Parenting

Healthy gentle parenting is a non-violent way of raising children. It aims at promoting the well-being of the child rather than obedience. Healthy gentle parenting is not permissive. It is not letting your kids do whatever they want. It is not about being nice to your kids. It is not letting your kids get away with anything. Healthy gentle parenting is about connection. It is about being intentional with your words and actions. It is about being respectful and thoughtful towards your child. It is about making sure that your child feels loved, validated, and accepted no matter what.

Healthy gentle parenting is a mindset, a way of raising our children with love, patience, and kindness. By being more conscious of our actions and words, we can all incorporate healthy parenting techniques into our daily lives. Healthy parenting is about creating a safe, nurturing environment where children can grow and thrive. There are many ways to practice healthy parenting, and the exact techniques will vary based on each family’s unique needs and situation. Some of the most important principles of healthy parenting are consistency, balance, empathy, and mindfulness.

Impact Of Your Mental Health On Your Children
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Impact Of Your Mental Health On Your Children

Parenting your children on a daily basis can certainly be challenging. When a parent is suffering from a mental health issue, parenting can become even more demanding.  However, with the right support and mindset, it is possible to minimize the impact of your symptoms and care for your children in a positive way. Michelle D. Sherman,…

America Is Losing The War On Opioids, And Children Are The Real Victims
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America Is Losing The War On Opioids, And Children Are The Real Victims

There is an epidemic in America ― an epidemic that is killing adults and leaving behind children as innocent victims. Make no mistake, the opioid epidemic in America has reached a crisis level. It is an epidemic that the White House and Trump administration have stated is a priority and have vowed to fight. On…

Family Bonding: 3 More Meaningful Summer Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids
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Family Bonding: 3 More Meaningful Summer Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

My parents have always been my biggest heroes. To this day, they continue to lead by example and show me the true importance of tribe. We make every effort to make the time we spend together meaningful and purposeful. Now that school is out for the summer, you might be wondering how to make the…

Time to save children – The Ugly Truth About Child Abuse
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Time to save children – The Ugly Truth About Child Abuse

Once more, my heart broke upon hearing the story; the horrible story that most turn away from. This time, the news came from Idaho.  A baby had a fractured skull and brain bleed.  The infant was a victim of shaken baby syndrome and was severely malnourished, getting only enough calories to keep his heart beating. It…

The Foster Care Crisis: The Shortage Of Foster Parents In America
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The Foster Care Crisis: The Shortage Of Foster Parents In America

Children abused. Children neglected. Children abandoned. Children being placed into foster care; a foster care system where there are not enough homes. The media and news continue to report on the shortage of foster parents and foster homes across the nation.  In Georgia and Tennessee, child welfare workers fight to find homes for the increasing…

Why America’s Babies Are Suffering: Opioid Addictions Placing More Babies In Foster Care
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Why America’s Babies Are Suffering: Opioid Addictions Placing More Babies In Foster Care

The baby lay screaming in the hospital crib, its tiny frame racked with pain. Powerless to help, the nurse tried to comfort the baby as best she could. Two more babies in the hospital were suffering with the same condition, yet there was little she could do. The newborn baby was going through withdrawal from…

This Game On Social Media Is Driving More Teens To Commit Suicide
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This Game On Social Media Is Driving More Teens To Commit Suicide

A new game has arisen online for today’s teenagers, revolving around a blue whale and suicide. Shockingly in Russia, 130 teenagers in Russia have taken their lives since November of 2015 through this new and deadly online game, known as the “blue whale.”  Inspired by images of blue whales washed up on beaches, teenagers are…

Modern Day Slavery DOES Exist in America: How Our Children Are Victims Today
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Modern Day Slavery DOES Exist in America: How Our Children Are Victims Today

Children, sold hour after hour after hour, day after day, week after week, mostly for reasons of sex. Right here, in the land of the free, and the home of the brave. Children just like the ones that live in your home. Children just like the ones you are related to. Children just like the ones…