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What Is a Predator?

We do everything we can to protect our children, however, there are those who are determined to cause harm onto others, regardless of sex or age. To help prevent ourselves and our children from falling victim to a predator, it is important to first understand the answer to the question: “what is a predator?” What

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Fostering Healthy Body Image and Self-Esteem in Teenagers

Body image issues tend to afflict most teenagers as they’re growing up. A kid or teenager, especially as they hit puberty, goes through a lot of bodily changes. They also become more self-aware of their own bodies and those of others. This inevitably leads to comparisons with others in which a teenager may not be

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The World of an Autistic Child

An autistic child can be extremely difficult to figure out. Their behavior is perplexing and challenging. The thing to remember is that they are children just trying to figure out the world while learning to live with this handicap. Autism Spectrum Disorder The first thing to learn as a parent of an autistic child is

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Teaching Children to Reach Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a “… state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas….”[1] Conflict is as inevitable as breathing. Without conflict, you probably are not living life to its fullest. The problem is that many of us view conflict always in negative terms. Therefore, we avoid it. Worse yet, we give our children the impression

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Suicide Facts Parents Should Know

Suicide can be a frightening word to parents of teenagers. The challenge of raising a teenager in today’s world is hard enough without the added stress of worrying about their child’s risks of harming themselves. However, it is important that parents have awareness of suicide facts that may impact their teen. Suicide is the third

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What Is Social Networking?

The Internet has rapidly changed and grown over the past 15 to 20 years. Unfortunately, many parents don’t know as much about how the Internet works than their children do, which can pose a problem. Most teenagers and younger children are using a number of websites their parents aren’t familiar with. Some of the most

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Adopted Children: Putting a New Face on an Old Procedure

What exactly is child adoption? As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, child adoption is a legal procedure that is used to create a family relationship where one did not previously exist between the parties. By authorizing the adoption of children, jurisdictions are able to arrange family environments for homeless, at risk and orphaned children in

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