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Category Archives: Relationships

Observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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How we can get involved during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month that recognizes the importance of families and communities coming together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  A primary goal of this month is to offer educational resources and support to promote the social and emotional well-being

How We Can Say Thank You for This National Single Parents Day

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How we can express our gratitude to all the single parents out there. March 21st is National Single Parents Day. This day is set aside to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and love that single parents give every day.  For those of us who were raised by single parents, hopefully, we recognize how hard our parents worked

Suggestions as to How We Can Support a Loved One Suffering from Depression

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What we can do to help someone suffering from depression. Depression may be one of the most debilitating and frightening mental illnesses.  For those of us who have loved ones suffering from depression, it is highly likely that it may be challenging to offer the support that they need. However, it’s important to remember that even

How We Can Support Our Teens To Abandon Toxic Relationships

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Suggestions as to how we can offer support to our teens. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a month dedicated to creating awareness for the growing epidemic of teen dating violence. As parents, the very idea of our teens beingin an abusive or toxic relationship is most likely abhorrent and heartbreaking.  This is why it’s

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we

Let’s Share Our Gratitude This National Thank You Month

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Celebrating the importance of saying, “thank you.” January is National Thank You Month. As the name suggests, this month encourages us to reach out and express our gratitude to the people who have made a difference in our lives.  Whether we say thanks in an email, text, or letter, it’s recommended that we convey our gratitude. 

Let’s Get in Touch This Write to a Friend Month

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December is Write to a Friend Month. It’s likely that receiving a handwritten letter or card is a distant memory for many of us.  Well, Write to a Friend Month encourages us to change that!  As the name suggests, this month is about connecting with our friends with a heartfelt, handwritten message.  While we can