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Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2019 | Categories: Parenting

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]

How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 16, 2019 | Categories: Education, Parenting
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The fact that previous generations of tweens and teens didn’t have cyberbullying to contend with may be a contributing factor in what seems like the rising desperation of victims. It’s not easy talking to your teen about bullying, especially if you don’t already have open communication going on between you and your teens. Tragically, a […]

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A Parent’s Guide: When Bullying Becomes Assault

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
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Every mom wants her child to experience a productive, joyful life, and while you can help make this happen, your child will inevitably have hardships. There are times in which they must endure these hardships alone to build character. As much as we wish we could make things easier for our children, we can’t. But, […]

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Cyberbullying: Let’s Put a Stop to It Today

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 6, 2018 | Categories: Infographs, Parenting
cyberbulling

Cyberbullying is no laughing matter. While most young kids who are active online tend to ignore the potential consequences of being mean to others over the internet, victims of cyberbullying don’t take it so lightly. And most people, whether child or adult, is completely unaware of the fact that there are actually six different types […]

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A Purposeful Parent: Finding Your Way Once Kids Are Older

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 5, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
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Time is a luxury, it would appear, that we haven’t got. When we’ve got more important things than ourselves (especially if you are a parent), we tend to prioritize everything else, even the things that actually aren’t more important than ourselves. As a result, we leave ourselves so down low on the pecking order that […]

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Teenage Son, The 30 Things I Want You to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 3, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
teenage son

When I became a mom to a boy, I wasn’t sure how to be a mom… to a boy. I quickly realized it didn’t matter whether I had a son or daughter, there was no manual, and I was going to have to learn as I went. But as my son got older and is […]

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Postnatal Planning: Three Areas to Focus On

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2018 | Categories: Parenting

Most expectant moms seek to enjoy every moment of their pregnancy. Delighting in the experience and excitedly anticipating the way that their life will change in just a few short months. As a result, the idea of actively planning for the postnatal period may not seem particularly appealing. Because you want to relax and make […]

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Regrets Often Heard From Modern Moms

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 1, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
Regrets often heard from modern moms

There’s no denying that moms are brilliant (don’t worry dads, you are too) and deserve all the appreciation that they get. Unfortunately, many spend so much time focusing on others that they ignore the simple issues that would allow them to enjoy parenting to the max. As such, millions of women look back in later […]

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School Blues: Why Doesn’t My Kid Want to Go

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2017 | Categories: Education, Parenting
school blues and why your kids don't want to go to school

There can be various reasons why kids don’t want to go to school. There could be bullying, a psychological issue, a problem with teachers or discomfort in the school environment. Contrary to belief, not every kid adapts to the school model. Many find it very difficult indeed, often due to the lack of structure in […]

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Riding a motorcycle when you have kids, irresponsible?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: Parenting
Is riding motorcycles irresponsible parenting

There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle is a popular activity. In India alone, more than 37 million people ride a motorcycle or scooter. But, what if you are one of those bike enthusiasts, and you become a parent? Can riding a motorcycle make you an irresponsible parent? Many lifelong bikers get rid of […]

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