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6 Life Lessons from Working with Children Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

“There is beauty to be found in the pain. Life is brutal, but it’s also beautiful. Life is Brutiful.” ~Glennon Doyle
For four years, I had the honor and privilege of working with children and families in a hospital setting, with most of my time spent in the hematology/oncology department.
My role as a certified child life specialist was to help prevent and alleviate the stress and trauma of the hospital experience utilizing developmentally appropriate preparation, education, and play. Or at least that’s the “elevator pitch” I would provide during small talk and to casual acquaintances at parties.
The truth … …

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Couple ‘Turned Down For Adoption For Being Obese’

Alamy After finding out they could never have children naturally, a couple applied to adopt but claimed to have initially been turned away due to their weight.  An anonymous source spoke out about how he and his wife had been trying to conceive for around three years when they made the decision to try adoption….
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Mass Psychosis Is a Real Global Pandemic

Mass psychosis is defined as “an epidemic of madness” that occurs when a “large portion of society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions.” The witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries are a classic example. We’re now in the middle of another mass psychosis, induced by relentless fearmongering coupled with data suppression…
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Life Update: Sister

My four year-old has recently stopped calling his six year-old sister by her actual name and instead has taken to calling her just “sister”. It’s…
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4 Learning Experiences That Can Redefine The Way Your Child Evolves

Raising a child is no easy game. Many struggling parents tend to look for parenting tips from external sources: parenting books, family and friends, psychologists, and a lot of the times, to no avail. Perhaps we should start looking inward: the answer might already be within ourselves and our journey into adulthood. Your child will […]
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How to Save Money as a New Parent

Having a baby can end up being an unexpectedly heavy drain on your finances. If you’re in the US, you’ll likely have to spend between $7,000 to $14,600 annually in your newborn’s first 2 years of life. For your ease, here is a step-by-step guide to saving money when you have a baby, which covers […]
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How Much Screen Time is Enough?

In the 21st century, it’s unlikely you aren’t addicted to technology. Although our reliance on technology serves many benefits, it can also present risks. In the digital era, it’s no secret we need screens, but how much screen time is enough? Are Kids More At Risk? Too much screen time can collapse into developmental delays, […]
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The Ethics of Marketing to Children and Teens

Before the advent of the Internet, most children spent their time playing outside and watching television. While watching their favorite cartoons, they would be bombarded by various commercials. These ads would use certain elements to boost general appeal to kids, such as amusing characters, a wide variety of colors, catchy songs, and amazing toys. Of […]
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Fun Activities That Involve Your Children and Pets Together

Life isn’t easy, more so if you are a double parent (meaning you have kids as well as pets to take care of). It can get a lot hectic to balance and spend equal amounts of time with both of them. But fortunately, for all you multi-parents out there, there are ways to spend time […]
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Taking Home Learning To The Next Level

Distance learning can be difficult for students all around the world. The abundance of distractions, atypical environment, and impersonal approach to education is hard to follow – a mere shock to students. It’s easy to let normal schedules slip when everyone is home, and technology frequently diverts our attention. However, this makes teachers and parents […]
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7 Tips for Better Sleep in Children and Teens

Children,
teens, and adults all need to get enough sleep in order to perform well and
maintain good health. Kids and young adults from the ages of puberty to 22
should sleep for approximately nine hours per day, according to the Child
Mind Institute.
However, in a busy world full of academic pressure, after-school activities, time
with friends, and technology, quality sleep time often suffers.

Sleeplessness can promote anxiety and affect well-being. In fact, 70% of teens (ADAA) report experiencing anxiety before the age of 22. Not only does a lack of sleep affect a young person’s mental health, but it can also have an impact on their physical health as well. It’s so important to ensure that kids and teens are prioritizing sleep for a happy, healthy life.

The
following are seven tips that parents can use to help their kids enjoy restful
sleep consistently.

