? Three Tips to Help Parents to Make Communication with Teens Easier Parents desperately want to communicate with their kids. But few know how to get a tight-lipped teen to open up. The result is a dead-end "chat" that leaves both parent and child feeling disconnected... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Family/Relationships - Teens, Health, Self-esteem, Teens, Values
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08/19/2013
When Sibling Rivalry Turns to Sibling Bullying Siblings naturally fight and argue, and most of us have experienced fighting with our brothers or sisters while growing up. But what should you do when sibling rivalry takes on the tone of bullying? More >>

Tags: Bullying, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, MaryJoRapini.com, Parenting, Raising kids, Relatives, Sibling rivalry, Siblings
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08/12/2013
Why I Won't Let My Sixth Grader Have a Cell Phone Should you give your middle schooler a cell phone? Our Kid Focused author weighs in... More >>

Tags: Education, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Family/Relationships - Teens, Good Will Hunting, Kelly Corrigan, Kids, Matt Damon, Middle school, Parenting, Smart phone, Stay-at-Home Mom, TED talks, Teens
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07/29/2013
What Is Your Toddler Really Thinking? Kids may say the darndest things, but toddlers are fountains of "no!"... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Feelings, Kids, Parenting, Paul C. Holinger, PaulCHolinger.com
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07/15/2013
The Magic of 3 Certain places are inappropriate to bring a child under 3, and a movie theater is one of them... More >>

Tags: Despicable Me 2, Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Kids, Movie Review, Movies, Parenting, Stay-at-Home Mom, Taking kids to the movie theater
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07/01/2013
Why Are Our Children No Longer Excellent? Excellence is an elusive goal of parenthood. Should we want our children to be excellent and if so, how do we turn this young boy eating doodle bugs on the porch into an excellent dentist? More >>

Tags: Character, Character-Courage-Conscience, Children, College, Education, Kids, Parenting, Perfection, Personal Responsibility, Responsibility, School, Setting goals, Stay-at-Home Mom, Students, Values
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06/24/2013
Dos and Don'ts for Parents of Summer Campers The official start of summer is here, and for many parents and kids, that means summer camp. Many of us grew up with wonderful memories of summer-filled days at camp. Today, sending your child to camp involves an understudy of camping knowledge and skill. More >>

Tags: Education, Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, MaryJoRapini.com, Parenting
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06/24/2013
Four Ways to Prevent Losing Yourself in Motherhood So many women lose themselves in motherhood. I call this the "Silent War," the process of slowly fading away from yourself, your interests and your passions without even realizing that it is happening. More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Compassion, Happiness, Health, Kindness, Motherhood, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Pregnant, Reconnect, Values, Women's Point of View
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06/18/2013
The Graduation Speech Your Kids Really,Really Need to Hear ..I was sorry to hear that the reality TV star who was to have been your commencement speaker today had to bow out at the last minute. I was delighted, however, when the Trustees called me an hour ago and asked me to fill in. More >>

Tags: Budget, Cliff Ennico, Economy, Education, Family/Relationships - Teens, Finances, Graduation, Stay-at-Home Mom, SucceedingInYourBusiness.com, Teenagers, Teens, Work from Home
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