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When mom-in-law nit-picks your parenting

My mother-in-law has many opinions about how we parent and she is not afraid to share them, even in front of the children.

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Girls are constantly texting my son

My 12-year-old son is receiving texts from girls all the time! What can I say to my son to help him discourage these girls from all this contact?

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Understanding highly sensitive children

Parents of highly sensitive kids are accustomed to a look of bewilderment on the faces of relatives, friends and complete strangers – a look that says, Surely he can’t be upset over that!

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Jealousy in a stepdaughter

I'm engaged to be married in three months. My fiancé’s daughter seemed happy about our relationship at first, but I'm noticing subtle changes in how she relates to me and I feel she is jealous of my time with her dad.

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Checklist of traits in highly sensitive children

High sensitivity (also called Sensory-Processing Sensitivity) has been studied in kids and adults for over 60 years. It’s not a disorder; it’s simply a temperament type – one that’s shared by 20 per cent of the population.

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