10 Steps To Create A Prosperous 2018

10 Steps To Create A Prosperous 2018

It’s a New Year.  

When the ball dropped at 12 am on January 1, 2018 your life was magically reset, and the slate was wiped clean.  At this moment you are starting a brand new chapter, where the pages are still unwritten.  Your outlook on the upcoming year is filled with possibilities and opportunities.

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I can’t keep calm because I have anxiety!

I can’t keep calm because I have anxiety!

Sound familiar? You are not alone. Almost everyone I know has been experiencing anxiety in some form recently. Whether it is from politics, concerns about health care, police brutality, life stress, loss, hormonal changes, or some unknown reason – there is a lot to feel anxious about these days!

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The Benefits of Infant Massage

The Benefits of Infant Massage

An infant massage not only ensures quality time between the parent and the infant, but it improves the well being of the baby as well. Massages control hormones, which lead to controls of stress, improve sleep and minimize crying...

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Self-esteem: Development & Growth of Children

Self-esteem: Development & Growth of Children

Self-esteem is important for the development and growth of children. Children who have low self-esteem, have negative thoughts about themselves, give up easily and feel like they do not belong at school or in groups/sports...

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5 Ways to Improve Family Wellness

5 Ways to Improve Family Wellness

Everyone wants their family to be healthy and well. However, with our fast paced lives and work schedules, we might not always have time to improve our family's wellness. We learned via Kaplan University 5 easy ways you can help your family become healthier.

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4 Ways To Manage Parenting Stress

4 Ways To Manage Parenting Stress

Parents are often feeling stressed out from managing busy schedules and raising kids. We learned via Psychology Today that there are several ways to decrease stress in parents. They reported that, "Numerous studies have shown that parents who report higher levels of parenting stress are more likely to be authoritarian, harsh, and negative in their interactions with their child (e.g., Deater-Deckard & Scarr, 1996). Furthermore, parenting stress decreases the quality of the parent-child relationship." 

Here are 4 ways you can destress and create harmony as a family! 

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How Infant Massage Helps Reduce Stress In Premature Babies

How Infant Massage Helps Reduce Stress In Premature Babies

According to an article by Medical Daily, infant massage has great effects for premature babies. However, they reported that infant massage "can markedly reduce stress in male preemie babies, though the effect is not as great for females."

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Support Systems Are Vital in Preventing Teenage Depression

Support Systems Are Vital in Preventing Teenage Depression

We learned via The Science Daily that new research from the University of Cambridge found that friendships and family support are highly important in helping prevent depression among teenagers. Moreover, they found that "teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school". 

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5 Tips To Talk To Your Child About Body Image

5 Tips To Talk To Your Child About Body Image

It is never too late to teach children about body positivity! An article by Romper shared tips for how to talk to your children about body image. Knowing how to communicate healthy messages about body image to kids is an important skill every parent should learn. 

Here are 5 tips to help you start the conversation! 

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Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

According to the Huffington PostPediatricians often recommend parents routinely read aloud to their young children. Research shows that reading aloud to children activates the parts of their brains that help with mental imagery and understanding narrative. This is key for the development of language and literacy.

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How to Help Your Baby Develop Fine Motor Skills

How to Help Your Baby Develop Fine Motor Skills

Being a parent is tough work and helping your baby develop fine motor skills may not be the first thing you add to your daily to-do list. Parents Magazine offers a few ways you can help your baby develop manual dexterity by simply playing with their hands! 

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Massaged Your Baby Today? Study Says Massage Good for Baby & Dad

Massaged Your Baby Today? Study Says Massage Good for Baby & Dad

The National Fatherhood Initiative is a major advocate for infant massage between fathers and their babies. Naturally, mothers are the primary caregivers to their newborn babies. However, that does not mean that dads are left out. Research shows that "when a child has a significant bond with their father, this bond contributes greatly to child outcomes. " Child do better physically, emotionally and scholastically when both parents are involved in their lives.  

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Words of Wisdom, From Debolina Dutta

Words of Wisdom, From Debolina Dutta

Debolina Dutta is a teen educator and she has worked in public, private, and international high schools for 15 years. On March 16, Debolina will be facilitating a guided conversation group for parents about sexuality and changing bodies with psychotherapist Leah Chalofsky. Debolina believes that knowledge of ones body empowers people to make educated decisions for themselves. She offers parents and guardians a few words of wisdom about parenting during this transitional period for tweens and teens.

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How Can Parents Talk to Their Children About Sexuality and Changing Bodies?

How Can Parents Talk to Their Children About Sexuality and Changing Bodies?

According to an article by Planned Parenthood, it is best to start talking to children about sexuality early on in their childhood. They stated that, “Talking with children about sex and sexuality may be uncomfortable at first, but it gets easier with time and practice.” In addition, there are many ways to start conversations about sex and sexuality with your kids. 

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

We all hear time after time that reading to children is essential to their development. But, what exactly are the specific advantages your child can gain? Here are some benefits that highlight the importance of reading to your child via earlymoments.com:

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