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Smartphone Addiction: How Phubbing May Be Undermining Your Parenting

Parenting is a complex journey of nurturing, protecting, and guiding children toward independence. While no universal manual exists, parenting choices significantly influence a child’s development. In the modern, technology-driven world, the pervasive use of smartphones presents a new set of challenges, possibly hindering children’s growth and affecting family dynamics. The integration of smartphones into daily ...

Nathan Machoka

Dad sitting on the couch using his smartphone and ignoring his bored, young daughter.

Warning Signs and the Causes of Speech Delay in Children

Children with a speech delay may use words, but you have a hard time understanding them. They could also struggle to speak because they struggle to form words. A 2-year-old can produce two and three-word sentences and say roughly 50 words. By the age of three, children have a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and ...

Viena Abdon

A mother and daughter communicating.

5 Qualities That Foster Communication Skills

When it comes to establishing a successful career, having excellent communication skills is crucial. However, your ability to communicate is also vital in your personal life. You may be stumbling over your words and hating your inability to project calm. The good news is that you’re not uncool; your communication skills haven’t been fully developed. ...

Ratul Saha

Communication skills.

Does Job Security Rely on One’s Hard or Soft Skills?

We often hear the question of whether job security relies on one’s hard or soft skills. You’ve got a reputation for being the best coder, accountant, or mechanic, but your hard skills amount to little if you don’t work well with others. Some of the most important professional skills for workers and employers alike simply ...

Emma Lu

Five women at a meeting around a table.

6 Factors That Can End Your Marriage

Falling in love and getting married is easy. What is tough in marriage is to remain married. Simple misunderstandings and certain unwanted behaviors can easily put an end to marriage within a short time no matter how loving the couple was previously. 6 things that can end your marriage 1. Deception in marriage Relationships are ...

Emma Lu

Couple on a bicycle.

How to Handle a Job Interview

Job interviews are always better handled when you properly prepare yourself. You anticipate every oddball question that could be thrown at you until one seemingly innocent question throws you off track: “Tell me a bit about yourself.” Well, you know, I’m the best guy for the job, and I need this job so bad. You ...

Raven Montmorency

A job interview.

How-to: The Perfect Handwritten Letter

With the advent of the Internet, handwritten letters have become almost a lost art. While handwritten letters encouraged people to focus on the structure, composition, and style of the content, today’s emails and text messages have made people communicate without such considerations since the only aim is to be as brief and succinct as possible. ...

Raven Montmorency

Carnations on a handwritten envelope.

The Art of Speaking

There is an ancient Chinese saying: “Sickness enters through the mouth; misfortune comes out of it.” The Chinese saying articulated the art of speaking — only speak meaningful words. Zeng Guofan was a Chinese statesman, military general, and Confucian scholar of the late Qing dynasty. He once said: “You should not act as you desire, ...

Helen London

Speaking to a group of people.