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“Teen Speak” Author Shares Strategies to get Kids Talking to Parents
Relationships

“Teen Speak” Author Shares Strategies to get Kids Talking to Parents

Jennifer Salerno, is an author, speaker, nurse practitioner, and founder of Possibilities for Change. Drawing on her professional expertise, research and her own experience as a mother, Dr. Salerno authored the book, “Teen Speak: A how-to guide for real talks with teens about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors.” Dr. Salerno’s book aims to empower and equip parents with practical tools to broach difficult topics to...

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Why Talking about Suicide with Teens is Critical
Mental Health

Why Talking about Suicide with Teens is Critical

There’s a critical seven-letter word often concealed in speech by a whisper. People are afraid to say it. It’s hard to talk about, but there’s a lot of curiosity swirling around the topic. It happens every 40 seconds worldwide. What’s this mystery word that elicits such fear? Tilt your screen so no one can see. We are talking about suicide. Sounds terrifyingly dark. Despairing. That’s...

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0 / / Sep 14, 2016
5 Ways to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence this Election Season
Emotional Health

5 Ways to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence this Election Season

As vehement rhetoric is blasted from all points on the political spectrum this election season, it is easy for children to copy the not-so-emotionally-intelligent language and behaviors modeled by adults—politicians and citizens alike. Have you found yourself or someone you know yelling obscenities during the evening news, or making a moral judgement of another driver on the interstate because of a campaign bumper sticker? When politics and emotions...

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0 / / Aug 24, 2016
“Teen Speak” Author Shares Strategies to get Kids Talking to Parents Relationships

Jennifer Salerno, is an author, speaker, nurse practitioner, and founder of Possibilities for Change. Drawing on her professional expertise, research and her own experience as a mother, Dr. Salerno authored the book, “Teen Speak: A how-to guide for real talks with teens about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors.” Dr. Salerno’s book aims to empower and equip parents with practical tools to broach difficult topics to...

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Why Talking about Suicide with Teens is Critical Mental Health

There’s a critical seven-letter word often concealed in speech by a whisper. People are afraid to say it. It’s hard to talk about, but there’s a lot of curiosity swirling around the topic. It happens every 40 seconds worldwide. What’s this mystery word that elicits such fear? Tilt your screen so no one can see. We are talking about suicide. Sounds terrifyingly dark. Despairing. That’s...

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5 Ways to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence this Election Season Emotional Health

As vehement rhetoric is blasted from all points on the political spectrum this election season, it is easy for children to copy the not-so-emotionally-intelligent language and behaviors modeled by adults—politicians and citizens alike. Have you found yourself or someone you know yelling obscenities during the evening news, or making a moral judgement of another driver on the interstate because of a campaign bumper sticker? When politics and emotions...

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©BlueOrangeStudio/Adobe Stock©BlueOrange Studio/Adobe Stock Social Media

When Olympic gymnasts Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and Hong Un-Jong of North Korea snapped a selfie together at the Rio 2016 Olympics, it generated a lot of buzz. Once live on Twitter, the post was met with enthusiasm and people interpreted the selfie as symbol of unity, albeit fleeting, for the two nations with adversarial relations. Politics aside, the two female gymnasts were simply...

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Adobe Stock© chones /Adobe Stock Motivation

Article originally published on PurposeSpeaks.com. Have you been anywhere recently where you could feel a radiating aura of enthusiasm? I’m referring to the type of excitement that’s visceral, but on an ordinary day. If not, I’ll take you there. Between the walls of an elementary school there’s a pivotal transition period that occurs between the structured school day and recess. It’s one of inspiration, and...

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Adobe Stock© hriana/Adobe Stock Family Finances

Without actually exchanging money, your kid could download the new Justin Bieber hit, order up a Frappuccino at Starbucks and purchase a new video game on Amazon. This is, if you allow or overlook such financial freedom. Such transactions are seamless. You click a few buttons and get what you want. No one has to bother with counting out exact change or interacting with a...

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