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Cooking With Your Kids

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a girlfriend about the seemingly endless cycle of cooking dinner. “It seems to me,” she stated with a sigh, “like it is the same thing every night. Settle the kids in front of the TV or a game, pull out the...

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The Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.” —BF Skinner, American psychologist, behaviorist, and authorWhen BF Skinner wrote “Science of Human Behavior” in 1953, he opened a field of study previously unknown to parents before: that children could be influenced positively or negatively by...

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The Benefits of Co-Viewing TV With Kids

In recent years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its guidelines on children and media. Instead of ‘zero’ exposure to media, children older than 2 may be exposed to 1-2 hours of media a day. A parent would watch along with a child in the best-case scenario. But...

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8 Most Effective Tips to Improve Your Child’s Concentration

If you know kids, you know how distracted they can be. New toys have flashing lights and sounds. Distractions are everywhere; and if adults have difficulty managing it, how do children?   The answer is, children need your help to improve concentration. It is not in a child’s nature to sit...

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How to Teach Kids to Take Care of Their Things

The Good Ol’ Days Back when our children were babies, everything they needed was up to us.  All of the care and feeding they needed was on our shoulders; that included making sure their things were stored correctly and working properly.  Milk or formula in the refrigerator?  Check.  New batteries...

Tips For Working Parents: How to Spend Quality Time With Kids

“There is only one thing more precious than our time, and that is who we spend it on,” writes author Leo Christopher.Where Does The Time Go?Do you ever feel like there just is not enough time? The kids, the job, the home, the meals…and something is always bound to...

Does The Tone of Voice Affect Communication with Little Ones?

When it comes to communication with kids, your tone is everything because babies are sensitive and can know if the message is positive or negative.Your tone of voice often says more than the words are spoken, and it can make children feel important and valued.Remember that your kids are likely to...

7 Steps to Better Parenting

Raising a happy and healthy child is not an easy feat; it is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs for parents. However, many people do not approach parenting with the same determination and focus they use for jobs. Several rely on their gut reactions or prefer to pass on...

A Parents Guide on Naps for Kids

A Parents Guide on Naps for Kids

The early years of your kid’s life are always exciting because you get to watch them grow. Naps are essential for children’s development it gives an exhausted child the opportunity to rest. However, many parents struggle to get their toddlers to take naps. The key is to give your child the required...

Essential Skills That Kids Should Have

Essential Skills That Kids Should Have by The Age 5

Not every child will grow up to work in the corporate industry or the health sector. However, they will all grow into an adult one day. Your child will need to learn the appropriate skills needed for resilience and navigating life as an adult. From as early as five years, they...