Whether you grew up in a suburb, on a farm, or in a big city, you probably spent a lot of time playing outside, getting dirty, and coming home happy. Maybe you watched ants making anthills in your backyard, climbed trees in the park, or simply lay in the grass contemplating the drifting clouds.
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Aristotle the Frog saysBlow painting is a simple way for kids to create their own abstract art. Great for a classroom craft or an easy kids' party activity. Don't forget the smocks!
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Everyone has had the feeling on occasion that they just can’t sit still. Some even refer to it as having “ants in the pants”. Can you imagine feeling like that all day, every day of your life for about two years? That undeniable urge to move, to go, and to do something…anything, is almost impossible to resist.
Think back to when you were in elementary school. In between doing all the dittos and spelling tests and times tables, there were specials (and aptly named, too). Nothing was quite as exciting as the gleeful anticipation of putting on your smock for art class or pulling out the wooden recorders for music. And when it was time for the class play, just forget it.
What do you think is the greatest predictor of happiness for your children? Could it be having a stable home, loving parents, enough food to eat, fun activities, experiencing success in school or sports? Certainly these things and many more affect your children's happiness. But what is the best predictor of happiness?
“Atta girl!”“Super, sweetie!” “Good job!” “You’re sooo smart!” Sound familiar? Are you a praise-aholic parent? Beware, new research shows the wrong praise can decrease kid self-esteem, motivation, effort, and achievement. How to use praise the “right way.
Recently, I read about a father, Paul Wallich, who built a camera-mounted drone helicopter to follow his grade-school-aged son to the bus stop. He wants to make sure his son arrives at the bus stop safe and sound. There’s no doubt the gizmo provides an awesome show-and-tell contribution. .. but ...
The summer period is here again, when the weather is warm and friendly. A very important and fun filled time for kids and teen, when they take a break from the hardwork and school activity to spend time relaxing,
For February, I thought I would write about a little known gem to help you understand your kids better. Do you know how your kids receive love from you? Do you know the best way to show your kids that you love them? Do you know that each of your children will likely need to be shown and give love differently?
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