There is a great deal of discussion about encouraging science and math skills in young girls. Experts indicate that their interest seems to be forgotten as girls start to explore what are considered more “feminine” pursuits. As a parent, it is difficult to find those things that not only encourage my daughters’ natural aptitude for math and science, […]
The good news is that even if you’re making all three of these mistakes, you’re probably doing a lot of things right to encourage young readers. Avoid these 3 Mistakes Parents Make with Young Readers and give yourself a well deserved A plus.
Recently a friend asked me about talking to teens about dying. After having to deal with this issue myself with my teens after their beloved grandmother was diagnosed with leukemia, she hoped that I had some ideas that could help her family deal with a life threatening illness that was leaving a family member with only months […]
We recently encountered our first “cheating” experience with our middle child. She’s in the first grade and while she knows she shouldn’t write down answers that other people write down, she didn’t think that giving her friends help in the form of homework or test answers was cheating. Now was the time to have the “cheaters never […]
Is it Time for a Self-Help Skills Inventory? Raising independent, self-sufficient children should be a goal for all caregivers. It’s important to take a self-help skills inventory often. Ask yourself, what am I doing for my children that they could be doing for themselves? What could they learn to do with a little more guidance […]
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