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ASK QUESTIONS

In Balance & Thrive, Parenting by alexabrett1 Comment

It’s okay for parents to ask questions. Kids don’t come with a manual. We all wish they did. It’s kind of mind boggling that we go through nine months of pregnancy and after just a few days in the hospital—where …

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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Parenting requires us to expect the unexpected. It exemplifies having to embrace a lack of control. Imagine that you plan the perfect outing, your child gets sick. You have a big deadline at work, the babysitter cancels on you. You want …

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10 WAYS TO DECREASE STRESS

In Balance & Thrive, Parenting by alexabrett7 Comments

I think of stress as a loop, a treadmill of sorts. Some of it is caused by an exhausted nervous system but the cycle often starts with our need for control. We all have triggers. People can get overwhelmed because …

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