Tag: children

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The Word and the word

by Erich Bridges Children of the digital age are growing up with a different kind of literacy, we are told. They learn to understand the world not through complete sentences, paragraphs and books, but through ever-changing sounds, images and micro-bursts of text delivered via their digital devices and social media of choice. “Zits,” a comic strip that should be required… Read more →

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Twelve Ways to Instill Self-Worth in Your Teen

by Candy Arrington on Monday, January 09, 2012 Whether we realize it or not, we have a huge impact on our teen’s sense of self-worth. In fact, parents with poor self-esteem usually translate their insecurities to their children, while parents with strong self-esteem usually raise children who view themselves positively. That means you need to be your teen’s greatest champion.… Read more →

Reduce parent-teen conflict

by Dr. Larry Purcell on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Children are not born with instructions. Even if they were, I doubt that many parents would actually read the directions. Most parents, like me, learn from experience. The following four pointers are some principles I’ve used to reduce the parent/teen conflict in my own home and to increase my teen’s involvement… Read more →

Holiday Discipline Strategies for Parents

by Marianne Neifert, M.D. on Monday, November 12, 2012 This article is coutesy of ParentLife Magazine. Celebrating the birth of our Savior at Christmastime should be a treasured experience for children and adults. Holiday traditions not only provide “anchor” childhood memories, they also contribute to healthy development and help children mark the calendar year. On the other hand, the over-stimulation,… Read more →


Helping Children Deal with Grief

by Jeanine Bozeman Children experience loss in many ways. The loss may be an external object, an environmental loss, a skill or ability, a habit, the protection of the adult world, or a future. They frequently experience loss through death of a pet, grandparent, relative, or friend. Twenty percent of today’s children will have experienced the loss of a parent… Read more →

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Beating Cabin Fever with Kids

by Kristen White on Thursday, December 29, 2011 This article is courtesy of ParentLife magazine. To the tune of “Home on the Range”: Home, home another day; the skies are cloudy and gray; the kids will not sit, there are no more craft kits, and the wind is too whipping to play. When the first winter school cancellation keeps you… Read more →