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3 Easy Fixes to Avoid Being Overworked on the Job

Most of us don’t have enough—or any—work-life balance. It always seems just out of reach because we don’t know how to avoid being overworked on the job. If you feel overworked, it’s likely that you are pushing your limits, putting your work life and your personal life in conflict. The consensus thinking in business is… Read More

5 Unexpected Benefits of Saying No That Every Parent Should Know

5 Unexpected Benefits of Saying No That Every Parent Should Know

If you’re like many parents, the prospect of saying no to your children sometimes feels uncomfortable or difficult. The benefits of saying no are unknown. You may believe that it’s simply easier to cave in to your daughter’s request for another scoop of ice cream or your son’s pleas “to do the dishes later”…after he’s… Read More

8 Ways to be the Adult in the Room with Your Parents

8 Ways to be the Adult in the Room with Your Parents

It is not unusual for adult children—be they 25, 35, 55, or older—to suddenly act like their 10-year-old selves with their parents. It can feel as if you have no control over the situation, but you do have choices in an effort to stop bending to parents’ wishes and demands.… Read More

How to Help Children Stand Up to Peer Cruelty & Stop Bullying

How to Help Children Stand Up to Peer Cruelty & Stop Bullying

In this guest post, Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist and parenting and bullying expert, offers specific, evidence-based tips on bullying prevention. Her latest book, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, helps teachers and parents instruct children on how to step in safely to halt bullying. She emphasizes how creating a caring culture based on respectful… Read More

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Quiz: Are Your Friendships Working for You?

In all their different roles, our friends are supportive, can be counted on, and enjoyable—at the least, that’s what we hope they will be. Take the quiz to evaluate your friendships and learn how to strengthen them.… Read More

Smartphones Sapping Energy

How Smartphones Sap Your Brainpower

Let’s face it: Most of us depend on our smartphones. We use them innumerable times a day to stay in touch with our children, get news updates, fill free time and see what friends are doing. But the endless texting, calling, reading email and whatever else you do on your phone isn’t just draining your smartphone’s… Read More

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There is no right or wrong family size, but there is strong evidence demonstrating a firstborn and only child edge. In families, the finite resources parents have means that any given sibling will be given less time and attention than if they were an only child. In essence, siblings compete for whatever their parents can provide. … Read More

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6 Effective Ways to Compliment—and Motivate—Your Child

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