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November, 2015

Stress reduction in three minutes or less . . .

Just a reminder . . . When your stress level is rising, take a few minutes for a stress-reduction break! When you have one minute: Breathe in slowly and pause for a count of three. Exhale. Pause for a count of three. Repeat for one minute, pausing for a count of three after each inhalation …Continue reading

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Parenting kids in middle childhood . . .

As children spend more time in school, with peers, and in after-school activities, they spend less time with their parents. This shift creates changes in the parent-child relationship. Less direct parental control adequately supports the continuing development of children in middle childhood—aged six to eleven—as long as parents maintain love, warmth, interest, and involvement with …Continue reading

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Teach and model gratitude . . .

Not only does a sense of gratitude feel good, research shows that this pleasant emotion and its expression result in higher levels of happiness, vitality, optimism, and hope. According to those interested in studying gratitude and its effects, people who consciously experience appreciation also derive physical health benefits. The result? All of these positives related …Continue reading

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