Adults Who Mentor Teens – How Effective Are Their Communication Skills?

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In his classic parenting book, The Wonder of Boys, psychologist Michael Gurian claims that “three families – not one” are needed to raise a healthy child to be a happy, successful adult. The first family is the “nuclear family”—the parents…

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What Can Parents Do to Help Their Child Become One of the Smart Ones?

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During the first few months of life, parents show lots of colorful, noise-making objects to their infant. Slowly, the baby learns to pay attention. The child is doing the work to program the neural pathways for sight. During the first year of life, parents…

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