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Understanding the teenage brain

Neuroscience is unlocking the mysteries of the teen brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely to succumb to peer pressure. by Lucy Foulkes, University of…

A new way to approach friendships

A simple way to think about friendships

When you’re a kid, making friends is really easy. Friendships pop up in the playground, at the slippery dip, in the check out line. Four years ago, my girls made lifelong friends…

Teen meltdown - a strategy to stop a tantrum in its tracks

A strategy to stop a teen meltdown in its tracks

My son is the master of the teen meltdown. To be honest, he was also a master of the toddler meltdown, the preschooler meltdown and the beware-of-the-10-year-old-boy meltdown. You could say he’s…

What parents could have done differently

40+ things adults wish their parents had done differently

AskReddit is often a good read for vox-pop type discussions. Someone asks a question and everyone opens up. I recently came across a thread about what people wish their parents had done…

Helping our kids develop self acceptance. #parenting #tweens #teens

5 ways to teach kids the power of self acceptance

I am a firm believer in the importance of self awareness and self acceptance. Of understanding, knowing and believing in who we are as individuals.  Years ago, I chanced upon the HBO…

Mumlyfe shares useful stories to help you raise nice kids and feel good about yourself too.

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