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How Do I Help My Child Be Resilient?

It means a child who has good adaptive capacities to process various experiences, even difficult ones, and continue to thrive. Resiliency is an important quality for later success in all areas of life, and in our opinion, one of the best things to build into a child. read more


I Gave up Shopping for a Year

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Paying Attention to Summer

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How to Ask for Help

There was a pride in not asking for help. I conquered the world on my own. But it is lonely there in the independent, conquer-the-world-on-my-own way of living. I am a big believer in being a strong and independent woman, but I have learned the value in needing our friends and family. read more