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Adolescents are more emotional and risk taking: But don’t blame them for it.

Adolescents are more emotional and risk taking: But don’t blame them for it.

Wondering why your teen is so emotional and risk taking?  Your teenager is neither crazy nor stupid. No matter how emotional they are; No matter how much they seem to be making poor choices. There is a very good reason why teens are the way they are. It is not their fault or yours. It’s…... READ MORE

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Emotional Regulation: One of the Highest Priorities of Parenting

Emotional Regulation: One of the Highest Priorities of Parenting

In almost every study of child development, one factor pops up again and again- the importance of regulating children’s distress. We all have negative emotions such as sadness, loneliness, feeling rejected, anger, boredom, shame, and guilt. Negative emotions serve an important function. They are signals to ourselves and to others that we are in a…... READ MORE

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