Love Your Youth: 4 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Bullying

Bullying is a serious and unfortunately common issue that affects many teens. It is a form of emotional abuse that can have far-reaching effects on the victim’s life. As soon as you become aware of a bullying situation, you need to take appropriate steps to deal with the issue. This may include contacting the school or reaching out to authorities to discuss criminal charges. Once the immediate situation has been addressed, be aware that your child may have lingering effects from the events that require your attention.

Discuss the Situation Openly

One of the most important steps that you can take to help your child overcome the effects of bullying is to open a conversation about it. This conversation may be one long heart-to-heart, but most often, it is a long series of conversations. You may notice that your child is increasingly able to open up to you about the situation, and you can work with your child as he or she explores feelings about the events.

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Improve Health and Fitness by Exercising at Home

One of the greatest misconceptions about fitness is that working on your body is something that can only be done in a gym. With the sedentary lifestyle that the greatest majority of people are currently leading, even the minimal amount of physical activity can make a huge difference. Still, for those who are willing to take this idea one step further, yet who feel uncomfortable going to a gym, making a home gym might be a perfect middle-ground. All you need here is one free room, some equipment, and a proper game-plan. Here are some thoughts on all three of these aspects.

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Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know

You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.

Cleft Palate

The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.

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4 Nutritious and Delicious Meals for the Family to Enjoy

In any household, there are several dietary restrictions, palate preferences, and taste buds to cater to. With that said, preparing a meal for all to enjoy can prove a daunting task. Whipping up a dish that’s both tasty and nutritious can be even more challenging. Don’t be afraid to utilize your local deli and bring home a little variety and add it to your menu. It takes the load off while offering up a little help, allowing you to serve a delightful meal even after a busy day.

However, with some top-notch recipes that even beginners can master, your culinary endeavors don’t have to be a headache. For some healthy and delicious meals that your family will love, continue reading.

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4 Steps to Take When Your Elderly Parents Need to Come Live With You

It’s become increasingly common to see multiple generations under one roof. If it’s time for your parents to move in with you, you’re in for quite a change. To make this transition easier, you’ll want to consider taking the four steps below.

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Frozen Pipes! How to Prevent Major Winter Plumbing Woes

Lots of homeowners are surprised at how cold it doesn’t have to get for pipes to freeze. Some pipes freeze when the temperature is as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, well above the freezing temperature of the water. In many cases, all you may have to do is wait for the pipes to warm up, or warm them up manually. In other cases, frozen pipes burst. Here are some ways to prevent frozen pipes:

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College Not a Fit for Your Child? 5 Fulfilling Alternatives

College is touted as the path to career and financial success. However, many young people do not know what kind of career they want when they finish high school. Some don’t want to go to college at all. This can be troubling and frustrating if you are a parent, but it doesn’t mean your child lacks ability or ambition. Forbes says to look beyond college as the ultimate path to career success. There are alternative roads a young person can follow that are also fulfilling.

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The Great Outdoors: How to Have a Fantastic Time with the Fam


There are many outdoor activities that offer families many perfect ways to spend their leisure time in the fresh air. Many of these activities are great for promoting better physical fitness and can help build closer bonds among family members. Here are a few ways to have a fantastic time with your family while being outdoors.

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4 Tips For Effective Outdoor Spring Cleaning

Cleaning up your yards and the outside of your home doesn’t need to be an expensive project. With a little bit of hard work and some planning, you should be able to give your property a world-class makeover in a single weekend. Here is a quick glimpse at four tips that will help you revitalize your property after a hard winter and prepare it for summer relaxation.

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4 Tips to Help Prepare Your Dog Before a Vet Visit

Taking your dog to the vet can be a stressful experience for both you and your pooch, even for a routine checkup. This is a problem because it’s unhealthy for your dog, makes it harder for your vet to care for your dog’s health and can even result in aggressive behavior. If you have a dog who gets very stressed during vet visits, start considering steps you can take before the appointment so the experience won’t be as traumatic for her.

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