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Social Media As A Game by Dr. Greg Hudnall & Paula Dudley

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“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” It is easy to note that the Evil Queen in the movie “Snow White” cares about being the greatest in the land in physical appearance and worldly possessions. This is evidenced by her obsession with looking in her magical mirror and needing to change things about herself, or other people, to see value.

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Teaching Children to Serve by Merrilee Boyack

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It’s interesting to watch our children evolve and grow over time. They start out very self-centered. With good reason! They are trying to survive so they’re very much focused on having their own needs met.

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Exercise May Keep Your Brain Young by Damian Rodriguez

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The research is clear: regular exercise benefits more than just your body. One of the hottest areas of study in exercise physiology isn’t a muscle, it’s your brain.

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5 Tips for Summer Family Bonding By Nicole Carpenter

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I'm always equally terrified and excited for Summer Break to begin. How will I manage all the kids home all day and find that balance between fun and responsibilities? It is possible though, with a little bit of planning. Here are 5 tips to summer family bonding:

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Tough Talk or Loving Conversation? by LaMar Macklin II P.S

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I have worked as Prevention Specialist for over 20 years. I came from a law enforcement background in Salt Lake City. While in both fields I have worked with families and their children and sometimes under very awkward and uncomfortable circumstances. Many parents during these times “wish” they had said or done something sooner and also state how surprised they were. Although they realize that most of the time this was not a single event nor did it just happen overnight it still seems surreal to them and they are still in disbelief that this unforeseen thing has happened.

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Teenaged Boy Shows Crowd the Spirit to Succeed by Nicholeen Peck

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The air was sticky with moisture and it was noisy from the sound of parents and siblings talking in between heats. The next heat of swimmers was on the blocks ready to swim the 400-meter freestyle event. The age group of swimmers was 13 to 14 year olds. 

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Resilience: How to balance the scales for our kids by Tiffany Van Sickle

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Research shows that people who experience adversity early in life are more likely to experience poor outcomes in areas like learning, relationships, physical and mental health; including addiction.  We also know this is NOT true for everyone who experiences early adversity; this second group is often called resilient since they had a positive outcome in the face of negative circumstances.

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Building Healthy Habits by Damian Rodriguez

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Many of us point to the numbers on the scale as something to focus on in the new year, but science is beginning to show that this single-minded focus on weight may be misplaced.

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The Truth About The Lies by Dr. Greg Hudnall & Paula Dudley

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By definition, a myth is “a widely held but false belief or idea; a misconception of the truth; an exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.” In common terms, a myth is simply a false story or belief. Oftentimes myths are shared and even created to teach lessons on what is good, right, evil, or moral. However, they are rarely, if ever, supported by research or actual data. The scary thing about myths, and fictitious information, is that they have slithered their way into our everyday common reality. There are stereotypes, stigmas, and distorted understandings of the reality we live in because of myths. This article primarily aims to reject falsified information about the myths of suicide that currently lurk in our society.

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Parenting and Prevention By Rob Timmerman

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When I think about prevention and parenting, I think about connectedness. We find connectedness in multiple areas in the science of prevention. Connectedness can help protect children from the risks they face in their everyday lives. A key part in connectedness between parent and child, is a clear understanding that connectedness and friendship are different. Children need connectedness with parents and friendship with well, friends. This way, a parent can successfully fulfill the role of a parent without blurring the lines and confusing a child (does a friend give a clear curfew, or make sure a room is cleaned before going out?).

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