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On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love

On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love Elise Harris Jan 1, 2019 SENIOR CORRESPONDENT Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates a new year Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini.)   ROME – Pope Francis started the New Year heaping praise not only on the Virgin Mary but on all mothers, saying their love is the foundation of humanity and the cure for a world often divided and filled with bitterness. He praised mothers for the “heroism” they show “in self-giving, strength in compassion,…

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The most dangerous place for women is the home, a new UN study says

By Kara Fox, CNN Updated 22:16 PM PHT Mon, November 26, 2018 (CNN) — The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN study. Out of an estimated 87,000 women killed last year, some 50,000—or 58%—were killed by partners or family members, according to the 2018 report on gender-related killing of women and girls by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). More than a third of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by a current or former partner, and 137 women are killed by family members every day, it said. While the majority…

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Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect

http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org Every child who has experienced abuse or neglect will have their own response to the trauma. While some children have long-lasting effects, others are able to recover quicker and with ease. There is not a right or wrong way for a child to manage effects of the abuse and neglect they have suffered. What are some factors that can influence children’s responses to trauma? Age Developmental status Type of abuse and/or neglect How often and how long a child was abused How severe the abuse was The relationship between the child and the perpetrator What are some physical effects…

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How To Teach Your Kids About Other Cultures

Raising kids with a greater appreciation for differences can help make the world a better place.   By Caroline Bologna 10/19/2018 08:32pm ET  https://www.huffpost.com    BROOKE AUCHINCLOSS VIA GETTY IMAGES There are many benefits to talking to kids about diversity and other cultures. As racist and xenophobic sentiments fill news headlines, many parents are wondering how to instill values of acceptance and cultural understanding in their children. “It’s important to me for my sons to understand that people around the world are just like them and to have empathy for those people, understanding and real global awareness,” Florida mom Akeelah Kuraishi told…

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5 Little Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health

From the “emotional volcano” method to a children’s book about mindfulness. By Taylor Pittman 10/12/2018 02:31pm ET | Updated October 12, 2018 https://www.huffpost.com    HERO IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Mental health isn’t something only adults should prioritize. Here’s how to talk to your kids about taking care of their minds just as much as their bodies. When children scrape their knees, they know it’s an injury that needs to be treated. But when they suffer from something mentally, they might not know it’s just as important to have their minds cared for too. Maintaining good mental health should be considered a lesson not only…

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Why You Should Teach Your Kids The Real Words For Private Parts

Using cutesy language can do more harm than good. By Caroline Bologna 11/20/2018 05:49am ET     MICHAEL H VIA GETTY IMAGES The conversation around body parts and bodily autonomy is an important one to have early on.    There’s no shortage of serious conversations parents should have with their children. And in the age of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, one fundamental lesson is the importance of our bodies and bodily autonomy. “Body awareness talks are the earliest conversations parents can have with young children to support their health and safety,” sex educator Melissa Carnagey said. Conversations about body parts and bodily autonomy lay the…

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8 of 10 children in the Philippines experienced violence

Sheila Crisostomo April 8, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Eight in 10 children and young people in the Philippines have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime that usually begins at home. This is one of the findings of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in their “National Baseline Study on Violence against Children (VAC),” the first ever national study on violence against children in the Philippines. The study showed that in the Philippines, “thousands of children are robbed of their childhood and suffer lifelong developmental challenges as a result of…

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How a parent’s affection shapes a child’s happiness for life

    Sandi Schwartz  https://www.mother.ly/child/how-a-parents-affection-shapes-a-childs-happiness-for-life   We all live busy, stressful lives and have endless concerns as parents, but it is clear that one of the most important things we need to do is to stop and give our kids a big loving squeeze. Research over the past decade highlights the link between affection in childhood and health and happiness in the future. Science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children,according to Child Trends, the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and…

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For parents, ‘to love’ is the ultimate role

When it comes to raising children, it doesn’t matter who does what, or how  Krista Garcia @kristamgarcia Published 11:59 AM, June 21, 2017 Updated 11:59 AM, June 21, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – How far will parents go for their children? On Father’s Day, Eden released “Drayber,” the 2nd installment of the #YakapStories online series. It featured a person shuttling from job to job in a single day – first as a tricycle driver, then as a market vendor, and finally as a car washer. At the end, the person is revealed to be a mother, and we learn why she has…

