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  “The world is good” is a popular phrase in my house.  My husband and I often say this to our children amidst the goodnights and I love you’s before bed; I say it to myself when figuring out how I want to phrase things for my boys, and my husband and I use it as a shorthand with each other when talking about issues related to our children. What do we mean when we say this?  We mean that we want to preserve our boys’ innocence and pure love for the world they live in. They believe people are good and everyone is trying their best; we don’t want to do anything to change these beliefs. What does this […]

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The idea that parenting teenagers is difficult is well-known, but less discussed is how their growth and development of the a teenager’s brain results in causing them to exercise different judgement than they later will as an adult. Knowing about the overall development of the brain as a teen grows and develops can inform parents about providing what their children need while traveling toward adulthood. The Structure of the Brain A human brain is made of several important sections that perform specific functions. The brain stem – located at the base of the skull and connecting directly to the spine – controls involuntary and basic functions like breathing, regulating body temperature, and blood pressure. Above that is the temporal lobe, […]

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