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Raising a Narcissist

A recent study done at The Ohio State University led researchers to suggest that when parents give their children “inflated praise” they might actually be encouraging narcissism. Let’s take a look at the definition of narcissism and an explanation of “inflated praise.” The dictionary defines a narcissist as a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish; someone with excessive preoccupation with or admiration of his or herself … Continue reading

Time for a Summer Job

It might be harder than ever for teenagers to find a summer job but the benefits are well worth the effort. The most obvious plus is the fact that your teenager will be making money, but that’s just the beginning. Being employed (or self-employed i.e. mowing lawns, babysitting, etc.) gives your teenager increased responsibility and a taste of “real life” where things like reliability, hard work, and perseverance are appreciated … Continue reading

Young Athletes

Sports can teach children many valuable lessons and be a great source of exercise and fun. They can, however, also have adverse effects. We don’t want to suggest the negative aspects of involvement in youth sports are guaranteed.  Instead we want to mention some things parents should consider. One of the points of consideration actually results from the misconception that kids should (1) train at an early age and (2) … Continue reading

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