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How To Talk About Values to Your Kids

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/how-to-talk-about-values-with-kids/ Put the brakes on bratty behavior early by explaining the real meanings of respect, caring, and sharing. By Robin Westen   Talking About Values, p. 1 All parents want their children to learn right from wrong, but values won’t develop on their own. They need to be taught. When we catch our kids lyingor being disrespectful, it’s an opportunity to help them make a better choice. Simply saying ‘Don’t do that!” or giving a complicated explanation won’t leave a lasting impression. Here’s some expert advice on age-appropriate ways to talk to your kids: Use these words to teach worthy lessons they’ll…

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8 Things That Change Your Life When You Become a Mom

 https://youaremom.com/8-things-that-change-your-life-when-you-become-a-mom/?utm_medium=post&utm_source=website&utm_campaign=featured_post When you are pregnant there are things people don’t tell you… and even if you imagine them, there are things that change when you become a mom that you may not expect. Being a mother is something wonderful and any woman who is lucky enough to be one and to love her children above all, will know that life is not the same and never will be the way it was before. If you are not yet a mom but you will be soon, you should know some things that will change in your life as soon as you become a mom, and…

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5 Tips For Impatient Parents

 https://youaremom.com/5-tips-for-impatient-parents/ Patience is a virtue that must be strengthened when raising children, who will become reflections of ourselves in the future. Here are some important tips for impatient parents. As babies grow, so do their demands from mom and dad. As part of this growth process, it is important to arm yourself with patience and serenity. Do this in order to face each of their growing stages in the best way possible.  In general, impatient parents do not achieve the same results as those who decide to take motherhood and fatherhood with another attitude.There are situations that are undoubtedly complex and not easy to manage….

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Things Parents Should Never Post on Social Media

February 5, 2018 While posting photos of our children on social media may seem harmless, there are a number of things parents should keep in mind.           Not so long ago, sharing a photo or a video of our children meant loading it onto a computer and sending it by email, or putting              it onto a CD. That sounds unbearably tedious nowadays, but of course, it used to be even more complicated.  Today, with social media, sharing photos and videos of our children with family and friends has become so much…

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The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

SOURCE: https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-empowering-internet-safety-guide-for-women/  Sara Levavi-Eilat Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment. Whether in person or online, women everywhere have experienced it in one way or another. And with all the new ways the internet has opened avenues of communication, online harassment is more prevalent than ever. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, most…

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Hundreds of Mothers Attended a Mass Breastfeeding Event in the Philippines

By CASEY QUACKENBUSH  11:15 PM EDT http://time.com/5358364/philippines-breastfeeding-child-deaths/ Mothers participate in a breastfeeding event in Manila on Aug. 5, 2018.  Noel Celis—AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of Filipino mothers participated in a government-backed mass-breastfeeding event, publicly nursing their children in an effort to combat child deaths, AFP reports. The annual event drew more than 1,500 women to a Manila stadium where the moms breastfed their children in support of a public campaign to get more women to feed their babies breast milk over formula. “It’s an empowering moment,” Joyce Balido, 29, a first-time mother, told AFP. “It was very difficult to establish a milk supply at first….

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Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents

Reader’s Digest Editors    New Changes Of course you love your parents — that’s a given. But at times, maintaining the bond between parent and adult child can be as challenging as that between parent and teenager. These days, both of you are confronting new challenges — retirement or career changes, health issues, concerns about the future. It’s to be expected these issues will affect your relationship, but as you change, so, too, must your relationship with your parents change. Part of that evolution requires forging a new relationship, one between mature adults rather than “parent” and “child.” You already…

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41 Comics About The Highs And Lows Of Motherhood

Here’s to celebrating #MomLife for Mother’s Day. By Caroline Bologna Motherhood. It’s been called the hardest job in the world and the ultimate sacrifice.  It may be filled with chaos and confusion, but there’s also a lot of love and a lot of laughs.  In honor of Mother’s Day, here are 41 comics about the ups and downs of motherhood.  1 Science of Parenthood   2 Hedger Humor   3 New Mom Comics   4 Mom Comic   5 Lunarbaboon   6 Sketchy Muma   7 Hedger Humor   8 New Mom Comics   9 Mom Comic   10 Hedger Humor…

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