Category Archive: Bringing Up Children

A collection of articles about being a good role model for your children, teaching them right from wrong and providing them with love and security

Your Child’s First Day Of School

The first day of school is a proud day for a child and its parents. It can also be a sad day, because it means your child is entering a world without your presence for several hours a day. It’s all part of what you have been preparing your little boy or girl to do, …

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6 Life Lessons Your Child Can Learn From Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, whether played professionally or just for fun. But are there benefits your children can derive from the game, beyond simple exercise? In fact, soccer provides a large number of life lessons for its players, six of which are outlined below.

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Motivating Your Kids to Exercise

Your kids may get some exercise at recess time, but most children still aren’t active enough. The American Psychological Association reports that only 30 percent of children 6 to 17 years old got at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day, but 20 minutes still falls significantly below national standards. The best way to …

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Facing Your Child’s Report Card

Every parent wants to be proud of their child, but what happens when your child’s report card is less-than-amazing? What do you do when your kid brings home a report card that is full of terrible grades? How do you express yourself, your anxiety, and your frustrations to your child without making him feel bad? …

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Monster Under the Bed

If your child runs to you screaming that there’s a monster under his bed, don’t be quick to reassure him that it’s all in his head. There is, in fact, a very real monster hiding in your kid’s room, watching his every move and waiting to terrorize him: It’s called “Fear”. This monster likes to hide …

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Three Tools Keep Kids Safe on the Web

The World Wide Web has opened a world of understanding and knowledge to children, but fear has many parents holding that globe above the reach of little hands. You can create a safe path through that world using the tools of education, communication, and vigilance.  

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Six Tips to Get Your Kids Off to School on Time

We’ve all been there: you are running five minutes behind to get the kids out the door to school and someone can’t find their other shoe and you’ve just been informed that a half-completed math assignment is due that day. And you are pretty sure this is the third time this has happened. Starting the …

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