communicating with kids

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    How to help kids cope when Mom has cancer

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    When Margarita Vacanti was 34 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the next year and a half, she helped guide her...
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    Top 6 things you should never say to your kids

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    Of course, you wouldn't tell your child something as harsh as "I wish you were never born." However other comments that you may...
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    How to talk to kids when a parent is incarcerated

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    When a child’s parent is incarcerated, it can lead to questions, worry, stress and sadness. Knowing how to talk with a child...
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    A peek into a military child's heart through play

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    I love talking with my son. Through the entire age of 5, having conversations with him has been absolutely amazing to me. Small...
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    Beyond the birds and the bees: Kids and assisted reproduction

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    It can be daunting enough to talk to your kids about how babies are made the old-fashioned way, but with so many families created by...
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    How to talk to your kids about 9/11

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    The date September 11, 2001 became etched in history 12 years ago. How do you explain to kids the sheer magnitude of what happened?...
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    How to give your kids bad news

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    Dealing with life's curve balls is taxing enough on you, but having to tell your children can be one of the hardest parts of parenting.
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    How to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol

    Though it can be difficult to discuss drug and alcohol use with your kids, it's essential to talk with your children early and...
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    Parenting Guru: Are you an empowered parent?

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    There are parents who expect their kids to submit to authority. But does an “It’s-my-way-or-the-highway” program really fly today?...
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    Real moms share: How I connect with my kids

    Your kids are growing, schedules are getting busier by the day, new interests are emerging and you may feel as if you and your...
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    Criticism and the teenage years

    Even if you’ve been the perfect example of constructive criticism, even if your child has been demonstrating healthy and positive...
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    Helping your child learn to give criticism

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    Learning to receive criticism is an important life skill, and it can be a challenge to master when such judgment is not always given...
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    The most ineffective things to say to your kids

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    Communicating with kids isn't always easy. As parents, we have plenty of opportunities to pour wisdom out on our kids -- probably...