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  • Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

    Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

    While we try to shield our children from the pain and suffering that happens outside of their world, instant communication and the presence of the media in the home has made keeping disturbing news more difficult. But, when children do see something sad or confusing, it helps open the door to talk…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 19, 2014

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  • Three Ways to Win the Backtalking Battle

    Three Ways to Win the Backtalking Battle

    Backtalk. Backchat. Mouthiness. Whatever you call it, it's one of the negative aspects of parenting a budding adolescent. They are beginning to assert their independence, much like they did when they were two or three and refused to eat anything, or threw themselves on the floor of the grocery…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 12, 2014

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  • 5 Ways to Raise Compassionate Kids

    5 Ways to Raise Compassionate Kids

    By Jessa McClureIn a world that values self over others, it can be difficult to find ways to bring your kids back down to earth, and teach them to show compassion to their families and fellow man.While it might seem like a daunting task you can show your overly-connected offspring that there is a…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 10, 2014

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  • Nurturing Your Little Michelangelo Could Benefit Them for Years to Come

    Nurturing Your Little Michelangelo Could Benefit Them for Years to Come

    By Jessa McClure"Can we paint today, Mommy?" While the idea of colored water spilling into the grooves of our dining table and brush strokes ending up everywhere but paper makes me want to run screaming from the room, I know that letting my daughter express herself through art is a good thing.In…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 05, 2014

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  • Pleasing a Pint-Sized Picky Eater

    Pleasing a Pint-Sized Picky Eater

    By Jessa McClureIt's dinner time, and I'm once again staring down the table at my two-year-old, waiting, hoping, begging for him to take a bite. But he is skilled at this game of chicken (even though he wouldn't eat it), and he knows how to win. For a second he brings a piece of broccoli to his…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 04, 2014

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  • Helping Your Child Deal with the Loss of a Loved One

    Helping Your Child Deal with the Loss of a Loved One

    By Jessa McClureI watched family members and people I didn't know file into a room I'd never visit. None of them looked my direction as I sat in the potpourri-scented waiting room of the funeral home with my feet dangling inches from the floor. I knew my grandmother had passed away, but I didn't…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted August 22, 2014

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  • Helping Your Child Have a Successful, Enjoyable First Sports Experience

    Helping Your Child Have a Successful, Enjoyable First Sports Experience

    By Jessa McClureI suspect that a pink-clad character in a popular book series was part of the reason she chose it, but my little one was suddenly obsessed with soccer. She was kicking every ball we owned, pointing out soccer balls in cartoons and soon began begging to play.As a parent entering my…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted August 19, 2014

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  • Parenting a Cautious Child and Keeping Your Sanity

    Parenting a Cautious Child and Keeping Your Sanity

    By Jessa McClureDisney music shouted at us from a speaker in the ceiling, barefooted children ran circles around our bodies like they were inanimate objects, and a toddler sat crying inside of an inflatable castle. I looked down at my daughter as she surveyed the scene, and I could tell it was…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted August 11, 2014

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  • Four Ways to Win Bedtime Battles

    Four Ways to Win Bedtime Battles

    By Jessa McClureThe coffee drips slowly into your "World's Best Mom" mug. You rub your eyes and grunt a good morning to your well-rested spouse. You've been up again dealing with your preschooler who just won't go to sleep and stay asleep.Your frustration mounts each night that your child protests…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted August 07, 2014

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  • Having Trouble Getting Your Kids Ready for School in the Morning?

    Having Trouble Getting Your Kids Ready for School in the Morning?

    By Jessa McClure Your alarm bellows its jarring call, and as your eyes adjust to the still-dark room, you realize another day is dawning and you must get your children dressed, fed and to school before the first bell. It is a daunting task that can be a source of stress and frustration for any…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 25, 2014

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