Staying Friends with Your Siblings

Sibling rivalry is normal in childhood. Siblings often compete for their parents’ attention, parental approval, access to toys, and other things that they deem valuable and limited in supply. When one sibling...

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.,...

Safety and Social Media

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...

How to Get Kids Talking

You want your kids to feel free to speak with you about anything that crosses their minds. You want them to perceive you as “cool” enough to handle well whatever they are...

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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Teaching Kids about Healthy Competitive Spirit

Introduction to Competition by: Candi Wingate Competition. Some people shy away from it; others thrive on it. Some people are “good sports” (winning and losing graciously) while others are “poor sports” (when...