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Role-Playing For Children’s Development

Role-Playing For Children’s Development

All of the behavior skills on Smarter Parenting involve Role-playing which means the topic of “how do we Role-play, what can I Role-play” is a frequently asked question. The good news. You can pretty much Role-play anything to help your child’s development! No, we’re serious! Just a few things you can Role-play are: how to […]

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Some parents approach child discipline with the thought that “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts them.” But this sentiment prompts a pretty fundamental question about parenting and discipline in general: Whether it comes from a traumatic time-out, a smack on the bottom, or parental self-recrimination, why does anyone have to get […]

Why Parent Need Behavior Skills

Why Parent Need Behavior Skills

What are good parenting skills, and what is so exceptional about behavior skills specifically? These are questions that every parent asks. Even the “experts” in childhood development continually come back to these questions to find the best solution for children. For parents, these questions usually arise when a child is behaving negatively and a parent […]

Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

After my daughter had interrupted my sewing project for what felt like the hundredth time, I said one of those things you should never say to your child, “Go away so I can finish this!” Her countenance went dark and I immediately tried to back pedal and undo what I had said. Unfortunately imperfect moments […]

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

  Household chores help children learn responsibility and develop good work ethic. Studies have even suggested that chores are correlated with better outcomes in school and future employment. But the subject of chores can get downright emotional. For instance, parents who ask too much of kids may become frustrated by unfinished work. On the other hand, […]

Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Parents can unknowingly undermine relationships when interacting with their children on a day-to-day basis. Over time the break down of the relationship will affect your child’s response to you, their behaviors, and their adherence to rules. You need to establish boundaries in relationship with your children, but it must be done in a healthy way […]

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

As a concept, money isn’t going anywhere. As a physical object, pressed cotton and ink, it is increasingly rare. Stacks of dead presidents have been buried beneath a pile of PayPal and Venmo knockoffs, each with a specific function and a confounding interface. The place parents are most likely to find coinage is now their […]

Qualities Successful Families Share

Qualities Successful Families Share

Experts in the field of family science have found that in order to help families with problems, it’s beneficial to study the common strengths all strong families have. So, they researched families across the globe and found that all successful families, no matter where they lived, have the six same qualitiesThese strengths, scientists found, are […]

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

When your normally sweet, well-mannered child starts acting out, mouthing off, or otherwise whining about stuff that usually goes unnoticed, you probably have that little warning light flashing in your head that says tonight should be an early bedtime (definitely for him, maybe for both of you). Here are four other signs of sleep deprivation […]

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

In an era chock full of entertaining-yet-ineffective arguers shouting on cable news and reality television shows, teaching a child how to argue has never been more important. There are a lot of bad role models on our screen. And though some parents would prefer not to argue — or at minimum win arguments — with […]