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PREVIEW: THE IP INTERVIEW: Health Freedom for Families with Maria Whalen

Judy Julin meets Maria Whalen, pioneer of Health Freedom, a new whole health methodology transforming the way families interact with both alternative and Western medicine worldwide. Judy Julin: I want to start out by hearing what brought you to this concept of health freedom, Maria. Can you talk a little bit about how it is [...]

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Motherhood Guilt – It’s Okay to F**k Up by Nicolas Haslett

Six. That’s how many times I’ve attempted writing this article on guilt. Why? Because each time I read back what I’d written I just couldn’t connect with my words emotionally. I was talking as a therapist writing an article, not as a mother baring her soul. So now, this is me talking with you; mother [...]

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Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

I ’ve noticed that the concept of a toy is a very broad one – and one that can tell us a few things if we are alert. Little Zoe (4) has always chosen her toys based on her imagination. Yes, the cardboard box is often more enthralling than what’s in it, and that’s always [...]

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Parents Coaching Skills – A Life-Changing and Innovative Technique to Add Value by Dr. Caron Goode

They say a good teacher is a life-long learner. Learning adds value to what you do. As a counselor, a teacher, a nurturer, or a social worker, you need to look for new challenges that can help you broaden your knowledge and expand your skill set. You should go for options that help you add [...]

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BOOK EXCERPT: Consent Talk: The 7 Key Components of Consent by Thomas Haller

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Intuition is the Way by Sue DeCaro

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PREVIEW: Book Excerpt – Consent Talk: The 7 Key Components of Consent by Thomas Haller

An unimaginable alteration in the fabric of our society has finally occurred. Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and misogyny can no longer be allowed to run rampant through society. Voices throughout the country have been shouting the demand for change. We have been thrust into the midst of this change, and parents are faced [...]

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Instilling an Attitude of Gratitude All Year Long by April Tucker

With the anticipation of Thanksgiving around the corner, the message of gratitude, or giving thanks, dominates the month of November more than any other time of year (except perhaps Mother’s Day).  We take a moment in the presence of our family and friends to think about and acknowledge those who have had a hand in [...]

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PREVIEW: Child as Teacher, Child as Leader by Marsha A. Tongel, Ph.D.

Recently I was captured by a Facebook graphic that had been shared with me. It was a picture of a young cowboy and his father. The father said to his son, “Be careful where you walk.” And, then the son responded, “You be careful. I walk in your footsteps.” I have been reflecting on the [...]

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PREVIEW: Intuition is the Way by Sue DeCaro

How do we know what is right and what is wrong when it comes to raising our children? Many times, parents that I talk with are trying to find the “right” answer, the prescription for raising children. Life would be so easy if there were a simple prescription to this very challenging job called parenting. [...]

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PREVIEW: Improv Games & Social Skills for Parents and Teachers by Tiamarie Harrison and Maja Watkins

Improv games and exercises provide opportunities to socialize in a safe place where you can take risks and make mistakes. Improv games with children allow parents and teachers to practice being in the moment while working on important social skills in a natural, fun, and creative way! Using improv games along with the improvisers mindset [...]

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Child as Teacher, Child as Leader by Marsha A. Tongel, Ph.D.

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When Teaching Gets in the Way of Learning by Trish D. Keiller

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THE IP INTERVIEW: Health Freedom for Families with Maria Whalen

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Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of Social Emotional Peace Learning by Dr. Nelly Farnoody-Zahiri

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Diary of a College Kid Part 3 by A.H.

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Where Do You Place Your Self Worth? by Michael Grimes

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The Hero’s Journey of Optimal Childhood Development Part 3 by Zachariah Fisher

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Improv Games & Social Skills for Parents and Teachers by Tiamarie Harrison and Maja Watkins

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10 Ways to Parent Without Screwing Up Your Kid by Nick Seneca Jankel

Smelly diapers, sleepless nights, helping with homework, tackling meltdowns, wiping Nutella off every surface and giving cuddles whenever requested are just some of the joys of parenting. It’s possibly the greatest catalyst for personal growth that money cannot buy. It easy to want to tear your hair out and yell at your kids for their messy rooms when they are arguing over the iPad, but it can be avoided. With two kids under the age of five, I developed 12 golden rules for keeping peace in our home and love in our hearts.

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