6 Ways to Boost Collagen for Better Skin

By: Brian Syuki   Collagen is a body protein that keeps the skin looking young. When your body has enough collagen, the skin is firm, soft and smooth. On the other hand, lack of collagen makes the skin look dull, saggy and wrinkly. Most of the changes that occur on our skin as we age are caused by collagen loss. We start to lose collagen in our mid-20s and continue to lose more as we grow older. Related: Health Benefits of Ingested Collagen Unfortunately, the body doesn’t produce collagen, so we have to get it from our diet. But before we look into […]

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HOW TO ENCOURAGE KIDS TO BE PROBLEM-SOLVERS

BY MICHAEL GROSE   6 tips to help kids avoid anxiety develop positive self-esteem and not be scared of making mistakes. BY MICHAEL GROSE When parents solve all children’s problems we not only increase their dependency on adults but we teach kids to be afraid of making mistakes and to blame themselves for not being good enough. That’s fertile ground for anxiety and depressive illness. So, how can we raise kids to be courageous problem-solvers rather than self-critical scaredy cats? Here are six practical ideas to get you started. Turn requests into problems for kids to solve Kids get used to bringing […]

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD WHEN THEY’RE HIGHLY EMOTIONAL

BY MICHAEL GROSE One of the hardest jobs for a parent to do is to talk to your child when they are angry and upset. There are two common mistakes that we make when kids are angry. First mistake is talking or shouting over an emotionally-charged child or teen. Usually this drives up anger rather than diffuses it. The reptilian brain (our old brain) generally takes over when children are angry so they’ll either take flight (shut down, run away, go to their room) if they perceive a challenge or they’ll fight (argue, shout, and get more upset). The second mistake […]

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How Children Can Benefit Greatly From Video Games

Giving your child the tools they need to succeed in life can sometimes be a daunting ask. With an abundance of options, and technology changing the way in which we navigate through life, children have an overwhelm array of options to help them grow and learn. In fact, one of the most prevalent forms of entertainment and education for children is video games. Unlike other tactics that might take time to integrate with your children, or that they may simply dislike, video games pair the entertainment factor with the benefits of learning perfectly. Find out more about how video games […]

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The Importance Of Creative Writing Programs For Kids

  People often say that reading is fundamental and they are exactly right. You cannot do anything with your life without the ability to read. Reading isn’t just fundamental to education, it fundamental to life. While we all understand why reading is so important, I believe that we overlook the need for good writers. When I was in college, the state made it mandatory for all students to pass a statewide writing test. Normally a student takes this test their freshman year of college, I put it off until senior year. Once you have accumulated 60 hours of credits, the state […]

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