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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

Smile! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Let’s encourage our kids to take better care of their dental health this February. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  A major goal of this month is educating children about proper oral hygiene practices.  As parents, it’s important that we teach our kids how to take care of their dental health. Because of this month,

How We Can Better Ensure That Our Children Are Using Social Media Safely

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Let’s do our best to protect our children with their online behaviors. Today, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the influence of social media.  As parents, there will come a time when our children will want to make their own accounts.  While the idea of our kids on social media can be terrifying, it’s not something

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

Keep it Cool—Tips to Alleviate Family Tensions this Thanksgiving

fighting couple

Here’s some stress busters for a conflict-free Thanksgiving. While the holidays are about celebrating family togetherness, spending too much time with our loved ones may inadvertently lead to tension and conflict.   To help us maintain a stress free Thanksgiving, here are some suggestionsthat we can do to keep arguments at bay. Pick Our Battles Part

Understanding Genealogy on National Family History Month

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October is National Family History Month. October is National Family History and, as the name suggests, this month is dedicated to learning more about our ancestors.  One suggestion is by exploring our genealogy. According to Merriam Webster the definition has four iterations and they are: Definition of genealogy 1: an account of the descent of a person, family,