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Telling Stories to Kids: Easy Technique

April 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Kids love a good story. Here’s an easy storytelling technique that will help you invent stories that practically tell themselves.

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Relaxing Games for Kids

March 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

One strategy to cope with the stress of parenthood is to incorporate relaxing kids’ games into your schedule.

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Parenting: Be Yourself

February 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The merits of quality playtime are widely accepted, yet participating in quality playtime with your child can be exhausting. This article explores a strategy parents can use to energize themselves during playtime activities.

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Kids’ Games and Activities: What Are You Waiting For?

November 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

An important part of maintaining your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is to provide a fresh supply of games and activities. Yet, often parents are reluctant to explore new games and activities because of the burden of setting up the activity and learning how to do it […]

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Making a Schedule for Kids

August 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Making a schedule for kids allows you to introduce specific expectations and rewards to bring about greater cooperation from your child.

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Parenting: Get Outside More

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the pitfalls of indoor activities is that the environment is closed. Add to that the fact that your child’s wants and needs are never ending, and you can begin to feel your sense of self disappearing. This article discusses the merits of balancing indoor/ outdoor play.

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Parenting: Card Games to the Rescue

July 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

An excellent strategy for battling boredom is to teach your child to play classic card games like go fish, old maid and crazy eights. Card games engage your child in calculation, pattern recognition and strategy. They invite your child’s full attention and strengthen the ability to remain focused.

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Parenting: Transition Time Tip

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

There are many times when you want to establish a non-negotiable barrier, but can’t seem to produce it (without getting angry, which isn’t a good solution). Here’s a useful strategy to help you produce a non-negotiable barrier and eliminate child quibbling.

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Parents: How to Sleep In

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Parents can use this classic fairytale as a guide for how to sleep in on Saturday mornings.

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