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Archive for April 2017

Work and Your Health

Work is important on many levels to most of us. It is very important doing a job we find satisfying and we enjoy because it can provide a meaningful focus for our lives, as well as bringing in an income. On the money we make, hinges our standard of living, while employment often contributes to…

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Tolerance – A World of Difference

America is a rich blend of cultural traditions from all over the world, so many American families can trace their histories to immigrant ancestors who traveled great distances, hardship and enduring risk to make a home where they would be guaranteed basic freedoms. These freedoms came with a struggle, for many American families, because their…

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My Child Is Stealing: What Should I Do?

Your child helps you clear the table after dinner, does homework on time and even helps with housework on the weekends. So can it be true that this same child is stealing? When a child has been caught stealing, your reaction should depend on whether it’s the first time or there’s a pattern of stealing.…

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Helping Kids Deal With Bullies

Most kids have been teased by a friend or a sibling at some point. And it’s not usually harmful when done in a friendly, playful and mutual way, and both kids find it funny. But when teasing becomes constant, hurtful and unkind it crosses the line into bullying and needs to stop. Bullying is intentional…

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Depression in Young People

Young people can feel sad and worried about life events such as exams, changing schools or moving house, fights with friends or family. If the feelings of sadness affect everyday life, and lasts for weeks or months, the young person may have depression. In young people. symptoms of depression include feeling grumpy, having feeling worthless…

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How to Deal With Puberty?

The time when a young person’s sexual and reproductive organs mature is puberty. The body starts to make hormones that trigger growth and sexual development, before any physical changes happen. Puberty starts at around 10 years for girls and 12 years for boys, take or give a year or so. Physical changes can be seen…

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Smoking tobacco is deadly!

Smoking kills more Americans every year than road accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines…

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How much sleep do preschoolers and big kids need?

Sleep is very important to kids’ well-being, but the link between a child’s behaviour and a lack of sleep isn’t always obvious. When adults are tired, they can be lack energy or grumpy, but kids can become hyper, disagreeable, and have extreme changes in behaviour. There’s no exact amount of sleep that all children of a…

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The Alcohol Hangover

Hangover is a set of unpleasant symptoms that usually follows excessive alcohol intake. Most people can recognise the signs and treat the symptoms themselves, also some people can experience a hangover from one drink. When you drink, the alcohol triggers a number of reactions in your body, which all contribute to a hangover. Depending on…

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Working at a Relationship – Tips for Success

A good relationship generally involves two people who can communicate, respect each other and have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. To meet these challenges, and to keep your relationship happy and healthy, you need to work at it. Relationships are like bank accounts – you will run into difficulties if there are fewer deposits than…

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