Making timeouts worth the time

Timeouts can be a parent’s best friend, but too often they are used incorrectly and for the wrong reason. Follow this straightforward infographic to make timeouts worth the time. For more information on making timeouts successful, see our full blog on the topic: Making timeouts worth the time.

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Choose the right personality test for the job

When you consider how much searching for, hiring and training new employees cost businesses, it’s no wonder managers want some assurance they’re choosing the right person for the job — a rationale that extends to making the most of current employees’ talents and strengths as well. That explains why so many companies are turning to […]

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Battling — and winning — the homework wars

The new school year marks many new beginnings for families with school-age children. It means returning to a more structured routine, setting an alarm clock each morning, getting to know a new teacher, and for many parents, it also means another round of battling the homework wars. Homework is an essential part of learning While […]

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It’s called comfort food for a reason

If you’ve found a pan of brownies to be an ideal television-watching companion, potato chips to be a great way to unwind at the end of a tough day or macaroni and cheese to be the perfect cure for loneliness, you probably know the power of food in stifling emotions. Many people struggle with emotional […]

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Dating after divorce

Dating isn’t the easiest thing to do no matter where you’re at in life, but it’s especially tricky after divorce. There are lots of loose ends, baggage, children might be involved or multiple other issues might be making it difficult to start dating again. But before you begin to date again, you should take some […]

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When your child starts asking questions about sex, it’s time to start talking

It’s a conversation many parents would like to put off as long as possible, but when your children start asking questions about sex, it’s time to start talking. Many children will begin asking questions at an early age. It’s not uncommon for pre-schoolers to ask where babies come from when their mothers or other women […]

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Retirement planning involves more than finances

One of the biggest surprises people find when they retire is that retirement is not the panacea they expected. Too often, they view it as winning the lottery — as though retirement is going to take away all their problems. They fail to realize they’re still going to face many of the same challenges they […]

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Social support as important as homework help

A new school year often brings with it a big dose of conflicting emotions. While children may be excited for a new year, new teachers and new friendships, they may also find those same things anxiety inducing, especially for kids who struggle with social problems. Those mixed emotions are even more pronounced for middle school […]

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Infographic shows five signs your loved one is depressed

One in five people live with a mental health condition, depression being among the most common. But depression doesn’t look the same among those it touches. One person may cry frequently while another will be irritable. If you’re wondering whether your loved one is depressed, understanding these five signs can help.

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Saying goodbye to your college freshman: Last-minute tips to ease the transition

It’s the moment you’ve been preparing for essentially since birth: that moment when you hug your college freshman as they head into their first apartment or dorm room and you get in your car and drive away. It’s a scenario many parents will face in the next few weeks as their high school graduates leave […]

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