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Children Benefit By Practicing Year-Round Thanksgiving
7:04 pm , October 7, 2015 1

Children Benefit By Practicing Year-Round Thanksgiving

Children receive lifelong benefits from learning gratitude and practicing thanksgiving all year long. Gratitude is a difficult concept to teach to normally self-centered and self-involved young children, but that is when the teaching should begin. If your children haven’t learned to be thankful as preschoolers, it’s not too late. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder to {Read More}

Teach Empathy To Stop Your Child From Becoming A Bully
6:07 pm , September 23, 2015 0

Teach Empathy To Stop Your Child From Becoming A Bully

It is very alarming for parents to realize their child is a bully or exhibiting bullying tendencies, but the good news is that teaching empathy to children can curb this behavior and, fortunately, empathy is a learned behavior.

Have Parenting Standards Lowered Over The Years?
2:25 pm , July 9, 2015 0

Have Parenting Standards Lowered Over The Years?

Have parenting standards changed from those set by previous generations, and are they now lower and easier to meet or are they higher and more difficult to reach? There is a wealth of information on the subject of raising children and it is available to everyone through the media of TV, newspapers, magazines, books, and {Read More}

How You Can Keep Your Children Reading This Summer
1:41 pm , June 4, 2015 0

How You Can Keep Your Children Reading This Summer

You can keep your children reading this summer if you emphasize the fun aspect of reading, and make it a part of your family’s regular summer activities along with challenges and rewards.

Are You Being Forced Into A Helicopter Parenting Role?
2:43 pm , May 7, 2015 0

Are You Being Forced Into A Helicopter Parenting Role?

Are parents being forced to adopt child oversight roles that result in turning themselves into helicopter parents whether they want to be or not? Why and how is this happening? Everyone is Watching In April of this year, two incidents regarding children were highly publicized, and what the children were doing was very normal; the {Read More}

Can Hugs Really Cure The Misery Of Kids And Teens?
12:51 pm , April 25, 2015 0

Can Hugs Really Cure The Misery Of Kids And Teens?

The unhappiness of youth can’t always be cured by hugs, but physical contact that carries the message “I’m on your side” can make the misery bearable for kids and teenagers, too. It also makes misery bearable for parents. Hugs are messages of love.

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports
3:12 pm , March 16, 2015 0

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports

My blogs touch on a number of subjects that pertain to children, especially on how parents can help their kids with their reading through the benefits of fiction. I want to encourage parents who are always front and center in the effort to help children become better readers, and it is important that parents learn {Read More}

Newsletter Has Info For Parents Of Kids In Sports
4:23 pm , February 22, 2015 0

Newsletter Has Info For Parents Of Kids In Sports

My free, monthly newsletter for parents of kids in sports or other activities has always provided a dinner recipe along with easy directions for freezing and reheating leftovers. These individual, frozen dinners can be used when games, practices, lessons, or performances prevent a child from eating dinner with the family. The newsletter now includes sports {Read More}

With Five Easy Steps, Parents Can Help Kids Read Better
6:10 pm , January 23, 2015 0

With Five Easy Steps, Parents Can Help Kids Read Better

There are five easy steps parents can take to help kids read better and they don’t require a lot of time or special knowledge about phonics, suffixes, root words, and other teaching lingo. When your child is having trouble learning to read or learning to read well, there is a lot of pressure on parents {Read More}

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!
7:05 pm , December 8, 2014 1

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!

Giving books to kids during this gift-giving season is encouraged by researchers who tell us that when children read, it not only hones their reading skills, but also helps children understand, size up, and empathize with other people, and supports creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. You can’t miss if you choose books for the children {Read More}