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When You’re Feeling Like a Bad Parent

Children can be an intense joy in the lives of their parents. Their infectious giggles and sincere declarations of “I love you” can melt hearts, break tension, and tighten the circle of unity in their families. But, as many parents know, children also bring unique challenges. Parents may feel these diverse challenging moments bring out…
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Teaching Your Kids Emotional Skills

Nobody likes when their child has a temper tantrum. Whether at home or in public, an angry child can be intense and difficult to handle. But what can parents do to prevent these outbursts? A temper tantrum is often a sign that a child is dealing with overwhelming emotions that he/she cannot fully express. Therefore,…
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Debunking Stepfamily Myths

Wicked stepmothers, trouble-making step-children, and cold and distant stepfathers are common stereotypes of stepfamilies portrayed in stories (e.g., Cinderella; The Parent Trap; Yours, Mine, and Ours). These depictions can lead to false views of stepfamilies and can affect the relationships among those entering one. The myth that all stepmothers are wicked or evil is just…
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We Just Got Married! Is It All Downhill From Here?

We have all heard the story. Two people get married, and at first it’s full of excitement and passion, but over time they find the love and happiness that was once part of their relationship fading. People often refer to this as the honeymoon phase, where couples report the most happiness at the beginning of…
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