May 132013
How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little

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Mar 112013
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

Paid or volunteer caregivers who are depressed, anxious, or exhausted will not be able to take good care of their loved ones. These tips will help you avoid burning out as a caregiver. As the population ages, more family members are providing caregiver help – and not all can afford to hire a paid caregiver. Taking

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Aug 152011
You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions

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Oct 282009
Reducing Caregiver Stress When Caring for Elderly or Ill Parents

If you’re taking care of elderly parents or an ill loved one, you’re probably stressed! These tips for reducing caregiving stress are from teacher, caregiver, and author of You Want Me To Do WHAT? – Journaling for Caregivers – B. Lynn Goodwin. “Caregiver stress can be degrading and demoralizing,” she says. “Avoid the downhill spiral. Start

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