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5 Secrets To Raising A Happy Healthy Teen

As a parent, you’re going to have challenges raising your children. Most of the time, you’ll figure things out fairly quickly and move forward with confidence. …

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College Survival: Consider These 4 Important Things

Whether you are a fresh-faced teen hitting a university campus for the first time or an older woman headed back to school, surviving college is …

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3 Tips For Successful Living At Twenty-Something

Being a twenty-something adult is not the easiest part of life. After all, you are no longer a child but are far from being a …

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4 Things You Need To Know About Elder Abuse

We like to think that the people around our elderly loved ones are kind and responsible. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, they are getting …

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3 Ways To Teach Youth Team Spirit

In order to be successful in sports, business or in life, for that matter, it is essential to understand the power of camaraderie and teamwork. …

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4 Meaningful Gifts To Make Them Smile This Holiday

It doesn’t matter who you buy for or how much you spend, the important thing is giving something from your heart that will make them smile this …

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3 Quality Ways To Support Your Aging Parents

It’s a hard day when you visit our mom or dad and realize that they are weak, frail, and not as capable as they used to …

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3 Important Reasons Kids Need Physical Play Every Day

If only children could turn their hyperactive mood swings on and off like a light switch, right? After all, getting them to do what you …

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3 Positive Ways To Balance Work And Family

Along with carrying a baby, giving birth, and, in most cases, being the primary care provider for the child, we also have to juggle other …

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4 Ways To Stay Positive And Balanced During Infertility

The path to motherhood is one that holds joy and excitement for most women. However, for some, it is marked with frustration and disappointment. According …

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3 Major Ways To Help Elderly Family In Your Care

You never know when an elderly family member might become ill and require extensive care. At that point, you have to make a major decision: You can place him or her in a home where they’ll get the assistance they require or take it on yourself. The latter option is preferable with most families because of emotional reasons and the fear of not finding a good facility. However, you need to understand that it’s a huge commitment. When my mom had cancer (though she wasn't elderly), it was a constant responsibility to meet her needs. Of course, I was willing and loved her dearly, but it didn't stop it from being overwhelming at times. Today, I’m going to discuss some of the things you can do to help elderly family in your care. 

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6 Important Actions For Raising Healthy Kids

Raising children is hard enough without health issues to deal with. I believe some problems can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and quality care. There are times, however, when things just happen and you must deal with your child's illness. I've been through this many times, having raised six children. I do know a thing or two about how to handle it when it shows up. But, mostly, taking care of them is common sense and dedication. Oh, yeah, and being prepared. I've compiled some important actions for Raising Healthy Kids.

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Child For A Hospital Stay

***This post is a collaboration and may contain affiliate links. If your child has to go to the hospital for treatment or tests, you will …

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3 Signs Your Friend Has A Drinking Problem

There’s nothing better than having a glass of something strong to relax you on a Friday night. It’s harmless, right? Maybe so, but it can lead to something much worse. Alcoholism is a harmful, dangerous disease. If you suspect one of your friends is going down that path, it’s crucial you act fast to stop the spiraling. Before you can act, you need to be sure your suspicions are right. Don’t fall out with your friend by jumping to the wrong conclusions. Some people drink more than others, and it can be hard to detect when there’s a problem. Here are some signs you should look out for if you’re worried that your friend might have a drinking problem.

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5 Ways To Support A Loved One In Difficult Times

There are few things in life more painful than watching the suffering of someone you love. Even worse, if you don't have the tools or information to help, you feel lost. Sometimes, you can do nothing but watch him or her drift away from you. If you've ever had extreme challenges, you know it can be difficult to ask for help or even admit that there is something wrong. So, how do you support a hurting loved one without creating a wedge or resentment? Even if it seems hopeless, there are things that you can do. Here are a few ways to help and support a loved one in need.

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