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Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Parenting is busy. There is laundry to wash, food to prepare, work to do, kids to drive around, bills to pay, and countless other important tasks. Every day I find myself with many more things to do on my “would be nice to accomplish” list than are humanly possible. However, as we strive to juggle […]

The Power Of Praise

The Power Of Praise

The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than […]

Why Has Nigeria Rejected Paternity Leave?

For a change, it’s Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation’s lawmakers. We, women, are usually the victims. In 2016 for example, Nigeria attracted global head-shaking when its parliament refused to pass a gender equality bill. Among other rights, that legislation sought to protect Nigerian women from violence, and allow […]

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 […]

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 […]

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

Get ready, dads-to-be: You’re about to be asked a million times over how much your baby weighed at birth. This is one of the most common questions new parents get from friends, relatives, even strangers on the street. Why the obsession with birth weight? “In general, it can be a good indicator of the baby’s […]

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Parents who listen to music with their kids are more likely to enjoy close relationships with them, according to a new study in the Journal of Family Communication. The findings further suggest that singing, dancing, and listening to music becomes increasingly important for family bonding as kids get older—precisely when they start resisting your taste […]

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