Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Tools to Teach Teen Compassion & Empathy

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Tools to Teach Teen Compassion & Empathy

Article Excerpt:

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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Getting the Most Out of an After-School Job

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Getting the Most Out of an After-School Job
Why a Paycheck Isn’t the Only Reward

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As your teen joins the workforce, it’s important to foster his sense of growth and accomplishment, while also setting realistic expectations for the responsibility of a job. Although adjusting to a job may not be easy for your teen, the rewards can outweigh the challenges, says New York-based psychotherapist Lauren Urban-Colacicco. Continue reading

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