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Proven Ways to Overcome Your Social Fears

A fear of social situations is one of the most common phobias out there. After all, who doesn’t get nervous at the thought of public speaking? But for some people, even everyday interactions can cause significant anxiety and hold them back from enjoying meaningful relationships with others. Although it is

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Do You Have a Passive Communication Style?

Good communication expresses one’s thoughts and emotions clearly, which is essential for a successful career and happy family life. But with passive communication, one rarely communicates their thoughts effectively. In this article, we are going to explain what passive communication is, how to tell if you are a passive communicator,

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The Difference Between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Communication is the act of interacting and exchanging ideas with other people. There are two primary forms of communication: verbal and nonverbal. With verbal communication, people express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through spoken or written language. Nonverbal communication uses other methods, such as body language including facial expressions, gestures,

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5 Ways Parents Can Build Self-Esteem in Their Children

Positive self-esteem has proven to be a crucial component of childhood development. Children with a healthy sense of self-esteem tend to be more successful in school, more likely to reach personal goals, less likely to give into peer pressure, and better able to overcome problems they encounter. Overall, they are

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Social Skills “Red Flags” for Teens

Are you seeing some social skills “red flags” in your teens? Successfully helping your child navigate their teenager years is one of greatest challenges of being a parent. There are so many things to worry about. How are they doing in school? Is their social circle exerting a positive or

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Social Skills “Red-Flags” for Elementary Schoolers

Good social skills are crucial throughout life. The development of these skills begins early in life. The social skills children cultivate in elementary school play a key role in helping them succeed emotionally, socially, and even academically. As a parent, we know our children aren’t perfect, but it can be

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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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