raising an assertive child
Teaching Your Child to Be Assertive: 10 Tips
Teaching your child to be assertive involves a few simple strategies, like practicing active listening and helping them build emotional intelligence. Assertiveness is the ability to self-advocate and express yourself while respecting the beliefs and rights of others. It's a beneficial quality that many parents want for their kids, although it doesn't always come naturally to everyone.
Your Teen Might be watching...
What Parents Need to Know - from common sense media
"Parents need to know that You is a series about a charming and violent young man who stalks young women. Social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, are used to help him. There's lots of cursing. The series features many sexual situations. In addition to systematic stalking, You also addresses domestic abuse and murder. Violent, bloody attacks with things like hammers are sometimes visible, as are gruesome injuries on bloody corpses.
For more information check out Common Sense Media HERE
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Comal County high schoolers are jailed on felony charges for vaping what could be legal hemp
SPRING BRANCH - When kids walk into the gas station near the high school in this rural stretch north of San Antonio, they come face to face with Texas' booming market in psychoactive hemp derivatives. Just inside the door, a glass cabinet entices shoppers to a smorgasbord of fruity and doughnut-flavored vape pens dressed in vibrant, shiny packaging.
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Positive Affirmations And How To Use Them
Positive affirmations can be used in a variety of ways, including the following. There are several apps that focus on positive affirmations, such as ThinkUp, Shine or I am. Depending on the app you choose, you'll be able to read or listen to affirmations created by others to get inspiration for your own.
If you don't know where to start, the internet is rich with affirmation lists on virtually any issue you might be facing, but also more generic affirmations to start your day.