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Why I don’t want my kids to be happy.

We love our kids and we want the best for them. However, we also need to be realistic and know that we can’t control everything in their lives. Read this article to find out what this parent does to ensure her kids will be prepared to whatever life throws at them. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elisabeth-duckett/why-i-dont-want-my-kids-to-be-happy_b_7005268.html?ir=Education&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000020

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The case for free range parenting

Our kids spend 90% of their leisure time at home. A generation ago this time would have all been spent outside and mostly without adult supervision. What does this cultural shift mean for our children and how did we get here? Read this article to find out more. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/opinion/the-case-for-free-range-parenting.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=1&referrer

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Overparenting Anonymous

Are you a well-intentioned parent who has lost their way and become a little too involved? Is your child overscheduled and perhaps over parented? Read this article for 26 wonderful pieces of advice. http://www.wendymogel.com/articles/item/overparenting_anonymous

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Declining student resilience; a serious problem for colleges.

Students are seeking counseling and calling the police after seeing a mouse. Emergency calls to counseling centers on campus have doubled in the past five years and faculty are afraid to give low grades because of the emotional crises they would have to deal with. What is happening with our students and how can we fix it? Read this article to find out. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201509/declining-student-resilience-serious-problem-colleges

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The Misguided Desire of Wanting Our Kids to be Happy.

Parents often think that happy kids is the ultimate goal, but after reading this article you might change your mind. Teaching children how to regulate, navigate and manage their emotions is truly the ultimate goal. Read this article to find out not only why, but how. http://goop.com/the-misguided-desire-of-wanting-our-kids-to-be-happy/

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The Importance of Free Play for Kids.

Free play builds resiliency and helps children’s emotional and intellectual development. Yet, free play and spare time have both declined drastically. Read this article to find out why and what you can do to change it so your kids gain the benefits of free play. https://www.outsideonline.com/2080566/importance-free-play-kids?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

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