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Healthy Body Image: Tips for Guiding Girls

By Mayo Clinic — 2018

A healthy body image is an important part of a growing girl's self-esteem. Understand what you can do to help your daughter feel comfortable with her body.

Read on www.mayoclinic.org

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Seven Tips for Parenting Teen Boys: 'Nagging Them Is Like Shouting into a Void'

Adolescence is the perfect storm for relationships between teen boys and their parents, but they are more vulnerable than they seem.

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5 Ways to Promote Honesty in Teens

Teens want honesty from adults just as adults crave the truth from teens. If we both want the same thing, why is it so hard to get there?

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Teen Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

When your child becomes a teenager, your parenting role begins to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide rather than a rule-maker or teacher. That’s not to say your child won’t need you to intervene when there are safety issues or that your teen won’t need consequences.

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Raising Your Daughter as a Single Dad

Being a single father to a daughter can be particularly daunting, as you navigate all the social situations, complex feelings, and developmental changes your daughter experiences throughout her youth—without a firsthand understanding of some of what she's going through.

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How to Help Today's Perfectionist Girls Love Themselves

By linking their value to approval from others, they are searching outside of themselves in order to feel good and worthy.

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12 Things to Say to Your Daughter to Encourage Healthy Sexuality

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting to teach children about sexuality as early as 18 months, which allows them to learn about themselves slowly and over time, just as they learn about absolutely everything else.

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I Had No Idea What to Tell My Daughter About Body Image. And Then She Wrote This.

Awake girls might be a little angry. But they know that the poison is outside, not inside. And they'll work to clear the air for all of us.

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An Introduction to Raising Sons

In a post #MeToo world, many parents of young boys are anxious to find a better way forward for their sons. Luckily, there are many things parents can do to foster a positive environment in which their sons can flourish and thrive, and be proud of who they grow up to be.

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How to Spot Depression in Young Children

We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder: What Parents Need to Know

While some disruptive behavior is normal, a pattern of hostility and defiance may warrant a closer look.

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