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Honey, Don’t Stare

Children are not the most tactful people in the world, especially when they’re very young.  They don’t understand that staring is rude, so it’s up to us to teach them.  Here are some ideas you can use instead of simply saying, “Honey, don’t stare” when someone is different. It’s not that children intend to be […]

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Hobbies are Healthy

Hobbies benefit children in many ways. It gives a child an opportunity to express themselves, and it allows them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. They are also great educational tools. A child interested in rock collecting learns about geology and science, and a child in writing stories learns about sentence structure and proper grammar. […]

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Teaching Kids about Money

My younger sister can’t save money for anything. If she gets $20, she goes out and gets her nails done, without any idea how she will pay for the upkeep. Watching her made me realize that I needed to teach my children about money. Give your children an allowance that is age appropriate. For our […]

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Choosing good Friends

Friends are an important part of childhood and you want to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on. It’s easiest to help them make the best choices for your children while they are young. Have your children invite their friends to play at your house. This gives you a chance to see […]

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Help Your Child’s Interruption Habit

Trying to teach your child not to interrupt can sometimes be an exercise in frustration.  Telling them there’s a time to interrupt (in case of a fire) and a time to not interrupt (boredom) isn’t enough. But putting these principles into practice is easier said than done, especially for a very verbal or high-energy child. […]

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How to Diffuse a Temper Tantrum

If you haven’t experienced this, you will soon enough. All children, especially toddlers and teenagers, will have at least one temper tantrum in their lifetime (if you’re lucky). For parents, it can be a frustrating time, but you are not without help. Here are some tips to keep the tempers cool. What Is a Temper […]

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