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The tools and advice you need, taken from the latest research and scientific literature, to help you feel confident and in control as you raise your children.

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Sexual harassment causes harm in any form

Nightly news programming gives us insight on the devastating effects of physical sexual harassment in the form of rape, groping, and unwa...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 25 of April, 2019
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My child is touching their private parts. Is this normal?

It may be worrisome to find your child touching their genitals for pleasure. Many parents think that masturbation is something that emerges during...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2019
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What does it mean to raise value-driven children?

Wouldn’t it be nice to raise children who understood what is important to their family and acted accordingly? Wouldn’t it be nice to have...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of March, 2019
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Early exposure may be the key to helping your child avoid food...

Although food allergies are a common concern for parents, there are recommendations to help reduce the risk of developing severe food allergies as well as how to...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of February, 2019
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Wondering what values are right for your family? Here’s where ...

You cannot teach your children what you cannot define. Read more to learn how to label your family’s values as an important first step raising happy, he...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 31 of January, 2019
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The link between social media and teen suicide

Social media was created to connect people and make exchanging information easier. Unfortunately there has been an unanticipated side effect, especially for teens. Why is soci...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of October, 2018
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Why is teen pregnancy still happening? How to talk to your tee...

This blog post is the second in a series of two blog posts. It is recommended that readers begin with “Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to know (Part I)” before reading th...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of October, 2018
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Being a calm parent helps children learn to stay calm too

To be honest, being a parent can test one’s patience. The stress of daily life and the needs of our children can be overwhelming at times. Additionally, our personality ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of July, 2018
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Tips to stay calm when everything seems to be going out of con...

Being a parent can be tremendously stressful. The constant struggle of getting everyone settled and managing the day-to-day needs of the family can feel o...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 5 of July, 2018
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Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

Lots of parents are looking for ways to help their children eat more fruit as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice manufacturer...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
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