Are you wondering, "What motivates a child to learn?" One of the most important aspects of nurturing a life-long learner is extending learning beyond the classroom. There is no question that the skills students learn in school are important for both academic and social growth. But, learning goes beyond the classroom as well and children must be open to the larger world of ideas … [Read more...] about Understanding What Motivates Your Child To Learn
Effective parenting tips for toddlers to teens. Information to help you develop good parenting skills. Best parenting tips from a variety of experts on topics such as single parenting tips, attachment parenting, parenting styles, and discipline.
According to Psychology Today, one of a parent's biggest responsibilities is to teach your child independence. While your child will not fully be independent until they reach adulthood, it is important to ensure your child learns how to do things on their own as they develop. This should be an easy process if you support it, because toddlers love learning new skills and enjoy … [Read more...] about Encouraging Independence In Toddlers
Family first seems to be a motto for many, but do they really mean it? What does it mean to put your family first and be family oriented? We all want more time with our families and we want to be there for the special moments as well as the family night dinners, but work and other life commitments can make that a challenge sometimes. Why is being family oriented important … [Read more...] about What It Means to be Family Oriented
Recent reports have emerged that preschool may not be as important to academic achievement as once was thought. These same studies report that the children who benefit from preschool the most are those from affluent families; these being the families that can afford the top, private preschools. Does this mean that generations of children went to school sooner than necessary? … [Read more...] about The Pros And Cons of Preschool
Ever feel more like a maid than a parent? To change your family’s attitude toward cleaning and give yourself a break, try implementing a family cleaning schedule. It is time to get everyone to do their fair share. Additionally, I share 6 useful tips for raising a tidy family. You go from room to room, cleaning up after your kids and making the house look nice, and by … [Read more...] about Tired of Being the Maid? Try A Family Cleaning Schedule
Teaching kids to be responsible is an important life skill. By introducing the idea that taking responsibility is rewarding, you can reinforce positive behavior and develop a desire to be responsible. Responsibility for kids is an important thing to tailor to the age of the child. Responsibilities should be slowly granted so that it does not overwhelm but rather … [Read more...] about How To Encourage Responsibility For Kids
“I have a family now. There’s no time to exercise and eat right!” Sound familiar? Unfortunately, I bet it does because it is a very common excuse. However, it’s worrisome. Sure, kids change your life but you mold theirs! Bringing kids up in a house where exercise and good nutrition take a back-burner to videogames and T.V. dinners will create unhealthy habits that’ll … [Read more...] about Healthy Families Do These 5 Things