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  1. Building Self-Esteem ›

  1. Taking Control Of Your Life ›

    A look at how to prioritize the most important parts of your life.

  1. Ten Tips For Reading Success ›

    Ten easy tips for making your child a successful reader.

  1. In The Face Of Tragedy ›

    How to deal with tragedy.

  1. Choosing Day Care For School-Age Children ›

    Concerns and questions every parent should have when choosing day care for an older child.

  1. Choosing Day Care For Infants And Young Children ›

    Four standards to look for when selecting day care for your infant and young child.

  1. The Slow Learner ›

    About 22 or 23% of the population falls into a range that educators label low average or borderline. This means that the child will not learn as easily or as well as his same-age peers. When parents understand how to appropriately assist and advocate for their child, both child and parents experience less frustration and discouragement.

  1. Choosing Toys For Tots ›

    Here are a few principles that make choosing toys easier.

  1. Teaching Family Values ›

    Just as in all effective parenting, the teaching of family values requires consistency, support, and acknowledgment.

  1. Stop The Squabbling ›

    How ignoring conflicts and rewarding positive behavior can lead to a real difference in family harmony.

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 2 ›

    Older children who tantrum are discouraged. They don’t know how to get their needs met through appropriate behavior. Parents can assist their child to learn positive ways of getting the attention, power and control that he wants. The process may not be quick, but with commitment, consistency, and follow through harmony can reign in your family.

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 1 ›

    Temper tantrums in children often bring out parental feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or revenge. These responses do not effectively assist a child during a tantrum. In this two-part article, we will explore strategies that allow both parent and child to emerge from a tantrum in integrity. This month focuses on tantrums in the very young child.

  1. Attention, Attention! ›

    Helping children learn to attend longer and with greater focus takes time. It requires that parents provide opportunities for their children in which they themselves participate.

  1. No-Lose Strategies For Success, part 2 ›

    Part two of a two-part article on no-lose strategies for success.

  1. Keep It Simple ›

    Taking the risk of keeping the holidays simple requires the knowledge that you can have more fun when you are not overwhelmed with the extra time, effort, and money that many spend.

  1. No-Lose Strategies For Success ›

    Tip for a more harmonious and cooperative home.

  1. Learning Disability in the Preschool Child ›

    When children are at risk for academic failure, early intervention gives the greatest opportunity for future success.

  1. The Strange Malady Called Learning Disability ›

    When a learning disability is discovered early in a child’s school career, there is every reason to believe that the child will grow into successful adolescence and adulthood.

  1. Reviewing the Principles ›

    A quick review of the essentials for a smoothly running household.

  1. Let’s Take A Look At Kindergarten Readiness ›

    A look at the skills for kindergarten readiness.

  1. The Good-Enough Parent ›

    Parents who protect their children from the fullness of life fall into the trap of the too-good parent. Being a good-enough parent allows children to learn the lessons necessary in mastering life and the skills of being a member of a group.

  1. What About Summer School? ›

    Children's lives run more smoothly when their time is structured. There are three primary advantages for attending summer school. Does your child fit in?

  1. Help! My Kid Won’t Eat ›

    Gain confidence in your ability to handle the picky eater.

  1. Avoiding Bedtime Battles ›

    Tips for establishing an effective bedtime ritual.

  1. Writing Right ›

    Children can follow these four ideas to become better writers.

  1. The Effect of Beliefs on Achievement ›

    Tips for changing kids attitudes about their abilities.

  1. Taking Stock: The Mid-Year Check ›

    Students, parents, and teachers have half a school year left to build on strengths and address weaknesses.

  1. When Your Child Is Afraid To Leave You ›

    Strategies to apply to help you and your child during this time of transition.

  1. To Do Or Not To Do: The Question of Tutoring ›

    A look at the reasons for hiring a tutor—and how to find one.

  1. Nurturing Imagination, Part 2 ›

    Part two of a two-part article on how parents can help their children's imagination flourish.

  1. Nurturing Imagination, Part 1 ›

    Part one of a two-part article on giving children the opportunity to expand their imaginations.

  1. Self-care For The Informed Parent ›

    A look at the importance of making time for oneself.

  1. When Children Steal: Part 2 ›

    Knowing what lies behind stealing helps parents recognize patterns that may be occurring in other parts of their child’s life. It also assists them in understanding needs that aren’t being met in his life so that you can teach him to meet them in socially appropriate and effective ways.

  1. When Children Steal: Part 1 ›

    Parents experience a multitude of feelings when they learn that their child took something that doesn’t belong to him. When they know how to handle the situation, their confidence is not shaken by the unfortunate news.

  1. Successful Home-to-School Communication ›

    Keeping the lines of communication open between home and school assists in paving the way for a successful school year for students. When parents and teachers share what students experience in the home and classroom, the needs of the child can be met more fully.

  1. It’s Report Card Time! ›

    Using the report card for its intended purpose--an indication of the child's present progress--lays the foundation for open and positive communication between you and your child.

  1. Avoid Those Homework Hassles ›

    These homework tips can made the dreaded homework time less so.

  1. Jump Start Your Child Into The School Year ›

    Tips for the best ways to prepare your child for a new school year.

  1. Underachievement: A Frequently Ignored Problem Of Childhood ›

    An introduction to underachievement, including a check list for helping to recognize signs of underachievement.

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