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    Your child’s mental health Mental health affects the way people think, feel and act. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as having a healthy body. As a parent, you play an important role in your children’s mental health:You can promote good mental health by the things you say...
    At a Glance ·       Phonics, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness are related but not the same. ·       Phonics instruction teaches the connection between word sounds and written letters. ·       Phonological awareness is a broad term that includes phonemic awareness. Phonics,...
      Even so, emerging research suggests that a key problem remains underappreciated. It involves kids’ development, but it’s probably not what you think. More than screen-obsessed young children, we should be concerned about tuned-out parents. Yes, parents now have more face time with their...
    It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You try hard as a parent. You do so much for your children, but they’re frequently not respectful toward you. Sometimes they ignore what you say, or they talk back to you. They even ask you to stop nagging. Here are 50 tips that will help you to do just that . 1....
    Of course, young kids need plenty of encouragement, whether they're learning to crawl, throw a ball, or draw a circle. But your child can get so accustomed to hearing "Good job!" that he may have a hard time realizing when his accomplishments are really worth celebrating. He'll also sense when...
    You find that your child loses focus easily at school. The teacher has told you that she loses concentration by the end of the lesson; and as the day goes on it only gets worse. You have tried punishing him by not letting him see friends until him marks improve but this does not seem to have any...
    December 4, 2016
    Questions for You as a Parent Are you frustrated that your child isn’t challenged at school?Are you afraid your child won’t have confidence in math?Are you tired of watching your child give up on word problems?Are you worried that school won’t be enough to ensure your child’s success?Are you...
    Like or not, to become successful in many areas of life, whether it be in school, college, at work or just in learning a new hobby or skill, you need to master the art of retaining new information. Say you have an important test coming up for one of your college classes and you need to come well...
    We all want our children to do well – to become something great and lead happy and healthy lives. Intelligence in a child has its advantages but having a truly smart kid isn’t all about getting good grades at school. It’s becoming more and more clear that intelligence is no longer black and white...
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