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Are you a Snowplow Parent?

First we had helicopter parents — the types who anxiously “hover” over their children’s every move. Now, we have snowplow parents (also referred to as “bulldozer” or “lawnmower” parents). These mothers and fathers try to clear the path for their children by removing obstacles or challenges to what they want their children to achieve or to ensure their success. An

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Ways Teens Can Develop a Healthy Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is how your child feels about himself, his abilities, and his value. These feelings develop over time as your child interacts with you and others. A child with a healthy self-esteem values himself as a person, trusts his feelings and abilities, believes he is capable of doing things well, and is able to work toward his goals. Unfortunately, a

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