Author: Hannah Whittenly

Having Fun Together: 4 Creative Ways to Build Family Unity

Family unity is established and nurtured when the whole family joins together on creative projects. When working together, opportunities for communication open up and family members can gain a deeper understanding of each other. There’s lots of creative ways to build and sustain family unity. Here are just a few of them: Get the Family Together in the Kitchen The kitchen is often a gathering place for kids and parents. It’s a place where the whole family can work together preparing a meal or making fun snacks. Specific tasks will need to be assigned according to what’s appropriate for...

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How to Increase Your Child’s Confidence in His or Her Appearance

Every parent thinks their child is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, modern society bombards children with mixed messages about appearance and beauty. As children get older, they may be under intense peer pressure to look attractive or cool. This can easily lead to problems with confidence or self-esteem if the child doesn’t feel they can live up to the expectations for their appearance. The good news is that parents can do a number of things to bolster their child’s confidence and minimize the damage media and society has on a child’s self-image. Develop Positive Affirmations and...

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How What Your Child Wears Affects Their Confidence & Positivity

Adults are all too well familiar with being self-conscious about their appearance. When you are dressed well, you feel confident in yourself, but wearing clothes that you don’t feel look good on you quickly takes that confidence away. Even though we are all familiar with this, many parents forget that the same thing applies to children. Here are just four of the many ways that the clothes your child wears can affect his or her confidence and positivity. Ill-Fitting Clothes Quickly Drain Confidence Many parents with multiple children save clothes from older kids to give to the younger ones...

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How to Know If Your Loved One is Ready for Assisted Living & How to Find the Right Facility

There are many clues to indicate when a loved one is not coping well living alone. Once those signs start appearing, you’ll know it’s time for a discussion about living arrangements and safety. You’ll want to take the necessary steps to assure that you select a reputable facility and one that will meet the needs of your loved one. Visual Clues that Indicate Your Loved One Shouldn’t Live Alone When you visit an aging family member, look for clues such as housecleaning tasks that aren’t getting done and a lack of personal care. Check out the refrigerator and cabinets...

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What is Life Really Like Living off of Social Security?

About 14 million people receive a social security check due to disability or an injury. People suffering from these conditions want to pull themselves by their own bootstraps but simply are unable to. On top of all this, there is an underlying stigma placed on those living off of disability. Yet, do we even know what it’s really like to live like that? Hopefully, the following points will enlighten us all in that regard. Staying on Track A person on disability must stay on top of his or her medical appointments to continuously prove the need for disability. That...

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