The hope is rewards will help our kids imbibe good behavior. But it can also backfire.
It’s a lesson we’re all too familiar with: positive reinforcement. The process is simple: keep rewarding your child for positive actions, and he or she will eventually imbibe these as habits. Sounds pretty simple, right? But we all know it’s not as easy
According to a renowned educationalist, praising intelligence harms our kids in the long run. Here's what we can do now.
"Good, job!" That's really what you'll hear many parents say to their kids when shown an artwork, a certificate, an award for some kind of accomplishment. We praise automatically (and, let's face it, absent-mindedly) even at the tiniest task. No biggie, right?However,
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When your newborn baby makes his entrance into the world, you take him into your arms and whisper a promise that no harm will come to him. You will protect him, care for him, and love him for as long as you
We've been praising kids the wrong way, experts say
Photo from popsugar.comWe all love to praise our kids. Toddlers and preschoolers hear “good job” all the time for not peeing at night, for feeding themselves, or we just gush over their cuteness! We often praise our children because we want to
Dad and contributing writer Robert Del Rosario gives practical advice on helping your preschooler develop a sense of independence early on.
How often do you see a young child out in a restaurant, about six years old being spoon fed by his mother or yaya? A correct observation would be to say “quite a lot”, but the sad truth is, it’s happening with
Teachermama Tina Rodriguez gives you a few simple suggestions on how you can teach your preschooler on knowing God and living out their faith.
The infancy to preschool years are probably one of, if not, the most crucial stages of development of every child. Children at this age are literally “sponges” – whatever input they receive, whether positive or negative, will have a definite impact on
Read about 12 baby steps parents can take to bring up an emotionally healthy boy.
Is it possible for parents to raise an emotionally healthy boy who’s both a “softy” and a “toughie?” It’s possible if you do it in baby steps. Read the twelve ways you can go against the grain of stereotypes and encourage your
Big kids need to be motivated to their homework too. Below are some tips from mom, educator and contributor, Kachela Mariano.
Being able to focus on homework is a must for any big kid. By this age, your child would need to understand the value of independent learning. Getting him to do this should not be an impossible task. Here are a few
Puzzled by your toddler’s seeming selfishness? There’s a good reason behind it.
There’s nothing more adorable than the sight of a toddler happily immersed in an afternoon of play. Wee hands stack blocks and peals of excited laughter escape from his tiny body as playtime ensues. But when two toddlers come face to face
Preschool shouldn’t be too much pressure for your child. Consider these four tips so you can help him accomplish his tasks and keep him focused.
Helping your preschooler focus on his homework may become an arduous task since writing and other paper and pencil tasks are quite unpopular among children at this age. Keeping in mind a few small tricks may alleviate some of its difficulties and
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Create a household schedule and set a designated study time. Help your child establish a study schedule and study routine.
Ycasiano suggests sitting down with your child to ask him or him what works best for the study time.Family study time also benefits children in many ways. First, if kids have a question regarding an assignment, they are more likely to ask