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...

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.,...

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...

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Raising Your Children to be Readers

When children realize that reading is an adventure, a whole universe of possibilities blossoms for them. The joys of reading are at the heart of the National Education Association’s Read Across America,...

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4 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

You have asked Zoe to clean her room three times now… but she just doesn’t seem to hear you! What can you do to get your Zoe to listen? When you prepare...

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