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When teens don’t want to talk

When teens don’t want to talk

Cecilia here. In our family, I have a tendency to want to “fix” things. I’m a doer, a peacemaker, a nurturer, and sometimes I just can help myself. If someone is upset, I want to help them calm down. If there is an argument, I want to find a solution. If someone is...

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How to Stop Mom Shaming

How to Stop Mom Shaming

Even before the pandemic, 90% of American moms and 85% of dads felt judged (New York Times). Is this true of just American parents? I don’t think so because we talk with parents all over the world. I taught a parenting class in the Philippines and one of the most...

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The importance of emotional intelligence

The importance of emotional intelligence

For a lot of us right now, our children’s school experience is different than normal. I’m sad about some of the things that our kids are missing out on, but I’m optimistic that this generation of kids will be okay… even if they’ve had less academic learning than in...

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Post-Traumatic Growth for Kids and Parents

Post-Traumatic Growth for Kids and Parents

Parents are going through a lot these days. If you’re like me right now, the highs are high and the lows are low. And every day still feels a bit roller coaster-ish. One of the things that I’m really hopeful about is the research on post-traumatic GROWTH. Recently we...

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How to keep kids safe online

How to keep kids safe online

How are you doing? A lot of us parents are still sheltering-in-place and schooling our kids at home, right now. If you’re in that boat with us, I’m sending you a big virtual hug. If you are a first responder or work in the medical field, I’m sending you a double hug....

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Coronavirus: Why I’m Hopeful

Coronavirus: Why I’m Hopeful

In the past week the world has changed, things are far from “normal”. Our kids are home from school, yours too? We had planned on driving to California for Spring Break to visit my parents and that was canceled because we don’t want to get them sick. Have you canceled...

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