Posts by Sophie Dixon

Limit or Permit?: A Parents’ Guide for Monitoring Social Media

The existence of the Internet has only complicated things. As Internet usage continues to prevail in our everyday lives, every parent struggles to determine what is appropriate for their kids. Many question when to give their kids privacy and when to intervene. It’s impossible to predict when social media use is going to be helpful…

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Be Informed in a Healthy Way

Would You Like to Hear the Bad News or Bad News First? Everyone likes to be informed. It keeps us aware of what’s happening in the world and lets us discuss current issues with others. However, just as the old proverb assures us, sometimes having no news is good for us. But we have to…

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How to Set Boundaries in 3 Steps

Personal boundaries are the limits placed between ourselves and others. When we talk about healthy boundaries, we don’t mean rigid ways of shutting people out. We are focused on not stretching ourselves too thin so we can take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. Oftentimes, we suffer due to lack of knowledge on how…

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The Worst Advice Given By Parents

Most parents strive to be great at parenting. We want “the best” for our kids so they grow up to be successful. However, research has shown that successful kids don’t come from what has classically been doled out as parenting advice. Healthy eating habits, self-control, social skills, and compassion for others are trademarks of a…

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The Gloom of Zoom

One Zoom, Two Zoom, Work Zoom, School Zoom                 -Dr. Seuss in 2020, probably Let’s face it: we’re over six months into a pandemic and Zoom parties aren’t the novelty they once were. What we once used to reconnect with distant friends and family has become an unwelcome…

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