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Tips for Teaching Your Child Volume Control

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As your child grows, it’s important for him or her to learn about personal-volume control, and when to use certain kinds of voices that are appropriate for different situations and environments they are in. 1. Remember that you’re teaching more than just volume control Teaching your child how to moderate his or her voice’s volume

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4 Tips for Teaching Your Child Good Manners

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Don’t you love when you come across a polite young child that has impeccable manners? Interacting with a child who consistently says “Please” and “Thank you”, and “Excuse me”, is one of the most delightful experiences possible. Here are a few tips to help your kid be that polite child with great manners: 1. Understand

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Teaching Your Child Empathy

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One of the most important character traits a parent must teach their child is empathy for fellow human beings. There are various ways this invaluable life skill can be imparted, and a good thing to keep in mind when teaching children how to be empathetic towards other people is that empathy isn’t just an inborn

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Creating Good Eaters

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One of the best things you can do for your little one is to introduce him or her to the wonders of healthy and adventurous eating. And the earlier, the better! Young children who have been exposed to a wide variety of foods from the outset are much less likely to reject new veggies and

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Teaching Safety to Your Kids Without Instilling Fear

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As any parent knows, there are seemingly innumerable dangers and risks your child will encounter every day from the moment he’s born. Natural disasters, accidents, and, unfortunately, some of those dangers will even come from other people. But the world isn’t all gloom and doom or impending disaster. You know that, and you want your

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Fostering Independence (i.e. Being the Anti-Helicopter Parent)

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Fostering independence in kids is about teaching them how to make good decisions, and how to do things for themselves. It’s important for you to instill these skills without hovering over them all the time or doing it all for them – i.e. being a “helicopter parent”. Here are some tips for instilling independence in

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Extending preschool learning at home

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Preschool is a great time for kids to be learning through fun, observation, and play – and the best thing you can do for them is to keep that fun and learning going at home. Here are some ideas for extending preschool learning at home with your kids: 1. Go on an Observation Walk Go

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9 Great Fall activities for you and your kids!

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The leaves are starting to change and will soon be dropping, and the air is getting that crisp autumn feel to it. Fall is one of the most fun times of the year, with lots to do in the cooler weather before the summer fades away from memory completely and it gets downright cold with

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Ideas for new baby gear

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It can be overwhelming as a new parent to figure out, amongst the sea of new baby gear that is available, what is really useful and needed, and what is just hype. While it’s good to be prepared ahead of time, there are an infinite number of things you could easily add to this list,

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5 Helpful tips for potty training

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It’s a big deal for both the kids and the parents when it’s time for potty training. Being in control of their basic functions in this way is a major milestone in a child’s development and a parent’s parenting role, and it can be both exciting and sometimes frustrating. Here are some tips and ideas

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