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Parenting Archives - Better Kids Institute
27 November

Giving your child the courage to speak up for himself, ask questions in school and be engaged is key to his development. Children who ask questions in class are perceived as smarter than children who linger in the background, and are often given more challenging work, giving them an academic boost. There are several ways […]

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05 September

For many parents, motivating a child to spend more time studying can feel like an exercise in futility. From electronic distractions to schedules that are filled with sports practices and other extracurricular activities, finding the time and motivation to study can be challenging even for academically inclined students. These tips can help parents encourage their […]

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22 August

Although almost every parent wants great kids, many parents aren’t sure how to get there. Here are three of the most common child discipline mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Treating children like pets, not people Starting in the womb, the entire journey of having children is often viewed as a fun new venture […]

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22 December

Today’s parents don’t have to look very far to find examples of bullying. It seems as if stories of bullying can be read about in the newspaper or seen on TV almost every day. However, the subject of bullying can be challenging to approach with children. Whether a child is in preschool or a senior […]

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20 October

It’s not unusual for a young child to feel worried or anxious when being dropped off at daycare or someone else’s home. In most cases, separation anxiety is a normal stage of childhood development. However, in some children, the anxious feelings persist or even intensify over time, causing chronic worries and interference with daily activities. […]

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29 September

The following 10 steps can play a role in reducing or even eliminating bulling altogether for your child. 1. Never Ignore Bullying Never brush off behavior as kids playing or as something harmless. Any type of bullying should be addressed in the appropriate fashion. 2. Look For Signs of Bullying Children may be afraid to […]

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05 May

Bullying is not new, nor does in occur sporadically. According to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 20 percent of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. In any social setting where children gather routinely, vying for power and acceptance can occur, which can create an uncomfortable environment.   Motivators behind bullying Intrinsically, bullying is […]

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01 May

Parents want to help their kids be successful, but often fear they’ll teach them the wrong things, or teach them in the wrong way. Luckily, responsibility is something that can be taught by example and explanation as much as by enforcement of rules.   Learning Responsibility by Example Parents are the best models for their […]

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17 April

Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Children’s lives begin at home and throughout their formative years, most of their time is spent there and its where a surprising amount of education can take place. Parents can help kids excel academically by taking the following steps:   1. Quality Time Together Every parent […]

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27 December

If you have a child with ADHD or ADHD symptoms, then you know how overwhelming this can be. What if there was a way to control and reduce your child’s ADHD symptoms, by helping them directing their energy into something more positive? Most children with ADHD or ADHD symptoms do not have the ability of […]

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26 August

Guest contribution- There are a lot of parents with young children who prefer to hire child care services most especially when there is not enough time to be with them. Most of the times, parents prefer someone who is just a relative or someone who lives nearby. There are really times when we needed the […]

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09 July

Jeff Miller, guest contributor As difficult as your divorce is on you, it’s significantly harder on your kids. Sure, we like to think that kids are resilient and can overcome anything, but the fact is that the emotional scars left behind by divorce can haunt your children for the rest of their lives. Why exactly […]

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