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5 Ways Motivation Can Make a Difference in Teenage Life

5 Ways Motivation Can Make a Difference in Teenage Life

Motivation in teenage life isn’t easy. Teenagers today face an unprecedented level of complexity and pressure as they strive to establish their identities in the digital world. They are in the process of finding themselves, finding their identities, and trying to better themselves.

From navigating social media to developing mentally and physically, finding motivation can be a difficult undertaking for many teens.

But with just the right amount of encouragement, these important years don’t have to be overwhelming; instead, they can serve as positive tools for discovery and growth.

Here are some ways motivation can make a difference in the life of a teenager:

1. Increased confidence.
2. Better school performance.
3. Motivation helps a teenager change their habits.
4. A teen’s life changes drastically with the right motivation.
5. A motivated teen thrives even under challenging circumstances.

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10 Tips to Teach Your Child The Art of Giving

10 Tips to Teach Your Child The Art of Giving

Is there an “art of giving”? I believe there is. Much like how a painter creates unique masterpieces and writers craft heartfelt words, gifting is an opportunity to express care for those around us- it’s one way we show our hearts.

Teaching your child how to give to others can increase their self-esteem and help them look out for others that are less fortunate. It also teaches them that the world doesn’t revolve around them, something all children can learn.

Teaching kids to give also encourages saying no to selfishness and prepares them to be more inclusive towards others.

Try these strategies that may prove useful:

1. Lead by example.
2. Encourage generosity by showing them that their help benefits others.
3. Teach your children to give of their time and energy
4. Give them lessons on sharing.
5. Share how you feel when you give.
6. Consider donor-advised funds.
7. Look for opportunities to give.
8. Start small.
9. Be clear.
10. Teach your children positive values.

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12 Ways Parents Can Help An Only Child Not Feel Lonely

12 Ways Parents Can Help An Only Child Not Feel Lonely

Having an only child gives you a mature, diligent, and conscientious little perfectionist—but it also comes with some tough parenting moments. 

Fifty years ago, people frequently saw only children as socially anxious, shy, pampered, and lonely. However, the tide has shifted, and as the percentage of only children increases, their status in society has risen. According to the Pew Research Center, 22% of youngsters lacked siblings once their mothers reached the end of childbearing age in 2015, compared with 11% in 1967.

Families come in all shapes and sizes. There are families with more than 12 children, and others with none. A small family differs dramatically from a large one and, consequently, comes with an entirely different set of challenges and rewards.

Being an only child has many advantages, but there are disadvantages, too.

Does being an only child mean you are destined to be lonely?

Definitely Not! It’s important to understand that not having more children isn’t hurting your only child and isn’t destined to be lonely, pampered, or spoiled.

As a parent, there is much you can do to help your child adapt to being an only child and suffer less loneliness.

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5 Tips to Empower Your Parenting Skills in the New Year

5 Tips to Empower Your Parenting Skills in the New Year

Parenting Skills in the New Year

As we step into the New Year, we make new promises. As a parent, you may want to know some interesting tips for empowering your parenting skills and continuing to find growth in your parenting.

Make Resolutions for the New Year

Why do people usually create new resolutions for the new year?

Making meaningful resolutions at the beginning of a brand-new year is important. And it is much more essential to accomplish them by the end of the year.

However, parents frequently forget the things they have resolved because of their busy schedules. To avoid this from happening, these should be written down or printed on small flash cards and put where you can always see them. You can also keep them written down by hand in your personal notebook.

Here are some simple suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for parents:

1. Paying attention to your kids
2. A resounding no to False Punishments
3. Parental Patience: Count to 10
4. Keep Your Word
5. Taking care of yourself

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3 Tips to Survive the Holiday Rush

3 Tips to Survive the Holiday Rush

The holidays are supposed to be a wonderful time for you and your family, though sometimes the stresses leading up to the holidays make it seem quite the opposite.

Usually, parents find themselves feeling overwhelmed with all of the things they have to do. It can be difficult to keep up with everything while still maintaining your sanity.

But don’t worry—it is possible to survive the holiday rush without turning into a Grinch. Remember that even in poor economic times, there are ways to enjoy yourself and survive the holiday rush.

With just a little bit of careful planning, surviving (and even thriving!) through the holidays won’t seem quite so daunting. With these simple strategies, you’ll be able to stay in control of your schedule so that you can actually enjoy quality family time without spending too much on gifts or treats!

Try these 3 tips:

1. Spending Money
2. Planning Your Budget
3. Dealing With Stress

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5 Tips to Reduce Your (and Your Child’s) Holiday Stress

5 Tips to Reduce Your (and Your Child’s) Holiday Stress

Enjoy the Holiday Without the Stress!

Every holiday really is the best of times and the worst of times. As the holiday season approaches, your stress level will undoubtedly escalate. Our tidings of joy and comfort can so easily be devoured by the relentless stress of doing it all, getting it all, and buying it all.

In addition to your regular work schedule, home and kids, you’ve got more shopping to do, menus to plan, and food to prepare. And because stress can ripple out to our spouse, children, coworkers, and others, the benefits of reducing it ripple out to others too. The good news is that you can still lower your holiday stress even with all the extra activities and preparations.

To help you along your journey, here are some proven strategies to help you decrease your holiday stress.

1. Start your holiday planning and preparations earlier.
2. Scale down your holiday plans.
3. Take time-saving shortcuts.
4. Acknowledge that everything doesn’t need to be perfect.
5. Decide on your course of action

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7 Tips to Fend Off Holiday Stress

7 Tips to Fend Off Holiday Stress

Holiday stress can affect anyone, even children. There are a lot of expectations around the holidays. Many people associate the holidays with family gatherings, parties, and happy memories. These expectations can be stressful.

When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try these 7 steps to ensure you have a stress-free holiday:

1. Plan Ahead
2. Maintain Healthy Eating Habits
3. Saying “No”
4. Get Some Sun
5. Make The Choice to Be as Happy as Possible.
5. Make The Choice to Be as Happy as Possible
6. Take a Break
7. Practice gratefulness

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Tips For Parents On Managing Holiday Stress

Tips For Parents On Managing Holiday Stress

Managing holiday stress seems inevitable—that whirlwind of holiday parties, gift-giving, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving, and continues to gain momentum through the end of the year.

Adults know that the holidays are stressful, often bringing unwelcome guests—stress and depression. According to a C.S. survey, one in five parents claim that their stress levels ruin the holidays for their children. We want to think of the holidays as joyful, but they can also be a challenging time for many families.

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