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    5 Tips for Mindful Parenting

    Parenting is one hardest jobs you can ever have. Unlike many other jobs, there is no universally recognized job description. And there is …

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    When Your Partner Is Dismissive

    Feeling that your partner truly listens to you is essential for a healthy relationship. So, when your partner seems to dismiss your …

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    Is Social Media Good or Bad for You?

    Kristen had a falling out with friends, and now it hurts to see them on Facebook having fun without her. She keeps checking to see what ...

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    6 Tips for Managing Family and Friends During the Holidays

    Feel the stress of the holidays yet? If not, consider yourself lucky ... and prepare for the tension yet to come. While you might look forward ...

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    How to Be a Good Parent to a Teenager

    If you have a teenager at home, you may, like many parents, be praying to survive these tumultuous years. I recently listened to an ...

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    Why We Shouldn’t Expect New Motherhood to Be Blissful

    Maternal bliss is a myth. Not that it never happens or there aren’t moments of it, but the idea that it is a given and natural state for ...

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    How to Have a Balanced Response When Emotions Are High

    We’ve all had moments when we’re just too emotional to think straight. Whether we’re feeling the bliss of new love, or the anger of ...

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    Your Phone May Be Impacting Your Relationships More Than You Think

    There’s no denying that smartphones help us connect with each other – but they can also keep us from being truly connected. A new study ...

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    How to Handle Toxic In-Laws

    No matter how difficult your in-laws are, they’re still your spouse’s parents. Whether their bad behavior is aimed at you or your spouse ...

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    What a Hug Can Say to You

    While hugs will never make it onto the list of “official” therapies, they can be powerfully healing ... but only if they feel right. Hugs ...

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    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a well-respected psychologist, who is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of the book Insecure in Love.