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Archives for Emotions

Dealing With Newtown, Connecticut’s Tragedy

by T Akery December 18th, 2012| Emotions
Emotionally, this is probably my most difficult article to write. The tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut, really made no sense. There are no words to describe this tragedy. One lone gunman turned a parent's hope into a parent's worst nightmare.

At this point, all we can do is grieve with the

Rumors Deserve No Reaction

by Lori Sciame June 11th, 2012| Emotions, Tweens
Maybe you haven't experienced it yet, but if you have a tween-aged child, you probably will. I'm talking about rumors. As defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, rumors are "a statement or report current without known authority for its truth." In simplified terms, this means that basically tweens will spread


by Ronald A. Rowe June 4th, 2012| Elementary, Emotions
Everybody likes getting awards. If there's one thing I like better than earning an award, it is seeing one of my sons do it. This weekend, my two sons each won an award for Leadership on their respective football teams. Saturday night, my elder son participated in a piano

Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

by Jacob P. May 14th, 2012| Emotions, Teen Perspective, Teens
I know that it is the day after Mother's Day, but I figured it was better late than never to post an article about Mother's Day. Also, if you are this far behind the eight ball, maybe this can help you save face.

As a teenager, Mother's Day is one

Yoga and Massage Reduce Prenatal Depression

by R. Carnavale May 9th, 2012| Emotions, Pregnancy
Researchers at the University of Miami report yoga and massage therapy may help pregnant women who suffer from depression. According to the study, when pregnant women who were depressed attended yoga classes or had 20-minute massage therapy sessions two times a week for 12 weeks, their depression decreased. Also,

Teen’s Perspective on Asking for Help

by Sam P. March 30th, 2012| Emotions, Teen Perspective, Teens
If you are anything like me, you hate asking for help. Specifically from parents, but for the most part you just despise asking for help. I am a very arrogant, headstrong, proud person. And at times this is a good thing, like when I am standing up for something

Dealing with THAT Kid

by Ronald A. Rowe March 2nd, 2012| Elementary, Emotions
We all know THAT kid. The child who just can't or won't fit in. The one whose behavior makes you simultaneously wish a) your child would spend more time with them so they could be a good influence and b) they'd keep away so your child would never have

Don’t Squash Exploration

by Lori Sciame December 15th, 2011| Elementary, Emotions
"Watch out!" "Be careful." "Don't run!"

These directions can literally be lifesavers for elementary age children. For instance, a visit to the Grand Canyon would make any parent extra vigilant where his or her child is concerned. Too close to the edge and the consequences would be devastating. Yet, some

Teen Sexuality

by Lori Sciame November 9th, 2011| Emotions, Teens
This is the article I've been dreading to write...the one that concerns teen sexuality. Why? Because we all know the issue of teens having sex is a "hot button" issue. Parents across the United States have vastly different views on how to approach this sensitive issue with their children,

On Playing Games: Teen Perspective

by Louise September 29th, 2011| Emotions, Games, Teen Perspective
Playing games isn't just an activity for children; that's an important message to send to your kids. The best way to do this is to find a game that you genuinely enjoy and can play with your kids.

My dad loves to play bridge, but it is far too complicated

What Kids Really Want

by Ronald A. Rowe September 15th, 2011| Elementary, Emotions, Helpful hints
There's an expression that goes around in parenting circles: Children don't care how much money you make, they only care if you're around -until they're teenagers. Then, they don't care if you're around, they only care about how much money you make. While I certainly hope the second part

Where Do Babies Come From?

by Ronald A. Rowe July 22nd, 2011| Elementary, Emotions, Learning
My older son recently came to me with some questions. He was confused by a news story he saw about Jaycee Dugard, the girl who was kidnapped when she was 11 and was finally freed at age 29. In the interim, she had two children. First, he wondered how
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