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6 Healthy Tips to Avoid Holiday Family Drama

6 Healthy Tips to Avoid Holiday Family Drama

Holiday family drama is inevitable nowadays. During the holidays, it’s normal to indulge in joyous celebrations, tempting dishes, and the company of your loving family. Although this is the ideal, picture-perfect holiday sight, most families live in a far different scene.

If you’re sick and tired of dealing with holiday drama year after year, this is the perfect time to put a stop to your holiday fears.

Try these Five Tips to avoid unnecessary drama this holiday season:

1. Understand Your Expectations
2. Set Your Personal Boundaries Ahead of Time
3. Know Your Wants And Needs
4. Accept Your Family As They Are
5. Feel the Feels
6. Compromise

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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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5 Tips to Help Your Child Live Authentically

5 Tips to Help Your Child Live Authentically

Helping your child live authentically will help them act like their true selves, resulting in increased happiness, improved self-esteem, and better relationships.

Authenticity is not something that you have; it’s something that you choose. But why is authenticity important? Why is it important for your child?

How exactly can you teach your child the value of an authentic life? These tips can help your children act like their genuine selves:

1. Live acceptance yourself
2. Show them the relevance of a genuine existence for themselves
3.Make your child feel loved and valued
4. Eliminate the social masks
5. Be the standard of authenticity

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Tips on How To Raise an Assertive and Respectful Daughter

Tips on How To Raise an Assertive and Respectful Daughter

A strong, healthy communication style can be great for any child to learn. Being assertive is a good skill to learn, as it can help you express your thoughts and feelings to others, both positively and negatively. 

A few simple strategies for teaching your child to be assertive involve practicing active listening and helping them develop emotional intelligence.

As a parent, you can help your child walk the line between being too bossy and being too passive. Try these tips to help your daughter become assertive and respectful:

Building Confidence:
1. Understand the needs of your child
2. Advocate for independence
3. Ask instead of telling
4. Take risks
5. Be authentic
6. Think positive

Showing Consideration and Respect for Others:
1. Practice active listening
2. Cultivate Patience
3. Work as a Team
4. Resolve Conflicts

Other Tips:
1. Model Assertiveness. 
2. Target Key Areas
3. Keep at it
4. Have Fun

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6 Tips To Help Your Child Through Transitions

6 Tips To Help Your Child Through Transitions

Transitions are a part of growing up. The older they get, the more complex the changes are that happen around children. As a parent, it isn’t easy to see your child go through challenging times. It’s also hard at times to avoid taking their behavior personally, but it’s important to remember that they are going through many changes and need your support.

Here are six techniques that can help your child to move through transitions easily and successfully:

1. Understand what they are going through
2. Don’t take their behavior personally
3. Let them know you are there for them
4. Help them find their support network
5. Encourage them to stay connected to hobbies and interests outside the home
6. Keep the lines of communication open

Transitions can be difficult for everyone, but especially for children. By understanding their situation and supporting them in finding their support network, you, as a parent, may help your child through these changes.

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12 Tips to Help Your Children Deal with Disappointment

12 Tips to Help Your Children Deal with Disappointment

Disappointment is a normal part of life. Whether it’s a trip to the playground or there are no more chocolate sprinkles at the ice cream shop, life is full of little and big disappointments. And as much as we’d like to spare our kids from failure and heartbreak, we can’t—and that’s a good thing.

It’s enough to make anyone feel a little sad and discouraged. It is also natural for parents to want to shield children from such unpleasant situations. However, dealing with losses can be a beneficial experience, and kids can really learn from being disappointed, especially when you teach them how to bounce back. 

How can you guide your children without taking over?

Try these techniques to talk with your kids about their disappointments…

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