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Tip of the Day August 23

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-09-02 08:32

Bring your child and one of his or her friends to a museum, concert, or another cultural event that welcomes children.

Homework and Consequences

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-09-02 08:06
I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.

Tip of the Day August 22

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:34

Remain firm about your expectations as your kids grow, but expect bumps along the way. As kids change schools, go through puberty, and cope with difficulty, their enthusiasm for school and doing well can wane. Be patient but continue to have high expectations.

Tip of the Day August 21

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:30

Think of your teenager as an adult in training. Teach him or her practical things like how to change a tire, prepare a meal, or create a monthly budget.

Tip of the Day August 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-08-30 08:30

Give children freedom to make their own choices (as appropriate for their age) so that they feel they have some control over their lives.

13, and Surviving in the Woods on Squirrel Pizza

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:57
The 20-something mastermind behind my son's outdoor survival program presented parents with no medical forms or really any assurances for our children’s safety. Yet my son has never been hurt any worse than he has playing with friends in our finished basement, and it has transformed him.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:40
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 August 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:30

Set clear expectations about how you want your child to do in school. This isn’t about putting undue pressure on your child. Instead, it’s about expecting your child to do as well as he or she can.

Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-08-28 09:10
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it's all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.

Tip of the Day August 18

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-08-28 08:33

Talk about the value of education. Even if school isn’t always easy, that doesn’t mean that it’s not important. Emphasize how working hard at school will help your kids succeed.

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