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The Impact of Praise on Youth Development

The Impact of Praise on Youth Development

Aristotle said “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference”. Today, over 2,000 years later, we are still attempting to find the best ways to mentor our youth so that they grow into successful, happy human beings. As parents, teachers, mentors, or even community members, how do we start forming these good habits in our youth? Inherently, the answer is to praise our children for the good they have done.

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Mental Health: Should It Matter To Your Employer?

Mental Health: Should It Matter To Your Employer?

“Leave it (your home life) at the door” is something many employees are told. Regardless of what happens before you get to work, what stressors you are encountering, or your mood, you are expected to put a smile on your face and get the job done. But what happens when you are experiencing mental health symptoms? How do you heal and move forward if you are ignoring your thoughts, feelings and emotions…

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When are teens ready to truly assume adulthood?

When are teens ready to truly assume adulthood?

In our culture, multiple milestones are associated with reaching adulthood. Singularly, or en masse, they can be legal, physical, emotional, financial and/or cultural attainments or achievements. Some of these milestones are foist upon us without choice. Others we seek out or are steered into with some measure of intent or compliance.

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Smart Businesses are Helping Workers Take on Growing Caregiving Role

Smart Businesses are Helping Workers Take on Growing Caregiving Role

Estimates are that nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers (even more among middle-aged workers) are providing care for older adults, and half of the current workforce expects to be providing eldercare in the near future.

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Supporting Youth in Crisis

Supporting Youth in Crisis

The National Survey of Children’s Health reports that almost half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma. That is approximately 34 million children. A scary number, especially when you consider that this trauma will affect their mental and physical health into adulthood.  Trauma, coupled with horrifying current events such as mass shootings…

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