Tag Archives: Kids

When They Find Out They Are Adopted: What to Expect

Even though adoption is a beautiful thing for both foster children and foster parents, it is never easy for an adopted child to find out that they are not living with their biological parents. It is also very difficult for foster parents to tell that truth to their child. In this article, we will try

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Understanding Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Children can exhibit signs of anxiety disorders as young as age one. A fear of strangers and aversion to separation from caregivers usually spur the initial feelings of anxiety. During normal growth and development, most kids grow out of these fears. Some children, however, never stop feeling anxious about the smallest changes. Others begin to

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What Is Child Depression?

Depression is typically a condition associated with adults, but childhood depression is also a very real as well as often elusive illness. So, what is child depression? Depression in children is prevalent. If your child does display the symptoms and signs of depression, regardless of their age, it is extremely important to seek medical help

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What Is Global Warming? How Can We Reverse It?

In the last few years, the world has experienced unusual variations in environmental conditions. From extensive heat waves to droughts, from extreme fluctuations of temperatures to alarming deforestation, the global climate is evermore changing. An excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) gases causes heat to be trapped in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels such as coal,

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Fire Safety for Kids

Millions of families struggle with the loss of property and family members following a fire. A fire can destroy lives, and leave families struggling financially, emotionally and spiritually, as these families try to piece their lives back together. Children are often victims of a house fire, as they are left home alone, or they are

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How to Minimize the Effects of Divorce on Children

As parents it can be very easy to get caught up in all of the emotions that come along with divorce. Sometimes there is no way to keep the tension, anger, sadness and stress from taking over and allowing you to act against your better judgment. Divorce is a terribly difficult life event, not only

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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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Types of Learning Disabilities

Sometimes it seems like we hear a lot about learning disabilities, those who are afflicted with them as well as what to do about them. Unfortunately, the problem often begins before these kinds of questions: What are they? Simply stated, learning disabilities are an umbrella term for a number of different problems experienced by those

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A Guide to Mood Disorders in Children

A Guide to Mood Disorders in Children A mood disorder is defined as any type of disorder that primarily affects the emotions. Mood disorders are also known as “affective disorders”, as they dramatically impact one’s “affect” or emotional state. Mood disorders can affect children as well as adults, and can cause a variety of symptoms

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How to Master Storytelling for Your Kids

Once upon a time, storytelling was the only form of entertainment that existed. This was before the Internet, before television, before movies, and even before books were available for popular reading. The Tradition of Storytelling There are still some remote areas in parts of the world where storytelling is the only form of entertainment. Moreover, some

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Family Rules for all Homes

Family forms the basic unit of society. Families come in all types and sizes, but no matter their format, they have to answer some very basic questions. What household rules will you enforce? How can you provide the best environment for your children to reach their highest potential as they grow? Parents must establish their family

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Understanding Children and Divorce

Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult, but it can be necessary if there are problems the couple can’t overcome. However, when there are children involved with your divorce, it can be even more difficult. Parents separating can be a child’s worst nightmare, making it difficult to adjust. It is up to the

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