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About Goodness Chick

 

Goodness Chick is focused on relaying relevant issues that pertain to parenting teens, family dynamics as well as addressing mental health issues. Knowledge is power. Whether it be depression, prescription pill addiction or the challenges of being a single parent; each of us face our own challenges. When we collaborate the journey seems less daunting.

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Latest Blog Posts

ADD and ADHD meds: Abused and Misused

From the time we can walk there are blaring messages of being DRUG FREE and signing contracts to JUST SAY NO before you even know what a contract is. We are in a war when it comes to addiction. We want our kids to remain drug free. The reality is that in recent years,...

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How to teach our kids to deal with peer pressure

Peer pressure. It's a word that can conjure up visions of commercials in the mid-80s of kids with little baggies of weed and Nancy Regan toting around the infamous 'Just Say No' button. No matter how lame or cliche it may sound, the reality it our kids face it on a...

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The Power of Consistent Parenting

Raising kids can be the most intense roller coaster ride of your life. It's a, "please hold onto the bar" kind of experience. There are ups and downs for sure. Just like anything, there are certain 'tips' that can make the experience a little less jarring and the...

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Social Media Etiquette: What Our Kids Need To Know

We text, send selfies and face time our kids. Social media can be a lot of fun as well as convenient, but we need to define what is and is not appropriate when it comes to posting online. As parents there is great value in defining what is and what is not appropriate...

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How To Overcome Fear That Holds Us Back From Living

Fear. Every one of us has some form of fear in one way or another. There is a healthy type of fear that can protect us from harm’s way. On the other hand, it can place barriers and obstacles in the way of progress and growth. I believe there are too many who allow the...

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Teaching Our Kids How To Communicate

Communication is a core part of life. It always has been and always will be. In order for our kids to transition to healthy adults effective communication is critical. In the past five years there has been a noticeable regression in communication skills among teens....

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