A New Perspective on Raising Flourishing Teens
A New Perspective on Raising Flourishing Teens
  • Parents who promote positive behaviors rather than focusing on bad behaviors have flourishing teens.
  • Most positive behaviors stem from four foundational skills; self-control, self-esteem, values, and empathy.
  • Through careful parenting choices, teens can learn the skills needed to make good decisions.
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heatstroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

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  • Vaccinations save lives and result in fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
  • Vaccinations are a requirement to attend school in all 50 states, though there are exceptions to opt-out.
  • Some unvaccinated people have fallen victim to common myths that persist in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary.
What Modern Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding
What Modern Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding

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  • Breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally to new mothers or infants.
  • Try to relax and enjoy peaceful skin to skin contact before feeding, and let your baby take the lead.
  • Some mothers may need expert help, and that's okay.
Resilience Series Part 7: Acts of Service
Resilience Series Part 7: Acts of Service

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  • Serving others can give children and teens a sense of control and accomplishment.
  • Children can learn the benefits of serving those around them right in their own home.
  • Teaching children to serve others helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care

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  • Self-care is just as important for children and teens as it is for adults.
  • Encouraging children to be more mindful of their physical and emotional needs helps them recognize how things affect them.
  • Teaching children to practice self-care helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections

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  • Connections play a big part in maintaining health and well-being, especially with the added stressors of a pandemic.
  • While friendships are important, some of the most important connections children and teens can develop are with family.
  • Fostering connections helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting

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  • Setting realistic and attainable goals will help your children become successful throughout their lives.
  • Goal setting helps give children and teens a sense of control over situations, especially during stressful, unpredictable times.
  • Attaining goals helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine

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  • Establishing and maintaining a routine is one of the best ways to foster a sense of stability and combat feelings of helplessness.
  • Modeling flexibility, especially in times where the only predictable thing is unpredictability is just as important as having a routine.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective

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  • Keeping a broader perspective in mind can help children and teens persevere through hard times.
  • Sharing different examples or experiences or can bring hope for the future.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.

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