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8 Life Skills Kids Need Before College

8 Life Skills Kids Need Before College

  By Dr. James G. Wellborn for GalTime.com Senior year.  EVERYONE is counting down the days to graduation; teenagers, parents, teachers, school administrators, the local police.   Finally, your kid can enter the phase psychologist Jeffrey Arnett calls emerging adulthood, a time of life marked by career training, partial independence and lack of long-term responsibilities.  (It is followed, all too frequently, by a phase parents call HORRIFYING when adult

How To Carve Out Couple Time When You Have A Baby

How To Carve Out Couple Time When You Have A Baby

By Marina Sbrochi for GalTime.com   Time?  What time you say?  In between being a human milk maiden, poopy diaper-changer and barf-rag, your time is pretty much spoken for.  I’ve been there.  Three times.  The good news is that with each new experience, a lesson is learned.  You do have the time.  It’s just changing the way you look at it.

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The heat is on.

How I Came Out Of The Closet On National TV

The moment I was born, I had my first "coming out" experience. Of course, it meant nothing to me — my mental capacity was yet incapable of grasping what "coming out" and being gay meant. Still, the DNA wire crossing was complete, never to be undone.

Is It Considered Cheap To Use A Coupon On A Date?

Is It Considered Cheap To Use A Coupon On A Date?

Dating can be expensive. First, you invest time to find someone to ask out. Then, once you have a date, you may spend money on your appearance - a new hair cut, eyebrow wax, manicure, pedicure or a new outfit. If you are a single parent, factor in the cost of a babysitter and snack food for the kids. It's very possible you may have spent a couple hundred dollars before you've even gone on your date.  

5 Tips For Gaining Confidence & Shedding Self-Doubt

5 Tips For Gaining Confidence & Shedding Self-Doubt

Have you ever heard a 3-year old demand, “I do it!!”? Unfortunately, the fearlessness we know as children often leaves many of us as adults.  I have been plagued by self-doubt for much of my adult life, so I’ve taken a special interest in beating it.  Below I have outlined 5 tips for gaining confidence and shedding self-doubt.

When Is Good, Good Enough?

When Is Good, Good Enough?

I’ve been struggling this week--make that this year--to get my videos done so that I can finally launch my website.  These are the free-gift training videos that I send out to anyone who signs up on my website.  My credit card receipt tells me that I actually started in November when I bought Screenflow, a video-editing program.  Let’s just say that it is taking awhile.  

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Love your kids? Love your body.

Your Bad Body Image & Your Kids: A Dangerous Combination

In all my years as a parent educator, I have never met parents who earnestly wanted to hurt their children. Most parents sincerely want to encourage and empower their children to lead strong, successful lives. However, it is their lack of mindfulness that defaults into old patterns and belief systems that teach their children harmful messages rather accidently.

Should You Ask Him Out?

Should You Ask Him Out?

By Terri Trespicio for GalTime.com   I’m no stranger to asking out dudes. I’ve done it — slipped my number into someone’s hand, slid a napkin-scribbled note onto a table, approached a man eating alone at a sushi bar, even walked straight up to a very hot guy in some kind of grounds crew and invited him to call me. But I’ll be honest, while it can be sexy and fun and a great experiment to honing and exploring your confidence, most of those dates never transpired.