Mysteries for Kids

Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading

If you employ some well-known strategies, this can be the year your child learns to enjoy reading, which will pay positive dividends for him and for his entire future. If a child doesn’t enjoy reading, he will not read enough to really master the skill and reap the rewards. He may drift through life not fully understanding much of anything he reads and life is a nightmare for people like that. Help make reading fun for your child. {Read More}

Scary Or Not, Halloween Stories Encourage Reading

Whether Halloween stories are scary or not, children are easily captivated by this fun celebration and love the promise of thrills and chills and it motivates reading, and that is always a good thing. {Read More}

Kids Are Bullied—And So Are Adults!

Kids are bullied for too often and so are adults, although adults understand why it happens, know their options, and can cope better than any child can. We have all become aware that bullying is on the increase at every age level.

Physically strong and dominant people—adults and children—and people in authority with power over others—have always been able to bully weaker people. However, this behavior has become increasingly acceptable in our society in spite of receiving so much negative publicity. We all have to contend with bullying to some extent, and it is time to make it stop. {Read More}

Solve the Mystery of How to Teach Kids To “Keep Calm”

Practice staying calm even when you are upset, and teach kids the techniques they can use to remain calm and let them know about the dividends of self-control. {Read More}

Bullying—It’s Not Me, It’s Those Other Guys

The bullying of children has become a major topic of conversation and concern. We know bullying occurs far too often and we know the terrible results and they are frightening. However, bullying is not confined to childhood; it is behavior that reflects the adult world. {Read More}

Yes, Talk To Your Child’s Coach—But Be Careful

Parents need to be involved in their child’s sports and should talk to their child’s coach—but within reason. Sometimes what is reasonable in looking after their child’s needs and best interests in sporting activities can be confusing to some parents. They find it hard to believe, for instance, that it isn’t always a good idea to seek out the coach to complain about something or to make suggestions. Sometimes, it isn’t. {Read More}

Are You Dressed Appropriately For Your Child’s Sports?

Being appropriately dressed for your child’s sports doesn’t mean dressed in the latest sports fashion, it means being properly attired so that you’re comfortable. When your child signs up to join a team, it’s very important to be involved, and you can expect it to be a rewarding experience but you can find yourself suffering needlessly if you are not familiar with, and prepared for, the environment that you will encounter.

If you have a child playing a particular sport for the first time, make sure you are ready for the elements and the surroundings—rain, snow, sleet, mud, icy cold arenas, or hot, humid playing fields. {Read More}

Can Positivity Be Overdone For Children?

Teaching positivity—positive thinking—to children is important but should not lead to showering them with unmerited praise, and encouraging them to avoid competition so they will not experience loss. If praise is insincere, and children are not allowed to compete and lose, they can develop unrealistic expectations about life and won’t learn how to deal with disappointment and failure. Parents, teachers, and coaches must learn where to draw the line. 

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The Good And The Bad Of Parenting A Child Athlete

There are good and bad aspects of being the parent of an athlete, but when you add in the benefits to the child and to you, the good definitely outweighs the bad.

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Spooky Halloween Stories Encourage Kids To Read More

Spooky Halloween stories encourage kids to read more, and play an important role in their emotional education. If your child is a reluctant reader, introducing him to a scary Halloween story may be the nudge he needs to be captivated and to discover that reading can be fun.

Another benefit is that spooky stories allow children to experience and learn how to control their darker emotions. Children worry about not being loved and not being accepted. They are afraid of losing their parents or becoming lost. They fear strangers, the dark, the unknown, and real or imagined threats to their safety.

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