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What To Do With All That Anger!

What To Do With All That Anger!

“I hate you!”, “I don’t have to listen to you!”, “Go to hell!”, “You're not my mother/father!”, all of these may be common phrases for children and teens who have experienced trauma, loss, foster care and adoption. Have you ever tried parenting a child who puts his...

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The Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma

The Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) are stressful or traumatic events, like abuse, neglect and trauma. They may also include family dysfunction such as witnessing domestic violence or growing up with family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. ACE’s are...

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Brain Development and Parenting

Brain Development and Parenting

Parents help shape the most complex organ in the universe - the human mind. TRIUNE BRAIN (Paul MacLean, l978) -the human brain is a hierarchy of three brains in one; each has a different structure, function and chemistry. Though the human brain has evolved in size and...

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Parenting is Parenting! Or is it?

Parenting is Parenting! Or is it?

Parenting, simply put, is the way in which we socialize our children. And because children do not come into the world with any social and emotional skills, parents use discipline to teach and guide their kids. We all want our children to be respectful, resourceful and...

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