Archive for December, 2012

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Happiness Is An Inside Job

Does your own happiness play second fiddle to your kids’? Do you accompany them on the rollercoaster of their ups and downs? Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW points out that if our sense of contentment is overly dependent on the happiness of our children, we’re in for a bumpy ride.

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Childhood Spirituality, Regardless of Religion

Religion, God and spirituality can pique the curiosity of our young ones – especially during the holiday season. For parents who are sometimes uneasy answering the questions lobbed, we have Dharmachari Nagaraja, psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, to help us guide these meaningful discussions.

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Talking About Devastating News with our Kids

When disaster strikes it is nearly impossible to shield our children from the media. How do we talk to our kids about terrible news in a way that makes them still feel safe in this world? Safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald offers parents some helpful advice to help us all move through tragedy.

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Daily Candy

Daily Candy recommends Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show

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Help Your Child Make Friends

Making friends can be tough for kids. Dr. Robyn Silverman gives gentle and clear steps on how to help our kids take the first steps towards friendship.

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Nurturing Empathy in Kids

Dr. Lawrence Shapiro helps us learn how to maintain and grow empathy in our kids, and why it’s such a critical quality to preserve.