Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

20 Minutes a Day: How to Squeeze in Daily Fitness

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20 Minutes a Day: How to Squeeze in Daily Fitness
How to get a lot of exercise in a little bit of time

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If the thought of squeezing in long workouts at the gym while balancing family life and work stresses you out, take a breather — with some creative approaches, you can squeeze in 20 minutes a day while running a household. “Fitness isn’t limited to just the four walls of a gym,” says Jessica Matthews, exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. “For busy parents, there are many creative ways to add more physical activity to your day.” Continue reading

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Tools to Teach Teen Compassion & Empathy

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Tools to Teach Teen Compassion & Empathy

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As a parent, you want to see your child act with compassion and show empathy to others. They may need a bit of a push and some guidance, though, to learn how to show others these qualities. Teaching compassion and empathy to children can start when children are very young, according to Denver-based psychologist and author of “Peaceful Parenting,” Nancy Buck. Continue reading

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Parenting Teens to Be Successful

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Parenting Teens to Be Successful, Responsible, Caring & Independent

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Your child’s teenage years can be pleasant and memorable if you foster an environment that encourages successful, responsible, caring and independent behavior. “Parents who demonstrate their ability to meet their needs for safety, love, power, fun and freedom in respectful and responsible ways provide a model for teens to learn to do the same,” says Nancy Buck, Denver-based psychologist and author of “Peaceful Parenting” and “How to Be a Great Parent.” Continue reading

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How Parents Affect Teenage Personality Development

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How Parents Affect Teenage Personality Development

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A harsh word or a moment of praise can make a significant difference in how a teenager’s personality develops. In fact, more than words, actions can affect the type of personality teens develop. Being aware of how parents can positively influence a child’s development is key when fostering healthy and happy teenagers. Continue reading

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What is Worth Fighting For With Your Preteen?

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What is Worth Fighting For With Your Preteen?
Listen up, parents: How to choose your battles wisely

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Parenting a preteen can be tricky. When choosing your battles, keep in mind that children today are faced with pressure from friends, school and family, all while trying to navigate raging hormones and changing bodies, says Raquel Lefebvre, Vermont-based licensed psychologist. “Keeping this in mind when dealing with your child will help you come from a place of empathy, where you can work with them rather than against them,” she says. Continue reading

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Tips for Parents to Get Through the Puberty Years

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Tips for Parents to Get Through the Puberty Years
‘Set clear boundaries’ and other ways to handle the changes ahead

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The puberty years can send parents and preteens on an emotional roller coaster ride. From wild mood swings and impatient moments to short fuses and temper tantrums, it’s likely the entire family will need to find ways to adjust and cope. How can you keep your sanity while also offering a supportive environment for your pubescent child? Education, communication and self-care should be a top priority for parents during this time. Continue reading

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