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Positive Discipline

TIPS FOR POSITIVE DISCIPLINE – Show respect, and focus on the behavior not the child. – Be firm, fair, and consistent. Discipline with love not with frustration. – Do not use physical punishment. It teaches children that violence is acceptable. – Fit the consequences to the behavior. For example if you child color the kitchen counter the consequences should be …

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Bullying

School is supposed to be a place where students feel safe and secure and where they can count on being treated with respect. The reality, however, is that a significant number of students are the target of bullying episodes. Bullying has always been a harsh reality, but in recent years it has developed a whole new level of intensity. It’s …

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Birth Order & Relationship

THE INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 3 How does all of this affect our choice of a partner? The best bet when deciding on a partner is to choose someone with a birth order unlike our own so that we can benefit from the strengths of someone who has learned a different set of strategies for dealing with life. …

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Preventing Depression & Psychotherapy

New evidence supports psychotherapy for treating subclinical depression in order to prevent depression from developing. Another of many studies indicating that depression is not only treatable, but preventable with education and treatment. The same skills that people can learn, such as problem solving skills, coping skills, and social skills, to overcome depression are the same skills that can help prevent …

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Relationship Conflicts – Part 5

Understanding the sources of conflict in your relationship is one step towards resolving the differences between you. When we can get the problems out in the open and talk about them objectively, we can often find the solutions. Use the list below as a starting point for shedding some light on your relationship conflicts, which may now be hidden but …

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Is Loneliness a Problem for You? A Quiz

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

Answer the following questions. If you have more “yes” than “no” answers, you might find it helpful to start the process of alleviating your loneliness. Do You Feel … 1.That you are not in tune with the people around you? 2.That you lack companionship? 3.There is no one you can turn to? 4.Alone? 5.That you are not part of a …

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Steps to Take for Ending Loneliness

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

1. The first place to start is to recognize and fully admit that you are trapped in the loneliness cycle. Look at your thoughts and feelings. Do you feel that you are apart from others? Do you take a cynical view about the intentions of other people? Do you distrust others? Do you feel that there is nobody you can …

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Breaking the Loneliness Cycle

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

We create a reality for ourselves that determines how others view us. Other people observe this reality and use it to define us. Then they act toward us on the basis of that assessment. So, if we see ourselves as lonely people who are trapped in a cycle of isolation, others will also see us that way and will treat …

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The Effects of Loneliness

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

Physical pain alerts us to the need to take action to end the pain. Social pain in the form of loneliness tells us to end our isolation. Indeed, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain indicates that the same region of the brain is activated when a person feels rejection as when they feel physical pain. Research has found …

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Loneliness

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Understanding Loneliness

Only the lonely, Know the way I feel tonight, Only the lonely, Know this feeling ain’t right – Roy Orbison If you feel lonely, you’re not alone. Loneliness is a subjective sense of isolation – a feeling of not being able to connect with other people, a sense of being apart. As humans, we feel the need to be with …

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