Multiple Intelligences

We all know that some kids are highly coordinated and great at sports, while others have more interest in the visual arts or in building something. Jason is highly coordinated, and loves all things physical, while David loves to read and Jill loves to talk and play with groups of people ? whether friends or […]

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Parenting is also about being CONSISTENT

CONSISTENT Parenting is also about being CONSISTENT ? consistent caring, consistent control, and consistent monitoring where needed. Children need to be cared for, given rules and structures for how to behave, along with being encouraged to explore the world on their own terms ? consistently. This means daily, even hourly. (And yes, you can have […]

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Parenting is Caring

CARING Parenting is, first of all, about CARING. Caring means love, kindness, compassion and helpfulness. Love and affection are the bedrock of healthy development. Kids know whether their parents care for them or not by the way they?re treated ? no surprise. This means more than just putting food on the table ? adults are […]

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Smart Kids Are Resilient

Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity or trauma through intellectual and emotional strength. It is having confidence in one?s ability to resolve difficulties; and includes the executive functions of analysis, planning, logical thinking and problem-solving.

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Smart Kids Are Tenacious

Being tenacious is basically self-regulation ? a continued effort to manage your emotions and behavior to achieve a goal, and to make the right decisions, regardless of the difficulties or opposition. Tenacity is developing the toughness and stamina to stick with it long-term.

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