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5 Ways to raise your kids into culturally aware citizens of tomorrow

We live in a culturally diverse world and whether we admit it or not, it affects every part of our lives – the same way it affects our developing kids. So, how do you raise your kids to become a well-mannered, culturally aware citizen of tomorrow? In this article, we’ll look into some of the ways you can do just …

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Steps to Begin End of Life Planning with Parents

For those with aging parents, having a discussion about end of life planning is not an easy or straightforward task. Creating a path to clear and honest communication, along with understanding a parent’s wishes takes patience as well as knowledge of what should and can be planned out in advance. In many families, end of life planning is not talked …

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How To Teach Your Kids to Save Money Regardless of Age

Some parents think that it might be too early to teach young kids about how to handle money. That they might not be able to get a full grasp of what it means to save for something you want or for emergencies. But even schools have started putting financial literacy in the curriculum for kids as young as 11 years …

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How To Help Your Teen Become a Healthy Adult

One of the most rewarding experiences any parent will ever have is bringing a child into this world. Not only will you have a feeling of satisfaction when you become a parent and raise a child, but being a parent also gives you the chance to learn, develop yourself, and grow as a person. A lot of parents are fascinated …

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Child Safety with Mobile Phones

If you’re a parent, you probably worry what the risks are to your child having their own mobile phone. You likely have thought about the pros and cons, realizing there are solid benefits, but also carries risk. How can you be a responsible, informed parent that prioritizes on safety? Certainly, you will lay down grounds rules for your child, but …

Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder

Despite meaning well, we often deliver the wrong message to our teens. When we caution them to practice “safe sex,” we are actually encouraging them to have sex. They don’t need very much encouragement to follow that advice! And if they do so, they discover far too late that children and teens having sex is like living in the eye …

What we learn from children

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child (Longfellow) “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.” Sound familiar? Who do you suppose said that? It was Socrates! He said that more than 2,400 years ago. So the world hasn’t changed much, has it? It seems …

We don’t grow up until we look up to others

Do you enjoy being admired? Of course you do. We all do. After all, we have an innate desire to be admired. We want to be respected and held in high regard. Since we all feel that way, my statement comes as no surprise. However, what we may overlook is that we have an equally strong desire to admire and …