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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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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 kind, courte...

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 safely introduce these food...

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 happ...

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 effec...

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 kn...

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...

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 overwhelming. These tasks are often in...

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 manufacturers and marketing teams ha...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
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Ouch! Helpful hints to manage summer’s insect bites

As the days grow long and warm, our families begin enjoying all the beauty of nature. Summer is a time full of outdoor activities such as picnics, ball games, play dates at the park, and lon...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of June, 2018
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Why fathers are important during the first year of life

There are so many changes that happen after the birth of a baby. Parents often feel overwhelmed with the beauty of their child and with all of the care needs of their baby. Historically, mothers...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 17 of May, 2018
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