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Tip of the Day July 29

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Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.

Tip of the Day July 28

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Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one Saturday or Sunday “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.

Tip of the Day July 27

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Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.

Tip of the Day July 26

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Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.

Tip of the Day July 25

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Notice when kids become jealous of other kids. Help them understand and work through their jealousy.

Tip of the Day July 24

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 7 hours 44 min ago

Talk with your kids about what they’re seeing in movies and TV shows. Point out what you admire—and what you don’t. Explain why.

Seven Tips to Cultivate Love of Reading in Your Children

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By Sarah Willis, Guest Blogger

Reading rates among children have declined over the years. Fortunately, parents can greatly influence children’s reading habits and set kids on the path to becoming lifelong lovers of books.

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Tip of the Day July 23

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 7 hours 44 min ago

Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.

Tip of the Day July 21

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Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.

Tip of the Day July 22

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Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under-booking themselves.

The Cuckoo Bird and the Baby

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:39
The cuckoo bird lays its eggs in another bird's nest, then flies off, never to return. Is a sperm donor like the cuckoo bird?

Tip of the Day July 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:31

Encourage your child to participate in activities that nurture their spirit.

Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-28 13:04
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?

Tip of the Day July 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:31

Act in ways that you want your children to act. Don’t just tell them what to do and what not to do.

Tip of the Day July 18

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:31

When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.

Sticks and Stones, and a Diagnosis in Words That Can’t Hurt Us

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:51
A diagnosis, of autism or anything else, won't make me mourn my daughter, who is different, not dying.

Tip of the Day July 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-07-26 08:34

Get your child a library card in her or his name and go there often to check out books.

Letting a Child Make the Small Sacrifice

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-25 11:38
It's always my instinct to sacrifice for my kids. To step back; to say, you take it, you go, it's ok, I don't mind. My daughter's gift of a horseback ride reminded me that being the giver isn't always the right thing to do.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:44
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Tip of the Day July 16

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:31

Monitor your kids to keep them safe—and to know what they’re up to. Keep track of them in ways that show kids you’re interested in them, not waiting for them to make a mistake.

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