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How to Encourage Your Child to Speak Out Against Bullying

Good communication can help parents and children establish a close relationship that will last a lifetime. As a parent, you can encourage your child to communicate with you by being a good listener and showing him or her that you care. You may not always agree with everything your children do or say, but you

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Convincing Children to Have Sympathy Early On

Ask each generation of parents and the response will likely be that trying to teach kids a natural level of sympathy seems to be getting harder and harder. With the modern world bombarded with media and visuals that show hardness, violence, crime, a lack of empathy, and competition at all costs being the true winners,

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Courtesy: Teaching it To Children

As much as parents would desire, courtesy and respect are not traits that are innately ingrained in a child. Fortunately, you can teach your little one to be courteous and polite from the time he or she is small. Raising courteous children will give them an edge in their social development. As your kids grow

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How to Parent With The Ultimate Optimism

It is not so much what happens in life that is as important as how a person feels about it. Positive thoughts create positive results, enter Optimism.  There is an ancient story about a farmer. He worked his land with the help of his only son using a single horse he owned. One day they horse

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How to Raise Children and Young People with Integrity

What Does Integrity Mean? There are several good definitions of integrity. A particularly good definition of integrity is that it is the moral foundation that is the touchstone for your actions. Yet another good definition of this word notes that integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Integrity is one

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How to Teach Thankfulness to Children

Children are naturally self-centered and they won’t become thankful on their own. It’s important to teach thankfulness to children because this character trait has the ability to improve an individual’s happiness and health. While teaching your kids to say “please” and “thank you” is definitely a good start, there’s a lot more to gratitude than

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Instilling Determination in Your Kids’ Lives

There are many values worth teaching your children to prepare them for adulthood. Determination is perhaps one of the most important. Some children are naturally persistent – they enjoy going after challenges and conquering them one by one. Other children need to be constantly encouraged to not give up. With proper training, children can learn

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Responding to Arrogant Children

Have you ever met an arrogant child? If you’ve been around a group children for more than a few hours, they are hard to miss. Rather than being cooperative and playing in a group-like fashions, arrogant children stand out from the start. They use phrases and statements that are well beyond their years, as if

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Explaining the Concept of Enthusiasm to Children

Enthusiasm Meter: Here is a test of how enthusiastic one is about learning. Ask yourself, which would you rather do? Sit down at a computer and memorize rote multiplication tables until you get them perfect, or; Go into a garden to see what we can find, to investigate nature, and learn how to learn? For

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Teaching Your Children to Tell the Truth

Telling lies and being dishonest are two of the biggest problems when it comes to individuals interacting with one another. Lies and deception can ruin even the strongest of relationships. It is extremely important that children are taught the value of honesty at a very young age. Toddlers do not know how to lie. It

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How to Tackle Aggression in Children

While most children become upset at one time or another, there are some children who react to negative situations with aggression. This can be either direct or passive aggression, both of which can present their own challenges. For many parents, dealing with an aggressive child can be complicated and may not come naturally. For this

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How to Not Antagonize your Children

Do you know what it means to be antagonistic? Do you know that your behavior can affect your children in a positive or negative way? The definition of antagonize means to, (1) “incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in. (2) To counteract.” (The Free Dictionary)  To define this further we need to look

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