The holidays can be painful. For some of us, it’s because it is too much time spent with the family. For others, it can be painful because family isn’t near or perhaps a loved one has passed away.
A new strategy at the Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland appears to be working. Since the beginning of last year, the school hasn’t had to suspend a single student since they began focusing on meditation as a new way to serve detention. Whenever a child misbehaves, they get sent to the ‘Mindful Moment Room’. Another benefit they noticed is an increase in attendance rates.
After a near-death experience while driving, Brian Doyle started thinking about the last words that he said to his parents and his friends. He also started to contemplate all the things that he didn’t say to them. As he explained it, we assume that the people in our lives know how important they are to us, but in reality, many people don’t know. Unfortunately, the majority of the time, we never actually tell them.
The world is starting to wake up to the fact that many men suffer from sexual dysfunctions as a result of pornography use. But porn and sex addiction doesn’t just affect men, it affects women too.
A 2015 STUDY BY MARIE CLAIRE, WHICH SURVEYED 3,000 WOMEN, DISCOVERED THAT 1 IN 3 WOMEN WATCH PORN EVERY WEEK, WHILE 1 IN 10 WATCHES IT EVERY DAY.
If there’s one thing that we all have in common, it’s that each of us wants to be happy. This video is presented by Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar, who believes that happiness is born from gratitude. He teaches us the importance of slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.
Over the past few decades, Halloween has become infamous for teenage pranks and misbehavior. Sit down with your teen and remind them about your rules as well as laws. Sometimes illegal activities take place on Halloween in graveyards including drinking, drugs, grave digging and vandalism. Talk to them about the dangers of being involved with illegal activities and pranks so hopefully they’ll make wiser decisions.
We’re all guilty of it. Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs because we need to keep our kids safe. Sure, there’s part of us that knows that our baby is no longer our baby. We’ve raised strong, independent and intelligent (at least most of the time) young adults. BUT, we still want to protect them. It’s in our nature.
We know that the online world is a scary place, full of trolls, sex traffickers, and bullies. Some of us are tempted to install monitoring software on their devices. Other parents may manually go through their teen’s devices and look at texts, private messages and websites browsed. But at what point, do we stop eavesdropping and start trusting our teen?
Once an Internet troll picks their target they will spread accusations and will ruin the reputation of their target. In some cases, their actions have been so damaging, they’ve even caused suicide.
Trolls are motivated by a need for attention and get their high by inflicting pain on others.
According to an article on Big Think, two Australian researches conducted a study in order to describe the personality profile of the average internet troll.
Social media has unfortunately become the norm in practically any teen’s life. Here is a recap of 7 great tips to keep your children safe on social media from Dayton Daily News.
1. Say “no” to social media as long as you can.
2. Decide together which social media sites your child can use.
Give Her Courage is a movement created by two moms (Amy & Kelly) that are on a mission to inspire STRONG, SMART, and BOLD girls. Join their virtual tribe of REAL LIFE #MOTHERHUSTLERS - moms who want to uplift, support, encourage, and raise a new generation of strong, brave women ready to lead the charge and pave new paths for the future.
When it comes to teenagers, most just focus on getting through the school day, rather than dreaming up goals and taking the steps to achieve them. For those who are creating goals, they are typically pretty short termed. Perhaps it’s saving up for a car or a trip for spring break with your friends. Many teens are also starting to narrow down their choices of where they’d like to go to college, even though many are unsure what they’d like to major in.
We all want our daughters to be strong, confident and fearless but how do we help them achieve these traits? One key aspect to raising strong women is making sure they understand they always have options. If someone feels trapped and believes they don’t have a choice, they’re more willing to do things that they don’t agree with.