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Conversation Starters For Kids To Get Them Talking

Most kids are naturals when it comes to talking. If you’ve ever had a 2-year-old ask you a series of questions out of the blue that you can’t answer, you know this is true. What happens when they’re too quiet? You know that something is on their mind and they won’t open up? How do you start a meaningful conversation with your kids? Maybe it’s not a question of how, but a question of when. It’s fair to assume that a kid will open up about their feelings only if they’re ready to. After all, they’re still developing. They’re still acclimating to new experiences, emotions and the world around them. That may be little consolation to a parent who knows

Conversation Starters For Kids To Get Them Talking2019-10-02T12:52:18+00:00

6 Behavior Management Strategies For Parents

As parents, we all expect the best out of our kids. Good grades. Curiosity. A healthy sense of self esteem. And most of all, good behavior. But we all know no matter how much we hope, good behavior isn’t always easy to come by. From your toddler’s temper tantrums to just plain defiant behavior, our kids can be as stubborn as the day is long. And part of our role as parents is to come up with behavior management strategies. Strategies that will encourage our kids to act productively while also teaching them the consequences of their behavior. Which isn’t always easy to do. Behavior management strategies depend as much on your child’s temperament as they do your own level

6 Behavior Management Strategies For Parents2019-09-24T14:06:54+00:00

6 Simple Tips for Raising Active Children

Our children’s health should always be our top priority as responsible parents. And in doing so, raising active children is a surefire way of ensuring their good health. Here are ways to raise active children. Look for a fun and interesting activity  Make sure your child finds a sport or activity they enjoy a lot. The moment they enjoy it, it becomes much easier to have them engaged in this activity. It’s a pretty simple concept that, when you enjoy what you’re doing, you’ll eventually keep doing it more. Just make sure these activities are making them active children. You may also try to let them explore more activities that excite, intrigue or challenge them in a way to make

6 Simple Tips for Raising Active Children2019-09-24T13:54:58+00:00

Simple Tips To Get Your Toddler to Listen By Changing The Way You Talk

You may have found yourself repeating a hundred times, yet your toddler still doesn’t listen to what you say. And while you think there are a gazillion tips you’ve read about getting them to listen but they still don’t work, you’re not alone. Not to worry though, we’ve boiled it down to these simple solutions to get your toddler to listen every single time. Keep it super simple Abbreviate this tip and you’ll remember it by heart. Children’s comprehension abilities are obviously different than that of adults, so don’t expect your child to understand your complex sentences because they might just end up giving you a blank stare or walk away. To get your toddler to listen, make sure your

Simple Tips To Get Your Toddler to Listen By Changing The Way You Talk2019-08-29T11:02:37+00:00

How to Motivate Your Child to Try Again

Failure is part of reality and when things get tough, it doesn’t mean it’s the end. This holds true for kids and adults alike. We all benefit from a little failure, a little disappointment, even your child. As long as young kids are taught how to handle and cope with failure, these negative situations can be turned into a positive opportunity to actually learn and grow. Because parents play a vital role in how a child’s mindset and motivation develop, it’s important that you know the right words to say and the right things to do motivate your child to try again. Take a look at these tips! Avoid being your child’s savior Setbacks happen, even to young kids, and

How to Motivate Your Child to Try Again2019-08-28T12:23:56+00:00

6 Indoor Activities For Kids You Can Try At Home

We’ve all heard the old saying: “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes.” And no one understands that sentiment quite like a parent. Especially when it comes to indoor activities for your kids. Some days it can be simply too hot for outside summertime fun. Other days, too chilly. And more frequently? Rain. Not just a mild, cooling mist but torrential downpours. Lightning. Thunder. And the tornadoes Texans have learned far too well to endure. It’s always surprising to see how many parents confine activities for kids to the outdoors. It seems more often than not, parents are simply content to plop their kids in front of the TV or hand them an iPad and

6 Indoor Activities For Kids You Can Try At Home2019-08-21T12:18:51+00:00

5 Easy Tips To Improve Your Child’s Focus In School

Of all the problems students face in early education, there are few more pressing than improving focus. And it’s not hard to see why. In a world that is increasingly dictated by any number of distractions (with some of them being actually quite helpful), keeping a child's focus in school is challenging. Unfortunately, that same lack of focus can lead to some unsettling outcomes. It’s been estimated that students facing constant distraction regularly test an average of 18 percent lower on formalized test scores. But the effects can be damaging, both at a long term level as well as cumulatively. A recent study from the University of Washington indicates that children with problems focusing are also at risk of high

5 Easy Tips To Improve Your Child’s Focus In School2019-08-07T11:39:14+00:00

6 Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained On A Road Trip

The road trip. Is there any better way to enjoy everything summer has to offer? Rolling down the highway. The fresh breeze whipping through your hair. Your favorite songs on the radio. Nothing between you and your destination except the winding, open road. Except gridlock. Detours. Delays. A lack of foreseeable pit stops for miles upon miles. And the inevitable refrain no one wants to hear on a trip: “Are we there yet?” If summertime traffic is a burden for you as a parent, just imagine what it’s like for your kids. You’re used to it by now. But they’re cooped up in the back seat. Rolling down the highway? More like stalling on the highway. That summer breeze is

6 Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained On A Road Trip2019-07-18T13:42:02+00:00

How To Establish Morning Routines For Kids

When it comes to getting your kids ready for school in the morning, Murphy’s Law always seems to rear its head: Anything that can go wrong, typically will. Failed alarm clocks. No milk left in the fridge. Traffic. Meltdowns. Late or early school buses. And of course… “But I don’t want to wear that shirt!” If you can imagine it, it can (and likely will) happen to you as a parent. In fact, when it comes to establishing a morning routine for your kid, it’s best to expect the unexpected. Except, it doesn’t have to be. The need for structure is an innate part of human nature, and it’s no different whether you’re a kid or an adult. It’s more

How To Establish Morning Routines For Kids2019-07-18T12:55:05+00:00

How To Make Bedtime For Kids Easier

Maybe your child is three years old. Maybe they’re nine. But chances are, they’ve mastered a refrain which turns out to be the bane of your nightly existence: “I don’t want to go to bed!”. Indeed, bedtime for kids doesn't get so much easier.  Kids are, of course, seemingly inexhaustible balls of activity. Much like the Energizer Rabbit, they keep “going and going and going.” While they should have ideally gotten all that excess energy out of their systems during daytime activities and play, the fact is that children simply don’t wear out as easily as we wish. They’re still developing their own internal rhythms and their own biological clocks. And each clock unfortunately runs at its own pace. But

How To Make Bedtime For Kids Easier2019-07-18T11:59:44+00:00