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Social Skills “Red-Flags” for Preschoolers

Is your child on pace, lagging a little or in danger? Below are a few red flags that indicate your preschooler may be struggling with social skills and need additional help. As children move from toddler to preschooler age, most seem to naturally develop social skills. They learn to play

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Why the Definition of “Friendship” has Changed?

Back in the day, your friend was someone in the neighborhood, a classmate or someone you saw (in person) on a regular basis. You passed notes in class, had sleepovers, and hoped you didn’t get a busy signal when you called them on their landline to make plans. You shared

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When Is It Time to Seek Professional Help for My Child?

Is it time to seek professional help for your child’s social skill issues? Parenting isn’t easy. Being responsible for the care and upbringing of another person can be overwhelming at times. Are you making the right decisions? Do you think it is time to seek professional help for your child?

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Passive-aggressive Personality

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Personality at Work

Are you working with someone that is passive-aggressive at work? They’re sarcastic, known for snide comments, prone to procrastination and giving you the silent treatment when they’ve been “slighted.” These are all traits of a passive-aggressive coworker and working with them can be a real challenge. So, what can you

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Why Social Skills are Lacking in Our World of Social Media

Less than 20 years ago MySpace was created. No one could have predicted how social media has influenced and changed our lives and culture. While some of these changes have been positive, such as making it easier to stay in contact with friends, sharing new ideas, and exposing societal issues,

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The Long-term Impact of Social Distancing on Social Skills

Social distancing was a crucial component of flattening the COVID-19 curve. For extroverts initially it was a challenge, but they adapted and discovered some perks. Working from home meant sleeping a little later, more time with family, and learning to bake bread. So much bread was baked. For introverts social

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How to Deal with Explosive Behavior in the Workplace

Explosive behavior has no place at work. While this is an obvious statement, no doubt you have experienced an explosive outburst from a co-worker or employee. No matter how much we love our job or try to foster a good work environment, there can still be sources of friction or

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