Weekend Reading | Jul. 8

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments.

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

But the world has moved on since then. We’ve become more sophisticated. And entered a unique period in which, rather than struggling to provide enough parents are unable to resist providing too much. In doing so, we’re unknowingly creating an environment in which mental health issues flourish.

Growing UP & Growing OLDER: Our Changing Roles as Adoptive Parents

The journey to adulthood is an asynchronous process. Sometimes our older children are ready to be quietly advised or mentored, and sometimes they require a little more parenting intervention. Our mom or dad role is to address a teen’s individual needs — whether it’s assisting with important life lessons on dependency, relationships and self-care, or simply being the non-judgmental sounding board for a teen’s college decision.

 

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