Listen With Love: How To Help a Child with Anxiety Prepare for the School Year

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“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~Dorothy M. Neddermeyer Sometimes, the hardest thing about being a parent is allowing your child to be him or herself. Children don’t always meet our expectations, but that doesn’t mean they should be forced to… Continue reading

Bullying and Victim Blaming /Victim Shaming

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“People may not realize the damage that they are doing by placing the blame on the victim ~ but that doesn’t lessen the damage that they cause by doing it.”  ― Darlene Ouimet There is one critical area of bullying that, in my humble opinion (IMHO), continues to be a major… Continue reading

Helping Your Child After Their Parent’s Death

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There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.  ~Washington Irving No one’s childhood is without some sadness and loss. This… Continue reading

Remember These 29 Things When You Feel You’re Not Good Enough

“The price tag you put on yourself decides your worth. Underestimating yourself will cost you dearly.” ― Apoorve Dubey The thought comes often. “I’m not good enough.” It happens to the best of us, and it’s something almost impossible to avoid. I’m sure you know this feeling I’m talking about, the negativity… Continue reading

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard

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“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” ― Zack W. Van When you stretch a rubber band, even after many times, it will likely return to its original form. We call this resilience. When children are stretched… Continue reading

How to Cope with Teen Anxiety

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. ~Charles Spurgeon Being an adolescent in today’s world is challenging. Just managing your school work and social media identity alone can be overwhelming. Not to mention worrying about the future and your relationships. Whether you’re… Continue reading

When Our Past Abuse Becomes Our Current Anger

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People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. ~Stephen Hawking There is something I have wanted to talk to you about for a long time, but it is difficult to write. Many times, I talk to teens and adults who have suffered through the long-term… Continue reading

How is Media Violence Affecting Youth?

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mahatma Gandhi As adolescents, children’s brains are still changing and forming, leaving them much more impressionable than they will eventually become as they mature and shift into adulthood.… Continue reading

The Light

I am heading off on a much needed vacation. But I would not go a week without something for you. I have learned, as I have developed into a writer, that I wanted to try my hand at poetry. So, I have been writing for another site called Niumehttps://niume.com/profile/113759#!/postson many… Continue reading