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Get Involved in Your Children's Education

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Rather than argue about the role parents can and should play in the education of their children, the Harvard Education Review suggests that parent involvement in children’s education improves perfor.... read more

Posted in Parenting, School

Building Bridges

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In our current day, it seems like we are getting better at creating separations, divisions, and contention. This likely means that we should do more to ensure that parents, children, and everyone le.... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Parenting

When Kids Ask About Gender

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Because gender issues have become more newsworthy, increasing numbers of parents are faced with announcements from their children or more difficult questions about the topic. Many children who do no.... read more

Posted in Age 6–11, Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, Teens 12–18

Family Concerns: Inadequate Employment Opportunities

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One current area of concern affecting children and families is inadequate employment opportunities. Job and Skill Mismatch Due to inadequate employment opportunities in the formal economy, limited .... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Parenting, School

The Five Most Important Elements for a Certified Life Coach

5 essential elements of coaching
  Is a life coach for you? Many are familiar with recovery coaching–people who help others beat addiction. You've likely heard of, or possibly even experienced a professional coach–someone who .... read more

Posted in Recovery Coaching

Positive Emotional Methods—SHARING— Solve the 8 Most Common Marriage Problems

 8 sources of conflict and common marriage problems
Yes, in the title we gave away the secret to a more positive and emotionally self-reliant marriage. But that's what we do. We help early and quickly. Now read about how to use the positive relationshi.... read more

Posted in Blended Family Problems, Common Marriage Problems

Happy Marriage Buttons–Live for Something Greater Than Ourselves

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Excerpts from FirstAnswers.com online course: How to Increase Love and Happiness   Suppose there were love and happiness buttons in every brain that were instinctive and a natural part o.... read more

Posted in Blended Family Problems, Common Marriage Problems, Dating & Relationships, Step Families

Blended Family Problems: Manage Stress in a Blended Family by Focusing on What You Can Control

How to adapt to stress you can't control
  Three events in life where stress levels are very high are: Death of a family member/loved one Divorce When a parent remarries and there is a step-parent and/or two pre-existing families .... read more

Posted in Blended Family Problems, Common Marriage Problems, Single Parent, Step Families, Stress

Solve Blended Family Problems: Structure the family to Eliminate Stress

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Find Balance by Creating Family Structure Stress is a common blended family problem. A powerful tool to manage stress when blending families is to better understand the family environment. When you u.... read more

Posted in Blended Family Problems, Parenting, Step Families

Why Do We Parent?

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For some, being a parent is all they ever wanted to do. For others, being a parent is "just what you do." Some are faced with constant emotional and/or financial pressures in their parenting, yet they.... read more

Posted in Parenting

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