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Meditation Guide for Frequent Travelers

Meditating on the road can be challenging if you’re feeling tired and overloaded. However, there are some guiding principles and practical strategies to help you remain consistent with your practice while you travel. Guiding Principles 1. Add variety to your routine. If being in an unfamiliar place makes it harder to settle down into your […]

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Making Joint Custody Work for Your Family

A growing body of research confirms that kids are usually better off with both parents in their lives as joint custody becomes the preferred solution to child rearing after divorce. Familiarizing yourself with the benefits of shared custody and learning these strategies can help you make the best arrangement for your family. Basic Principles to […]

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Keeping Communication Open With Your Teen

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably noticed some major behavioral changes over the past few years. Although these behaviors are normal for adolescence, it’s still necessary to keep the communication flowing between the two of you. As kids enter their teens, they start spending more time alone in their rooms or out […]

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How to Help Your Child Take Responsibility for School

Helping your child understand that school is important and necessary can be a daunting task. As a parent, it’s easy to feel disappointment or frustration when your children’s performance is less than hoped for. Fortunately, you can find ways to encourage them to take responsibility for school. Try these ideas: 1. Know your child’s teacher. […]

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Four Tips for Triumphing Over Emotional Setbacks

There’s a saying that goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” If this rings true to you, even a little bit, you can apply the expression to any emotional setback you experience. Each challenge can serve as both a learning tool and a growing experience if you let it! Maybe you’re trying to recover […]

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Fall Home Cleaning Projects Provide Teachable Moments for Your Kids

As summer shifts into fall, the kids return to school and you settle in for whatever the season brings. For many of us, this means tasks around the house. Including the children in home cleaning will provide you with plenty of opportunities for teachable moments. Whether you plan to clean from floor to ceiling or […]

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Developing Self-Acceptance

When you accept yourself with all of your flaws and unique talents, the world seems to become a more accommodating place. You’ll find that some of the causes of your stress disappear and you can gain more joy on a daily basis. Accepting yourself completely entails courage, wisdom and compassion. If you’re plagued by negative […]

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Creating Nurturing Spaces in Your Home

When we nurture others, we help them develop or grow into productive, secure people. Everyone knows that we need this as children. As an adult, you can still benefit from nurturing, so it’s helpful to determine how to encourage your own personal growth and feelings of security. You have a lot more control over your […]

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A Parent's Guide to Defusing Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is natural and this healthy competition among siblings is unavoidable. However, the fighting and tension can wreak havoc on family time and bonding if allowed to escalate beyond the occasional boundary dispute. Brothers and sisters have a precious opportunity to bond even if they get into competitions and fights. Consider these steps to […]

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7 Subjects to Talk About Before Marriage

Effective communication and sharing is crucial in relationships. Discuss these pivotal subjects to better acquaint, inform and increase understanding between you and your partner. 1. Your financial history. How you manage your money is important to share with your partner. Talk about your credit history, including whether you’ve ever been unable to pay your bills, […]

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