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Asylum without Safety: Bullying in Lebanon and the Refugee Crisis

The causes and effects of major issues like bullying are always subject to many cultural-specific factors. In a country like Lebanon, where cities may constitute of inhabitants from different religious sects and a variety of nationalities, including Syrian and Palestinian refugees, the conflicts between the adults can find their way to the school environment. Intolerance

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Convincing Children to Have Sympathy Early On

Ask each generation of parents and the response will likely be that trying to teach kids a natural level of sympathy seems to be getting harder and harder. With the modern world bombarded with media and visuals that show hardness, violence, crime, a lack of empathy, and competition at all costs being the true winners,

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How to Parent With The Ultimate Optimism

It is not so much what happens in life that is as important as how a person feels about it. Positive thoughts create positive results, enter Optimism.  There is an ancient story about a farmer. He worked his land with the help of his only son using a single horse he owned. One day they horse

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How to Raise Children and Young People with Integrity

What Does Integrity Mean? There are several good definitions of integrity. A particularly good definition of integrity is that it is the moral foundation that is the touchstone for your actions. Yet another good definition of this word notes that integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Integrity is one

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How to Teach Thankfulness to Children

Children are naturally self-centered and they won’t become thankful on their own. It’s important to teach thankfulness to children because this character trait has the ability to improve an individual’s happiness and health. While teaching your kids to say “please” and “thank you” is definitely a good start, there’s a lot more to gratitude than

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Teaching Your Children to Tell the Truth

Telling lies and being dishonest are two of the biggest problems when it comes to individuals interacting with one another. Lies and deception can ruin even the strongest of relationships. It is extremely important that children are taught the value of honesty at a very young age. Toddlers do not know how to lie. It

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How to Tackle Aggression in Children

While most children become upset at one time or another, there are some children who react to negative situations with aggression. This can be either direct or passive aggression, both of which can present their own challenges. For many parents, dealing with an aggressive child can be complicated and may not come naturally. For this

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How to Not Antagonize your Children

Do you know what it means to be antagonistic? Do you know that your behavior can affect your children in a positive or negative way? The definition of antagonize means to, (1) “incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in. (2) To counteract.” (The Free Dictionary)  To define this further we need to look

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How to Teach Your Child Responsibility

One of the biggest problems in today’s society is the lack of taking responsibility, especially in regard to the younger generations. When individuals fail to be responsible for their actions, life tends to become more chaotic. For this reason, it’s important to make sure parents are ready to teach their children how to take responsibility

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Raising A Non- Boastful Child

Self-confidence, arrogance and being boastful are often confused with one another, while each has a very distinct meaning. A child will often pay very close attention to where their parent’s place value, adjusting their perception of self worth accordingly. If the parents are wise, they will temper their praise with encouragement that shows their children there

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Combating Bullying with Kindness

Kindness is like a magic formula that can change people’s hearts and lives for the better. Acts of kindness not only benefit others but help to lift your own spirit so that you have a better outlook on life. According to scientific studies, kindness offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits. Kind hearted

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My Child is Egotistical and Bullying Others

My Child is an Egotistical Bully, What Do I do? When a parent is faced with the grim truth that their own offspring is a bully, this can be hard to digest. However, there is still time to remedy the situation if parents are willing to go the distance. There are times when a child

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