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Children Who Witness Abuse

18 Ways to Support Children Who Witness Domestic Violence – Domestic Shelters

Exposure to trauma can lead to long-term effects in children. But there are ways to help children heal Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children in the U.S. witness violence by a family member against their mother or female caretaker. Exposure to that kind of trauma can harm childr
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Children and Domestic Violence

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13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy

uly 14, 2016 by Catalina Gonella Lately, it seems like every other day, we turn on the news or open up our social media to find that another tragedy has occurred. Each time we’re faced with these events, we may be overcome with sadness, frustration, and hopelessness. But in these time
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7 Tips for Parents to Help Children and Teens post Separation/Divorce

Dr. Ashley Miller, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on July 12, 2016 Welcome to a new series here on the Kelty blog! Dr. Ashley Miller will be taking over the blog every second Tuesday to write about family relationships and parenting children with mental health concerns. Please take
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Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say

By Kj Dell’Antonia March 8, 2016 Recently, university researchers asked children and parents to describe the rules they thought families should follow related to technology. In most cases, parents and children agreed — don’t text and drive; don’t be online when someone wants to talk t
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A Playful Approach to Discipline

by Gordon Neufeld In this two-part editorial on discipline, Dr. Gordon Neufeld discusses the root causes of problem behaviour and their surprisingly playful solutions. Play has been on my mind lately. Perhaps it is the influence of three young grandsons. Perhaps it is because I want t
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Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common By Monica Anderson The widespread adoption of various digital technologies by today’s teenagers has added a modern wrinkle to a universal challenge of par
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How can the relationship between children and their parents survive separation and divorce?

  Dagmar is on Faculty with the Neufeld Institute and director of the German language Neufeld training and education. When my marriage broke up, my biggest concern and feeling of guilt was: What are we doing to our children? Children are creatures of attachment – attachment does
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Just Breathe how to cope through breathing and meditation.

Just breathe / This video on mindfulness, made with elementary school children and their families, captures the children’s understanding of difficult emotions, how they affect different regions of the brain, and how they cope through breathing and meditation.    
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