4 Tips to Help Your Child Cope With Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxiety can be brought on by many things, and for most parents, it’s a heartbreaking feeling to know their child is upset but not know how to help. It can also lead to frustration, arguments, meltdowns, and hurt feelings, which won’t help either the child or the parent feel good about themselves. When anxiety rears its head in a public place, there might be tears and embarrassment, too, which can make family outings very stressful. You may already know that the worst thing you can say to your child when he’s feeling anxious is to “get over it”. This is because anxiety affects our … [Read more...]

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Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain

Did you know that parent language is the single most powerful tool in shaping the brain of a child? It’s that simple, according to Dr. Dana Suskind, author of the latest book, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, (Dutton, September 2015). A cochlear implant surgeon at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Dr. Suskind argues that all parents can – and need to – harness the power of their words to shape their child’s future educational success. “No matter the language, the culture, the nuance of vocabulary or the … [Read more...]

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The Secret to Surviving Under Stress

Stress in the workplace is a very real ailment and it can take a toll on health if left untreated. Some people become stressed when trying to manage their work/life balance, while stress can also lead to a variety of health conditions and disorders. It is a tough condition to crack and it can have a detrimental effect on your professional performance. There is a range of reasons why you may feel stressed in the office. A difficult boss who sets unmanageable deadlines or has severe communication issues is one of the biggest drivers, especially when expectations and reality aren't in sync. … [Read more...]

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A Mother’s Love {Guest Post}

I am a mother of four, two teens and two in diapers.  Being a mother is a rewarding and a challenging task, which makes me extremely occupied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  But what it makes even more challenging for me, while attending to my family’s needs, is that I also have a full-time job to help my husband to support our daily needs. Time management is very essential for me, so that I will be able to fulfill my duties and attend to what my household requires.  How I do it? I am quite not sure, because I just let it happen from the dictates of my heart. As a working mom, I get to … [Read more...]

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Our Summer Vacation to Nova Scotia {Guest Post}

Thank you to Connie for having me here at Brain Foggles today! I blog at Forgetful Momma, I am busy stay at home mom, blogger, and student, and wouldn't have it any other way. Today I thought I'd share our family bucket list for our summer vacation this year. This summer we are taking a family vacation for the first time in years... ever? We've done weekend getaways but nothing like this. You see, we're taking three whole weeks of vacation time and heading to Nova Scotia to visit our family, friends and get a taste of sea air, and of course for me, sea food. Since there are four of us … [Read more...]

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