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4 Benefits of Positive Reinforcement in Improving Child Behavior

When we were kids back in the day, it may have been the “norm” to be on the receiving end of  our parents’ bursts of emotions, yelling, and even a bit of spanking when we misbehaved. A system of rewards and punishment – while it may seem like a logical form of discipline – can have negative long-term side effects and can possibly do more harm than good for children. According to a 2013 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Adolescents whose parents yell at them have an increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, some of the same [...]

4 Benefits of Positive Reinforcement in Improving Child Behavior2020-01-10T14:15:24+00:00

10 Fun Math Activities Your Kids Will Love

The never-ending quest to keep your children entertained can be easier said than done. While it can be tempting for a parent to put on a television show or give their kids an iPad, there are better options out there. More specifically, there are plenty of fun and educational math activities for your child that are win-win solutions for everybody. Here are ten fun math activities that don't take long to prepare and are sure to be a hit at home: Oreo Fractions One of the best ways to help children become interested in math is by using food. Understanding [...]

10 Fun Math Activities Your Kids Will Love2020-01-03T16:34:42+00:00

4 Ways To Prepare Healthy Snacks For Kids

Let’s face it. Being a parent in 2019 means being incredibly pressured for time.  Between work, family and everything that comes in between, it can be easy to overlook some tasks during the day. And it’s even easier to look for a convenient compromise. But when it comes to nutrition and preparing healthy snacks for your kids, there can’t be  any compromise. Ensuring that your kids eat healthy food is a necessity. In addition to teaching children about the value of nutrition, it’s also important to teach them how  to make the best choices. You want them to make choices [...]

4 Ways To Prepare Healthy Snacks For Kids2019-12-02T14:07:44+00:00

7 Benefits of Adequate Family Time

The importance of spending quality time with the family can’t be discounted. Quality time is paramount for strengthening bonds and raising happy children. However, in a world that’s dominated by technology, an adequate family is often overlooked and taken for granted. A lot of us are busier than ever with work, chores, and other things that distract us from what really matters. If you find yourself caught in this dilemma, here are just some of the benefits of family time that you should consider. Building a lasting connection Spending time together as a family is an excellent way to bond, [...]

7 Benefits of Adequate Family Time2019-11-27T13:46:06+00:00

5 Essential Social Skills for Kids

Social skills play an integral role in defining success in the various aspects in your child’s life. As parents, what could be more fulfilling than seeing our kids thrive in any given place and situation? Teaching them social skills at a young age not only equips them to enjoy better relationships, but it also lays the foundation that they need as they grow into adulthood.   A 2015 study published in the American Journal of Public Health states that a child’s social and emotional skills in kindergarten might be the biggest predictor of success in adulthood. This is why it’s critical [...]

5 Essential Social Skills for Kids2019-11-27T13:36:41+00:00

7 Tips to Help you Raise a Well-Rounded Child

In today’s world, where kids’ abilities are measured with high-standard tests, it’s easy for parents to forget that it’s not all about academics. While educational achievements are important, a child’s talents and skills are equally important. Their talents and skills are what’s going to give them the confidence that they need to prepare for adulthood. So, how do you raise a well-rounded child? Here are some tips to assist. Establish a solid support system Children need to feel like they have a solid support system at home that makes them feel both confident and loved. This is the kind of [...]

7 Tips to Help you Raise a Well-Rounded Child2019-11-08T12:52:53+00:00

10 Fun Indoor Games To Keep Kids Active

An object in motion tends to remain in motion. And what’s true for physics is also true for your kids. But, Isaac Newton didn’t have children. If he did, he would have known just how challenging it can be to get your child motivated for physical activity—especially when the weather’s bad. Challenging, but not impossible. Children are naturally energetic. But, it only seems to show up when they’re outdoors. And if you’re a Texan, then you know perfectly well how the weather can go from great to inclement at the drop of a hat. It might appear to be easier [...]

10 Fun Indoor Games To Keep Kids Active2019-11-21T14:34:26+00:00

How to Limit Screen Time for Kids: 6 Tips for Every Parent

Today’s kids have been born into a world where technology is part of almost every aspect of their lives. This is why growing up, they are exposed to a vast array of gadgets and electronic devices - some of the things they can hardly live without. While using tablets, smartphones and similar devices can benefit children in several ways, too much time spent on screens can be detrimental to their development. Engaging in sedentary activities for too long can be a cause of obesity, behavior, sleep and school problems. Learn how to limit screen time for kids so that it [...]

How to Limit Screen Time for Kids: 6 Tips for Every Parent2019-09-24T13:01:04+00:00

Positive Parenting Techniques You’ll Need

Why is positive parenting important? Positive parenting is built on mutual respect. Children should be viewed as individuals, not as a property. Regardless of their age or gender, they must be regarded as human beings with feelings and the ability to think, process, and make judgments on their own. Leading by example is one of the many ways to enforce positive parenting techniques. Gone are the days of “I am your parent and that is how it must be” or “because I said so”. Why is Positive Parenting Important? It has been said that the very definition of the word [...]

Positive Parenting Techniques You’ll Need2019-09-06T15:53:39+00:00

7 Ways to Positively Parent Strong-Willed Children

Strong-willed children are usually mistaken as stubborn or difficult. Maybe because they know how to stand their ground, they always test their limits, can argue with you forever and are insistent on getting what they want. Well, it may be true that raising these kids can be quite a challenge. But you know what? Your ability to raise them positively can help shape them into successful and amazing adults!  Strong-willed kids can be a handful, but here are some helpful tips to positively parent your child and encourage their cooperation.  Let them learn through experience Strong-willed children are less likely [...]

7 Ways to Positively Parent Strong-Willed Children2019-08-20T13:34:35+00:00