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When you feel stuck

You’ve heard the expression “mind over matter,” and it’s true that our minds are more powerful than we realize. The right encouragement from our brain can propel us to new achievements and better performance. But incorrect messages can stop us in our tracks and keep...

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When we try to fast-track the healing process

Most people I know have a funny attitude about fitness. They know it’s important, and they want to lose weight, build strength, and enhance their flexibility … but when the scale doesn’t have any amazing news after a week of gym visits, they get frustrated and wonder...

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Am I ruining my kids?

I don’t think there’s a parent who hasn’t wondered (probably more than once) whether they’re messing up their kids’ mental health and ruining their lives. Most of us learned what we know about being parents from our own parents, and I’m sure yours grappled with the...

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My daughter’s experiencing anxiety. What can I do to help?

Anxiety is tough on kids, and it’s tough on their parents, too. It’s hard to watch them struggle, and we don’t always know what to say. Sometimes, our helplessness and frustration bubbles over and we tell our daughters to “calm down” or “stop with all the drama” or...

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What effect is technology having on teens?

These days, there’s a lot of chatter about the amount of exposure teens have to technology and its effects on their lives and well-being. It’s easy to get caught up in hysteria about the subject, just as it’s easy to assume technology is just the teen obsession of the...

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When your teen won’t talk

Teens frequently seem to operate at extremes. Part of the time, they’re angrily yelling at us, and the rest of the time they disappear into a deep silence and won’t let us know what they’re thinking or feeling. It’s hard to say which extreme is more stressful for...

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5 ways to keep kids from tearing apart your marriage

Divide and conquer. Children may not be familiar with that phrase, but they learn the strategy it describes from an early age. If they can drive a wedge between Mom and Dad, they’ll be more likely to achieve whatever it is they want or shift the focus of their...

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Nobody understands what you’re going through as parent

Becoming a parent is among life’s greatest joys. It can also provide some of life’s loneliest moments. There’s little training or preparation before we’re handed a tiny human being and told whatever happens to them is our responsibility. We find our way through...

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When your child doesn’t want to live any more

Few phrases are as terrifying to a parent’s ears as “I want to kill myself” or “I just want to be dead.” Being a parent involves a long series of fears, but few strike at our hearts with the terror that our children may feel such despair they would choose suicide....

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