Why does being a good student matter? Most important, quality of life. People who learn to think, who read great books, who understand something about the natural and scientific and political worlds, have richer lives, make better decisions and are happier. But there is another reason: Money.
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I need some help to talk to my mother about spanking. She insists that spanking is the only way kids learn. And I have to admit my son is a handful. Timeouts certainly don't work with him. The only thing that does is staying three steps ahead of him, and that isn't always possible.
How do you hold a family together? How do you make kids WANT to spend time with the family? How do you give your children the motivation to work things through positively with their siblings and with you, instead of hardening into negative attitudes? Much of the answer has to do with the family culture you create.
Connection Parenting keeps your family connected as the pressures of daily life erode your time together and your children grow into their own lives, with their own friends and interests. And it insures that they'll want to email you from college, or wherever their paths may lead.
Most pregnant women are nervous about whether they will be able to breastfeed. Successful nursing starts with your intention. Here, 9 strategies to insure happy breastfeeding for mother and child.
The way children learn values, simply put, is by observing what you do, and drawing conclusions about what you think is important in life. Regardless of what you consciously teach them, your children will emerge from childhood with a well-developed value system of their own.
The bad news is that some kids seem to be born good sleepers, and some don't. The good news is that falling asleep is a matter of habit. All kids can learn it. It may take some time to develop that habit, but your busy toddler can learn to put himself to sleep, and to stay asleep, eventually. Here's how:
Shy kids are at a disadvantage in our outgoing, busy culture, because they have a harder time relaxing and connecting with others. The good news is that shy kids can learn to manage shyness. They just need a little extra support. So what's the best way to help your child overcome shyness?
Your six-month-old is happily gurgling in his bouncy seat on the floor of the family room, mouthing his rattle. Your two-year-old is playing with his cars nearby. You've just entered the kitchen to get dinner started, when the baby's wails signal that once again, your two-year-old has grabbed the baby's rattle and whacked him with it.
We have grown very distant since the birth of our daughter five months ago. I have been punishing by putting him in the "peace corner" but I don't like to isolate him either. My husband and I have resolved to figure out a better way to bring love and joy back into our family.