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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 of how she will pay for the upkeep. Watching her has made me realize that I need to teach my children about money. Here are some tips for making sure that your […]

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Choosing Good Friends

Friends are an important part of childhood and it’s essential to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on. Starting when your kids are young, teach them how to make and keep good friends. Here are some guidelines for steering your kids in the right direction. Have your children invite their friends to play […]

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Help Your Child’s Interruption Habit

Trying to teach your child not to interrupt can 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. That’s […]

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How to Encourage Your Child to Read for Fun

You know reading’s fun – in fact, as an adult, you’d probably love to have more time available to curl up with a good book. But how can you convince your kids or students to do the same? For parents and teachers with kids who already know how to read, the issue isn’t teaching them […]

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How to Diffuse a Temper Tantrum

If you haven’t yet experienced the dreaded temper tantrum, 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 it at a […]

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