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  • “You're amazing” is what parents today say for every achievement (big or small) their child has. But, parenting experts say such over-the-top praise is not only meaningless to kids but can actually hurt them. It makes them less confident, less resilient, and less likely to take on challenges.

    27 Better Ways to Praise Your Child Other Than Saying “You're Amazing”

    27 Better Ways to Praise Your Child Other Than Saying “You're Amazing”

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • When a child looks at a big mess, they have a difficult time breaking it down into smaller, more achievable goals. All they see is this one, huge, insurmountable task that leaves them feeling that it's just too much. Breaking it down is a learned...

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    by Mom Kat11

  • Parents want to build a child's self-esteem but unwittingly do so much to sabotage it. By validating their feelings, celebrating their uniqueness, having reasonable expectations, and letting kids be kids, moms and dads can offer an environment where confidence is promoted and youngsters thrive.

    5 Easy Ways to Bolster Your Child's Self-Esteem and Raise a Confident Kid

    5 Easy Ways to Bolster Your Child's Self-Esteem and Raise a Confident Kid

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Find out about 10 fun and unplugged activities you can do with your children. These are inexpensive and educational adventures that will bring your family closer together.

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    by Sarah Johnson55

  • Kids need words of encouragement and to know they are loved. Sometimes, it's hard to find the words to say, but the gift of a love letter will stay with them their whole life.

    Examples of Love Letters for Kids

    Examples of Love Letters for Kids

    by Brandi70

  • I had waited a year for my first opportunity to go to the daddy/daughter dance. That night my little girl stole my heart, and I learned a valuable lesson about being a father of a girl.

    Dancing with Cinderella

    Dancing with Cinderella

    by Jason White3

  • Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward, making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to make friends.

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    by Seven Stevens0

  • While the term "risky play" might sound daunting, taking a step back and biting your tongue when you want to shout "be careful!" is important for your child's gross motor development and confidence.

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    by Sofia Ringo0

  • Household chores can teach children valuable lessons: responsibility, the value of a dollar, and what it means to be a team player. By instilling these values in your child at a young age, you are helping them to succeed later on in life.

    Chore Charts for Kids From Ages 4 - 12

    Chore Charts for Kids From Ages 4 - 12

    by Jill Kostowskie12

  • For centuries, it's been believed that there is no right or wrong way to be a parent, as long as love is behind everything you do. However, a little tough love actually can hurt indefinitely.

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    by Raven Young1

  • Children's belief in mythical figures like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy make special occasions magical. But is it truly about them, or is it more about us?

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    by April Sutphen0

  • Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever - a combination of fever reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Parents easily fall into the habit of nagging their children even when they know it doesn't work. But, what moms and dads might not realize are the harmful consequences of nagging: forcing their children to tune them out, making them feel manipulated, and leaving them thinking they're incompetent.

    Why Nagging Our Kids Doesn't Work and Actually Backfires

    Why Nagging Our Kids Doesn't Work and Actually Backfires

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Learning how to discipline is one of the most important parts of raising your child. Many default to spanking, but there are many other ways to discipline that does not involve physical force.

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    by Angela Michelle Schultz41

  • I believe that from an early age children can benefit a great deal from having a pet. If you want to know exactly what children can learn from looking after a pet you need to read this article.

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    by Cindy Lawson20

  • 101 great words and phrases you can use to avoid cussing! Actually, these are arguably better, more interesting, more creative, and far more insulting than any of those cliche old four letter words.

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    by TMApsey101

  • Creative play is essential for a child's mental and physical growth. In this article, I discuss why "playing princess," a type of creative play, isn't such a bad idea for my daughter after all.

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    by Marissa37

  • Why is it that some children enjoy reading more than others? Well, here's your chance to help your child enjoy reading, but it requires your attention and immediate action.

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    by JP Carlos4

  • If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • Kids are noisy! Do you have loud children that you would like to be quiet and calm down? Read this hub for suggestions to help your child be quieter and to bring some peace to your home.

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    by lisabeaman22

  • Mothers used to scold us for sitting too close to the television, claiming that it would ruin our eyesight. They may be correct, but television might just have a bigger impact on children than that.

    How Television Affects Children

    How Television Affects Children

    by Chris Long0

  • Have you ever heard a woman blame an error on "Mom Brain"? Have you ever wondered what is really going on inside that brain? Continue reading to find out what it is and how it comes to be.

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    by Kayla Hebert4

  • The struggle can be so hard when you know your child is going to get picked on for something you gave them, but did I want to surgically alter my child so he might fit in a little better?

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    by TheirBadMommy0

  • Time for the tooth fairy to visit? Add some magic with a letter from the tooth fairy. This article includes many fun ideas for what to write.

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    by toothfairymom133

  • Parents should encourage young children to pretend play. Learn the many benefits and life skills that this type of play can bring to your child's life.

    The Many Benefits of Pretend Play

    The Many Benefits of Pretend Play

    by Alissa Roberts8

  • Visual discrimination is the ability to recognize details in visual images. It allows people to identify the size, shape or form, color and position of objects and printed material.

    Visual Discrimination Activities for Children

    Visual Discrimination Activities for Children

    by TeacherRenee6

  • Summer means longer days, warmer weather, and lots of time with the kids. From making ice cream to going on nighttime nature walks, it's the season to live life to its fullest.

    Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • It is difficult for parents to learn their child is a bully, but this does not mean there is nothing you can do to help your child. Changing bullies can change lives—his/hers and others.

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    by JP Carlos6

  • Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    by Samantha Harris5

  • Over 90 charades ideas specifically selected for kids including movies, television shows, books, and animals, as well as some pre-game questions to make sure the game ends in smiles, not tears.

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    by Kristy Callan33

  • Parents need to teach their children how to apologize properly. Saying your sorry is more than just uttering the words, and disciplining children requires close attention and guidance by parents.

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    by JP Carlos3

  • Every child has unique character traits that make him or her a special person. Parents can work with children to help them establish a good sense of themselves through every day circumstances.

    What Makes a Child Special?

    What Makes a Child Special?

    by Dianna Mendez92

  • Emotionally disturbed gifted children are often denied adequate services. This site details why twice exceptional gifted children are not identified. It also details best-practice instruction for students who have been identified as ED.

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    by arizonataylor0

  • If each member of the family has household chores they are responsible for it brings everyone together as a team. Children need to feel like they are a part of something and the family is the most important team there is. Everyone wants to feel needed and necessary in their family.

    Kids and Household Chores

    Kids and Household Chores

    by Roxanne Lewis69

  • Considerable debate surrounds whether or not parents should give kids chores. Learn how assigning chores is foundational for a strong work ethic, good character, and success!

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    by Vivian Coblentz1

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