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Helping Kids of Divorced Parents Survive the Holidays

  Holiday season is here! These festive holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be exceedingly difficult for children and their parents after divorce. How you handle the holidays in your new family dynamic is important to figure out so that you are not simply on auto-pilot and expecting the holidays to be as they…

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The Role of Stepparents

When one out of two marriages ends in divorce, and 75% remarry, stepfamilies are not an uncommon occurrence anymore. Establishing a stepfamily or blended family can be a challenge, but the challenges depend on the people involved. There are many good things about having a stepfamily, like extra nurturing and security, but there are problems…

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The Truth of Single Fatherhood

Single Fatherhood is not discussed as much as single motherhood. In some aspects, single fatherhood is more difficult because all the help out there for single parents is geared towards mothers. You can walk into any bookstore and find 100’s of books about being a single mom, how to live as a single woman and…

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ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

Not many studies have looked at the long-term effects of ADHD medications. There has been some research done, though, and it raises red flags. Stimulant medications can be effective and provide a relative feeling of safety, but parents are concerned about these ‘mind-altering’ medications being used over a long period of time. Parents and adults…

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PARENTING STYLES: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

  Psychologists have long studied how parents affect their child’s development. Finding actual cause-and-effect links between the actions of parents and future behavior of children is very difficult, however. As a parent, your approach to how you raise your child is as unique as you. People cannot just wake up and be a different person…

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HOW ADHD IMPACTS AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN

  October is Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder Awareness month. This year, 2016, the theme is “Knowing is Better.” It is better for everyone (parents, young adults, adults) to know that ADHD is a part of their or their children’s lives so that they can seek the help that is needed. This helps in school, workplaces and…

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