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Parenting Our Children
Want to stop your child’s anxiety-causing habits for good? These targeted techniques get to the bottom of troubling behaviors and help turn them around.
Children, like adults, are creatures of habit who take comfort in the familiar – for better or worse. And although most kids’ bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist, are injurious or intensify should be addressed.
It’s a fact: Children exposed to reading and literacy-related activities prior to preschool get better grades, are more likely to graduate and go on to college, and realize greater successes as adults.
Learning has never been a one-size-fits-all experience for children. Between myriad teaching styles and the many ways kids take in and process information, there’s endless opportunity for the gap between getting it and not getting it to widen.
When is a little white lie okay – and when does it do more damage than good? Is fibbing fine when your child’s pet goldfish floats to the top of the tank? Or will a story about Goldie “retiring” to a lake at the park affect the trust your child has in you when they later find out the truth?
What happens when your child comes home crying because their classmate told them there’s no Santa? And how do you answer a 4-year-old who wants to know where babies come from? The truth of the matter is, what your kids are asking isn’t always so obvious.
Encouraging your child to say “thank you” – whether it’s with a card, phone call or other heartfelt gesture – is a critical social skill that will serve them well not just during the holidays, but also throughout their life.