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10 Things Parents Must Never Say To Kids

By Shalini Mittal Children naturally look up to their parents. They believe that their parents know everything and therefore anything that they say is right and should be taken seriously. For this reason, parents need to be very careful with the things that they say to kids since they can change their look on certain…

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5 Ways To Get Teens To Love Reading

By Samantha Saunders As an English teacher I have had parents reveal to me in hushed tones, as though imparting some secret information – “He used to read all the time in primary school. But then he just stopped.” Why does this happen, this perceived halting to the reading practices of our youth? When do…

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What Do Your Kids Hear When You Yell At Them?

By Beverly Entin The other day as I was leaving the gym, I heard a man yelling at his son. The conversation went something like the following: Dad: “I’m so sick and tired of hearing how you can’t get along with anybody.” Kid: “But Dad, you have to let me tell you what really happened.”…

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Children and Parents: Are You A Good Parent?

By Paul A Philips I realize that it’s not for me to tell people what they should do, instruct them how to be in life. Indeed, I can only advise or recommend and any choice made is ultimately theirs. This principle applies when it comes to the subject of giving advice on being a good…

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How Do Parents Deal With the Gimmes?

How Do Parents Deal With the Gimmes? By Kathleen Boucher By teaching children to do research and then some. Every child goes through a stage of “gimme, gimme, gimme” at some point. How this is handled from the beginning will dictate if the child continues on this path forever or learns that not everything is…

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Grades 6 to 8: What You Should Be Reading

By Linda A Johnson Fight the summer learning gap When its summertime, the last thing kids want to do is think about school. They would clearly much rather focus on everything from ball games to camp outs. However, did you know that summer learning loss is an actual thing? That’s right, according to the National…