Tag Archives: Candi Wingate

The Upside of Failure

As parents, we know that we can’t shelter our kids from each and every opportunity for failure. Sure, we want to, but we can’t. Nor should we. Sometimes, the best learning opportunities spring from failure. Here are some of the benefits of letting your kids learn from failure. Kids learn …

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Rewards System for Kids

A parent’s job is to guide their children healthfully to adulthood. That guidance typically includes the provision of positive and negative feedback to children. Positive feedback can be tied to rewards (i.e., dessert after dinner, an extra half hour awake at bedtime, etc.); negative feedback can be tied to punishments …

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iPad Parenting

Image Credit: FastCompany.Com iPad parenting is the practice of letting technology such as iPads and laptop and tablet computers occupy, entertain, and educate children such that there is reduced need for parent-child interaction. Use of these technologies can make more enjoyable family travel time, time in a restaurant waiting for …

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Safety & Social Media

Image Credit: Scion Social Sometimes, danger lurks in the most innocent of exchanges. When parents use social media such as Facebook, My Space, LinkedIn, and other mass-exposure venues, it is wise to use caution about what information is posted. After all, you never know who main gain access to that …

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Stimulating the Mind of a Toddler

To a typical toddler (perhaps two or three years old), the world is full of wonder. Everything is new and curious. It is easy for parents or nannies to foster the curiosity and learning of toddlers . . . opportunities abound in every interaction and in every environment. Here are …

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