Successfully Launching your Teenager

Successfully Launching your Teenager

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Date : May 26, 2012

Many teenagers have difficulty leaving home once they graduate high school. When you reached the magic age of eighteen, it was expected that you would move out of your parent’s home. You would either go to college, vocational school or get a job. This doesn’t seem to be the normal process today. It is not unusual for teens to live with their parents until their mid twenties.

This is because: • It is more expensive to live on your own today than ever before • There is no shame attached to...

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The Game of Chess Teaches Children Important Life Skills

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Date : May 19, 2012

According to Chess.com, “The origins of chess are not exactly clear, though most believe it evolved from earlier chess-like games played in India almost two thousand years ago. The game of chess we know today has been around since the 15th century where it became popular in Europe. Chess is a game played between two opponents on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game...

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Do You have to Confront Your Abuser in order to Recover?

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Date : May 12, 2012

Many of us are survivors of one or more of the following types of abuse as children and/or adults: physical battering, rape, domestic violence, emotional terrorism/mental cruelty and extreme neglect. These forms of abuse leave us frightened, confused, moody, and mistrusting others. They also cause us to push away pain in dysfunctional ways and create difficulty with intimate relationships.

The journey to recover from being emotionally and physically traumatized can be a long process that has many...

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Is Hating Someone Because They are Different a Mental Illness?

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Date : May 3, 2012

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition is the manual that mental health providers use in determining mental disorders. The DSM-IV is also utilized by mental health institutions across the country to determine if someone is depressed, anxious, bipolar, schizophrenic or other emotional problem. Therapists are expected to use codes from the DSM-IV in order to receive payment from insurance companies.

The DSM-IV does not accept that the hatred of someone...

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