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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 […]

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

Fish has long been a staple of the human diet and it’s well documented that fish-reliant societies (think: the Japanese and the Greeks) have lower rates of heart disease. Because fish are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, they are great for building brains as well. But getting kids to eat salmon can be […]

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 […]

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

Three-year-olds generally don’t show any particular interest in the care and maintenance of their possessions. Between gifts and items handed down from relatives, kids can easily be awash in a surplus of riches they don’t particularly appreciate, at least until they are lost or ruined. Teaching them to appreciate and value what they have can […]

How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

Help! My Child Is Being Bullied At School Navigating a world of people can be more challenging than climbing the most treacherous of mountains. We are governed by emotions and, unless kept in check, negative emotions can lead to negative behaviours that are detrimental to others as well as to ourselves. Bullying is a national […]

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working towards similar health goals. Here are some nutrition and wellness tips for you and your family: Be a good role model. Teens […]

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just have to teach them how to exercise their minds. In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen how many of today’s common parenting habits are robbing kids of mental strength. Giving up those unhealthy habits takes strength on the part of the parents, […]

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing them to face their […]

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