Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Single Fatherhood

  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE!   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…

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The Injustice of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System

The corrupt justice system is causing a serious impediment to any anti-corruption efforts we as a people want to change. What exactly is the criminal justice system? According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, “the criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties…

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Alternative Treatments For Children With ADHD

Update: Since it is Children’s Mental Health Week, I wanted to reintroduce the topic of 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…

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An Inside Guide to Single Parenthood

I am Single Parent to a 9-year-old boy. I don’t fit the stereotype of an African-American single mom. I’m 3x college educated, his dad is active in his life, we co-parent well, we do not depend on government assistance, and we are independent. What has helped is having friends and family support us in raising…

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Effects of Unresolved Trauma on Parenting

Every person is different. Every person has gone through a different life journey. Some people go through traumatic events in their lives that can affect them forever. It can lead to how they parent their own children. A parent’s experiences can have dramatic effects on their parenting behavior and children’s development.  A daughter could lose…

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How to Cultivate Positive Parent-Child Communication

Proper communication between you and your children are essential for a positive, healthy relationship. In addition, the way you and your partner converse with other members of the family can have an impact on your child’s development. Starting your children early with a good communication foundation will help as they get older. The good communication…

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Time Management for Busy Parents

Managing your time as an adult will always be a constant struggle, but being a parent and managing your time adds an extra weight. Being a parent and having a career will mean juggling two consuming and demanding jobs. I am going to share tips on how to organize your time and nurture a strong,…

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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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