Parent and Teen Babysitting Checklist

Parent and Babysitter Health and Safety Checklist: What Parents Need to Do to Keep Children in Childcare Safe
Don't take chances with babysitters and children in childcare. Leave careful instructions. Keep your cell phone on and charged. Don't travel too far from your children. Plan for emergencies. Cover all bases and plan for the worst.
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Stinkin Thinkin, Toxic Behavior and Detachment in Relationships

Stinking Thinking and Toxic Behavior: Mental Detachment
In a relationship with stinking thinking and toxic behavior? If someone you love has stinking thinking with toxic behavior you need to detach. Your job is to keep yourself safe. Emotional and mental detachment is one method.
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Clinical Chronic Depression: Long-term Effects on Mind and Body

Clinical Chronic Depression, Major Depressive Disorder--How Depression Affects the Mind, Body and Emotions
There are a multitude of causes for depression. Clinical depression is chronic the roots are more difficult to find compared to acute, situational depression with more readily traceable causes (death of a loved one, job loss, for example).
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Depression: Emotional Pain and Physical Pain

Understanding Depression, Emotional and Physical Pain: Mind-Body Connections
I'm a special education teacher certified in emotional impairment. I have a degree in psychology. I've read almost every book on depression self-help. I've also battled depression and it's my own experience with depression that has taught me the most.
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What Depression Looks Like

Understanding Depression and Nervous Emotional Disorders
Depression is pervasive, insidious and baffling. What does depression look like? Don't overlook depression just because a person looks happy. Depressed people have a high pain tolerance. It's emotional leprosy. Read More

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