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Conversations to Have with Your Child Before the Internet Does

With social media becoming one of our main forms of communication and replacing our in-person interactions, children have been outsourcing their self-esteem through their online peers. In this TEDx Talk, Shamare Holmes speaks about how to facilitate the hard and sometimes uncomfortable conversations that should be had with middle-school-aged youth prior to social media exposure to prevent complications associated with self-image, misinformation, information-sharing, and the long-term impact of i

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Breaking up: The 7 Stages of Grieving a Heartbreak

You might have heard of the Kübler-Ross model or theory of grief for when someone passes away, but did you know that the same stages of grief exist for a breakup, heartbreak, or any kind of loss? The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Everyone grieves differently.  

6 Things INFJ Says & What They Really Mean

Have you ever taken the MBTI personality test? Are you an INFJ? Or is someone you know an INFJ? The INFJ is the rarest MBTI personality type out there, making up less than 1% of the population. Being the rarest type, they're often perceived as mysterious and private to those they aren’t well acquainted with. INFJs have tendencies to watch their language to avoid hurting someone.  

What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD): what is it and how can we deal with it? No one enjoys being rejected; it’s upsetting, and can be emotionally painful. But most of us are able to recover from rejection fairly quickly, without having it affect our other relationships or our mental health. We can lean on friends and family, and our stock pile of resilience to get us through.  

What Blushing Means

Those of us with a tendency to blush usually see it as a source of embarrassment. Yet blushing is a rather delightful habit: one that confirms our deep emotional sensitivity.  

9 Signs He's PLAYING GAMES With You!

9 Signs He's Playing Games With You... In this dating advice video, I will give you the nine signs he’s playing games with you that you need to look out for. You may see the signs he’s playing games with you on first dates, online dating, or somewhere in the dating process. Take heed to these dating tips for women and be sure to watch the entire video.  

6 Signs You're Not Truly Happy

Do you truly feel happy about your life? When you’re running the marathon of life, you will at some point feel exhausted or unsure of yourself somewhere along the way. When you lose touch with your real, authentic self, you lose sight of one of the most important things in life - happiness. So maybe it’s been a while since you last checked in with yourself. To give you more clarity about how you truly feel, here are a few signs that might indicate that you're not truly happy.  

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7 Signs of an Incompatible Relationship

Love. Partnership. "Soul Mate" – So many of us spend a good chunk of our lives looking for "The One." But what happens when we actually find someone? How do we know if they’re the person who is right to spend the rest of our lives with? Or even if starting a relationship with them is the right choice? While compatibility is no guarantee of longevity, studies show that it is directly related to the quality and satisfaction of our relationships. Simply put, the more compatible you and your partner

Communication is Choice: The Third Principle of Intentional Communication

Webster defines "to choose" as "to pick out by preference from what is available; to decide or prefer or think proper." To choose implies the exercise of judgement in settling upon something offered or available. "Choice" is defined as "the right, power or chance to choose." How many of us actually exercise that right or power before we open our mouths and let some words fall out? As a matter of fact, if you ask most people a question about why they said something in particular, they'l

Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children

Excerpted from Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children This new authority figure, the child-rearing expert, did not present a single image of enlightened parenthood but, appropriately enough, two basic models—one sterner and more "masculine," the other empathetic and effusive, yet both impressively scientific. At the podium at the Congress of Mothers, Dr. Holt and Dr. Hall made an emblematic pair. Rough contemporaries, Hall at fifty-five and Holt at forty

When Being In Love Means Being In Control

Excerpted from Confusing Love with Obsession So why was Nancy so obsessed with Ron? Why, for example, did she become instantly attached to him so early in their relationship? Why did she manipulate her pregnancy and, for that matter, him? And why did she engage in acts of revenge against the women whom he was having affairs with? Is there an explanation for the abuse that she directed toward her children? How did her past influence her present? Nearly all of Nancy's behaviors are com
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