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Dealing With Teen Disrespect

Disrespectful or rude behavior in teenagers is common. There are reasons for your child’s behavior, but this phase will usually pass and there are tips that can help you handle disrespect from your child in the meantime. Some disrespect is a normal part of teenage development. This is partly because your child is learning to…

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a word that usually refers to drugs. When someone first uses drugs, we call it substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they have to have that drug. People can be addicted to…

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Preventing Violence Against Women

It is never too early to talk with your child about respectful relationships. Early conversations and role- modeling will help your child develop and maintain respectful relationships throughout life. Also, open, early conversations also send the message that your child can come to you to talk about his relationships. As a parent, there is a…

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The Whole Family Can Learn Together

Families encourage learning in lots of fun ways, making a big difference in their children’s growth and development. Families can make a big difference by helping children to learn new things, reading and supporting their interests. Who is a family? All the people who share in the caring and nurturing of a child are family.…

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Blogging and Posting Photos about Your Child

Posting comments about or photos of your child can be a nice way to share your child’s special moments. Images of your child and comments about him cannot be entirely removed from the internet, they become part of his digital footprint. Find out how your child feels about you posting photos, videos, and pieces of…

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Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States, and the troubling truth about heart disease doesn’t stop there. Every 34 seconds, someone has a heart disease-related event, about 787,650 Americans die from heart disease each year, on average, over 2,150 Americans die from heart disease each day, with one death every 40 seconds…

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Safe Drinking

Drinking can be fun, but too much alcohol can lead to injury, accidents, serious embarrassment, and long-term health problems. Drinking can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you learn as much as you can about the effects of alcohol on the body. It is recommended healthy adults drink a max of 2…

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Teenage Friends and Friendships

As your child enters the teenage years, friends will become more important. Positive, accepting and supportive friendships are an important part of the journey to adulthood for your child. They can help teenagers learn important social and emotional skills, like being sensitive to other people’s feelings, thoughts, and wellbeing. Even teenagers might be focused on…

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When Your Teen Is Having a Baby

People feel all sorts of things when they hear their child is going to become a parent at a young age. You could feel shocked, disappointment, anger, and concern about your child’s future. On the other hand, you might think it is wonderful and feel excited about becoming a grandparent. You are also likely to…

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Living with Grandparents

Grandparents are the parents of your mum and of your dad, so that means you may have two grandmothers and two grandfathers and if you are lucky you get to see them fairly often. Even if you do not see them very often you know that there are people other than your parents who love…

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