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  • 4 Ways to Keep Our Kids Safe at School
    4 Ways to Keep Our Kids Safe at School

    I was able to share 4 tips on how to help keep our kids safe at school on AllMomDoes.com excerpts from the article: Click HERE for full article Unfortunately, we live in a world where school safety is an important topic for us to discuss and be aware of.  Every time my social media feed says “School Shooting” my heart sinks.  As a Youth Advocate and a mom this has to stop!  I pray to be a part of the prevention […]

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  • Back to School | 4 Things Our Teens Will Face and How to Help
    Back to School | 4 Things Our Teens Will Face and How to Help

    Back to school, the start of a new year, time to clean out the closets, dust the house and pack brand new backpacks.  It feels fresh and exciting.  My teen is starting his Freshman Year of high school, and my little guy is starting Kindergarten, so as you can expect, I am a pile of nerves.   It is exciting sending our kids back to school with high hopes and new adventures.  And let’s be honest, it’s time to get […]

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  • How to Help | 10 Ways to Be a Good Friend in Grief
    How to Help | 10 Ways to Be a Good Friend in Grief

    It is very awkward to be around someone going through grief of any kind. Even after the loss of my mom, I still find it hard to know how to be there for someone else going through a similar situation. Here are 10 ideas to help someone who is grieving: 1. Don’t share stories of your personal loss in an attempt to relate. You don’t need empathy to have sympathy. Just like when someone is pregnant and everyone loves to […]

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  • IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW_____   | Campaign | Answer and Share
    IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW_____ | Campaign | Answer and Share

    How often do we look back at our lives and think if only I ……. then I would have……? This month I am asking you to FILL IN THE BLANK: IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW_______________   *High School student, what would you say to the person starting Middle School Next year? *College student, what is your advice for the Freshmen in High School? *Adult, what would you say to teenagers and young adults? This is our opportunity to think […]

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  • #Depressed | Where Your Teens Hashtag Leads | 4 Ways for Parents to Protect from Destructive Instagram and Twitter Communities
    #Depressed | Where Your Teens Hashtag Leads | 4 Ways for Parents to Protect from Destructive Instagram and Twitter Communities

    Did you know that the hashtag (#)Depressed has 9,678,617 posts on Instagram and counting? And that’s just one in that category. #Depression has 8,814,561, cutting has 4,040,598 and #suicide has 5,367,268. Students have found a group through social media that is the antithesis of support. This group of mostly young teens is filled with pictures and comments encouraging one another to go deeper into cutting, depression and often resulting suicidal thoughts. The internet and social media are great places to offer a […]

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  • Expectations | A Destructive Part Of The Grieving Process
    Expectations | A Destructive Part Of The Grieving Process

    When you are going through grief and have never experienced such a degree of pain there are many added issues you have to face. I faced my own expectations of myself as well as my perception of what others expected of me. Then there was the way I personally react to pain or change and how others around me were reacting to the hurt and change in me.  It is bad enough when you lose the relationship of the actual […]

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