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On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.

There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.

It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.

For kids who struggle with reading or simply don’t enjoy it, graphic novels are a great way to get them interested in books. As most of the text in graphic novels is accompanied by funny or captivating images, kids who have difficulty reading word heavy books can understand the story without struggling. With the increase of kid appropriate graphic novels in recent years, you can find all sorts of stories for kids of any age.

On average, a new habit takes approximately 30 days to develop, so don’t get discouraged if you struggle at first. Remain positive and focused on the goal.

Working from home comes with a number of challenges, which you know all too well if you’ve been telecommuting since the beginning of the pandemic. But when you’re trying to parent and work from the same place, things can easily spiral into chaos. Here are a few tips for structuring your days in a way that creates more harmony for you and your family.

Bridging the parental divide might feel especially frustrating and confusing right now. “Given the current state of the world, everything feels more emotionally charged,” says Stephanie Lee, PsyD, a child psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, “but I want to remind parents that more likely than not you do have tools and skills to handle this.”

Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.

Because I am Latino — I know there can be a certain stigma in my community when it comes to mental well-being. Many Latino men will not want to talk about depression, because they fear it is not a manly thing, or that they will then be known as loco. But I don’t hesitate to say that I have been depressed.

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