Jul 172013
 
How to Become an Independent Teenager

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. Here’s what she said: “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling. I have to live with her, and

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May 212013
 
5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Homesickness at Summer Camp

Feeling homesick is normal for kids at summer camp, but it’s more fun if you can overcome it! These five ways to overcome homesickness will help kids, parents, and camp counselors. I went to Camp Timberline last weekend, and remembered the homesickness I felt as a kid at camp in the summer. I went to

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May 202013
 
How to Teach Your Kids to be Independent

At what age can you start teaching your children independence? Find out here – these parenting tips are from Angela England, founder of Untrained Housewife and author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). “Our children are tough, resilient, and creative because we encourage them to try new things,” says Angela. “My husband

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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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Apr 082013
 
How to Help a Friend Cope With an Unhappy Marriage

A reader described her friend’s toxic marriage, and asked for ways to help her friend cope. Here are a few tips for women who are struggling with the pain of seeing their friends in unhappy relationships. Here’s my reader’s comment, on my article How to Stop Loving a Man Who Lies, Cheats, and Steals. “My

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Apr 072013
 
Kids' Thoughts on Love - Funny Quotes for Wedding Toasts

These thoughts on love from kids aren’t just funny – they’re perfect for wedding speeches, anniversary toasts, and even birthday cards! These children’s quotes about love range from what single people do on a first date to why married couples hold hands… Kids’ Thoughts on Love On the proper age to get married: “Eighty-four, because

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Apr 062013
 
How to Survive a Situation You Can’t Change

A teen wrote me, saying she hates how things are at home but she can’t change her family situation. These tips are for people who need help surviving things they have no control over. Here’s part of what she said: “Sometimes people like me, have to endure the pain and just go through life with

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Mar 172013
 
3 Reasons to Stop Begging Him to Come Back

Your partner leaves, and you can’t stop yourself from calling him. Worse, you keep begging him to come back to you and start over…and you hate yourself for it. “I hate to plead but I have, says Girl25 on my article about moving on after your boyfriend leaves you. “I’ve asked for him to recall

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Mar 022013
 
How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

These tips are inspired by a reader who was lied to and hurt in two online relationships. Recovering from the pain of betrayal by someone you met online isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you learn how to focus your thoughts. And, healing is about embracing your mistakes while preparing for the future. “Never allow

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