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Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Same Passport, Different Culture

A great thing about living abroad is our children become exposed to many different cultures. This makes them tolerant, accepting, and more global which will be fabulous traits for their futures. Yet, many times our children seek out friends who are the same nationality, speak the same language, or look similar to them. When these are the defining traits to start friendships, sometimes more important characteristics such as honesty, compassion, or fairness may be forgotten.

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How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

Talking about the weight of our children can be difficult for multiple reasons. Cultural factors, family genetics, lifestyle habits, and many other dynamics influence our ability to evaluate weight objectively. Often times, it is difficult to judge weight in children because their bodies are growing and changing every day.

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How to get your child to eat without a fight

How to get your child to eat without a fight

Fighting to get a child to eat is a common family struggle. Luckily, parents can use a no-nonsense approach to avoid struggles over food while reinforcing good behaviors so children learn to have a healthy relationship with food and mealtimes.

When food becomes a tool to create stress or anxiety in a family, the rhythm of the family is disturbed. Since food is a common element of life, having conflict over food means there is constant conflict in the family. Yet, there are ways to stop the struggle and enjoy food and family time.

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5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good about discipline

Is disciplining your child a parenting dilemma for you? Here are five guiding principles to safely and effectively discipline your child. Additionally, a short list of activities that parents should avoid using as discipline are given because they may permanently hurt a child physically, emotionally, or psychologically.

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