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Keep Them on a Schedule

It’s
no fun to have to nag your kids to go to bed on time, but maintaining…

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Danger Bike

My children (three and a bit years old and almost five) have been learning to ride their bikes and it is at once a massively…
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Over 100 snacks better than Goldfish for kids

If I can stop one goal of the BIG food industry in the way I raise my daughter it would be this: Refuse to buy junk food designed to be addictive that has no nutritional value.  And refusing to feed my daughter Pepperidge Farm Goldfish fits the bill brilliantly. But why is this snack something … Read More
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Life Update: The Lullaby Master

It’s life update time again, and rather than bore you with all of the tantrums and CIA-level negotiation we’ve been having to do around here,…
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Valentine Candy Showdown – What to buy and NOT to buy

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing all the hearts everywhere and it brings back fond memories that I cherished as a child… making cute little valentines for all my friends, and of course, all that candy! One thing I’m not looking forward to though is when my daughter … Read More
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5 Ways Thinking Like a Child Can Change Your Life

In some ways, our society seems dedicated to eliminating childhood. We often tell kids to stop acting like a child and grow up. Even the word “childish” has a negative tone to it. At some point in all our lives, we stop being kids and start being adults. Eventually, we all put down our toys […]
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How to Develop a Growth Mindset From an Early Age

You’re reading How to Develop a Growth Mindset From an Early Age, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

One of the most important parental roles is to help your child develop a growth mindset at an early age. Knowing the techniques to employ and the right steps to take is all you need to ensure your child develops a powerful growth mindset early and fast. In this post, we will look into certain techniques that can help your child develop a growth mindset early and how to expose your kids to them.

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Teach Them How The Brain Grows and Develops

Developing a growth mindset from an early age
begins with helping your child learn more about the brain and how it works. A
brain is a powerful tool that needs to develop the same way you would develop a
muscle.

Like your muscles, if you don’t…

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Parent Child Interaction Therapy in Developing Parent-Child Relationship

Raising a child is one of the most important aspects of a parent’s life. Although the road can be tough, it is quite rewarding to see your child grow up as a wonderful person. The bond of a child with the parents start since birth as the child is dependent on the parent for every […]
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How to Encourage Good Money Habits in Children

Your children are like sponges. Even when you think they aren’t watching, they’re taking in everything that you say and do. That’s why it is so important to start teaching children about money and its value while they’re still young. It’s your job to help them learn and experience the do’s and don’ts of money […]
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5 Ways To Check If Your Children Are Safe Online

The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, changing how we work, shop, socialize, book appointments, and even eat! Because of this, it’s only natural that your children will want to be online as well. In fact, most of the younger generation will never have known a time without the internet. It’s […]
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Body Image Awareness: How to Talk to Your Kids About Body Image and Health

Did you know that your children might already be thinking about dieting and feeling insecure about their bodies? Cultural influences are strong and in a world where social media creates unrealistic body image standards, children as young as six years old can be sensitive about their weight. Eventually, this can lead to severe problems, like […]
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A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Adults aren’t the only ones who have to worry about growing festively plump during the holidays. People, including kids, typically gain 1 to 2 pounds over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. You can commit to losing weight after the holidays or, better yet, not gain it in the first place. By committing to healthy […]
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Best Family Beaches In the USA You Can Visit With Your Kids

Summer is the perfect time to be on beach vacations. They offer a great way to bond with the family and create lifelong memories. But not every beach destinations can cater to the unique needs of travelers with kids. As we plan our family beach trip, we should ensure that the beach offers amenities like […]
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Child Neuropsychological Assessment: Its Importance in Childhood Learning Dysfunctions

The purpose of this article is to detail the idea behind child neuropsychological assessment. It highlights the significance of acquiring neuropsychological interpretation when children are going through learning disorders. It intends to benefit parents and educators to determine the sort of assessment that will be appropriate for their kids. Additionally, it aims to clarify the benefit […]
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Can Dogs Have ADHD

If you have ever thought, “Can dogs have ADHD,” you wouldn’t be alone. It is entirely possible for dogs to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) because dogs and people have a similar brain composition. ADHD is marked by distractibility and hyperactivity. Some people may think these traits are normal for the breed of their […]

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