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How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn’t matter if your child has a school career festooned with string of A* exam grades and is set for a braggable future career, if they’re not happy. That […]

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Technology these days is incredible, isn’t it? We have access to just about anything right at our fingertips and can possess it the next day if we’re willing to pay a few extra dollars. Instant (almost) gratification. While there are myriad reasons this is fantastic, handy, and fun, what happens to the joy of wanting? Even as adults […]

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

  To teach acceptance of kind words is to teach self-confidence without boastfulness. Your reception of such acknowledgments reflects your core beliefs about yourself. In an effort to improve both manners and self-esteem, here are five easy tips to practice when accepting a compliment: Say “thank you” It may seem silly, but this might be […]

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

  Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you. It sounds great, and it’s true–but there is a catch. (We’ll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science. In […]

The 3 Most Important Things Any Mom Can Do For Her Kids

The 3 Most Important Things Any Mom Can Do For Her Kids

Mothers do countless things for their children — they help with homework, provide much-needed boundaries, heal literal and figurative boo-boos, not to mention all the behind-the-scenes things that kids can’t see — but according to author and clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary, there are three particular tasks that are more important than all of it. As […]

How to Raise an Adult Who Remains Civil Even When They Disagree

How to Raise an Adult Who Remains Civil Even When They Disagree

Well, the last few months have been fun, right? No matter what side you’re on, I think we can all agree that the negativity, the arguing, the winds of change…they’ve been uncomfortable to say the least. Personally, the hardest part of it all has been seeing neighbors and friends act so horrendously toward one another. […]

The Most Effective Way to Talk Responsibility With Teens

The Most Effective Way to Talk Responsibility With Teens

I have been fortunate enough in my life to have spent a good amount of time with teenagers. The age of transition is so ripe for learning, so wonderfully awkward and vivid and dank, like fertile soil just waiting for seeds. It can be treacherous ground, as well, for teachers and parents to trod. How […]

Worthwhile Things Your Children Will Remember About You

Worthwhile Things Your Children Will Remember About You

  Time passes more quickly as we age. One minute your children are in diapers and struggling to talk, and the next they’re graduating high school and starting their own families. It makes one wonder if the things you teach your children actually make an impact. The truth is, you may never know. But you […]

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

Like many parents, financial adviser Dennis Ryan has two daughters with starkly different personalities. Emma, 18, is introverted and intellectual, and she hated competitive sports as a young child. “She was the kid in left field with the glove on her head picking dandelions,” he says. Annie, 15, is the polar opposite: She’s incredibly social, […]

How To Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

How To Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. When you’re a young child, this is what you do all the time. Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience and expression of emotions. With practice, children improve their capacity for emotional self-regulation. By age […]

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