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Top Ten Reasons to Admit You Were Wrong

Top Ten Reasons to Admit You Were Wrong There was a young boy who was disciplined for something he adamantly proclaimed he didn’t do. Later, the boy’s innocence was proven. It had, in fact, been his brother who had committed the offense. When questioned about the mistake, the parent said, “Well, that’s okay. That one

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Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows

Published: January 07, 2013 Author: Susan Guibert  Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. “Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years

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kids blog 6.12.13

Where’s the Elbow Grease

“…A recent summary of three decades of research reveals that when it comes to raising smart children, developing their work ethic is in fact the most critical component. Whether it is success in school or in life, research indicates that innate intelligence and ability are simply not as important as a person’s level of effort.”

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Encouraging Children to Exercise

Encouraging Children to Exercise In a society filled with non-active entertainment choices, today’s parents have to be intentional about providing exercise opportunities for children. The world has changed dramatically since I was 12. Parents no longer feel safe allowing a child to run around the neighborhood alone or even with a group of children. Still,

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Dealing With Disagreements

Dealing with Disagreements Tricia Brown John and his family had been part of the church for a few years. He and his wife were relatively content with their spiritual home, but their preteen son Austin was not. In fact, he hated going to Sunday school. When questioned he said that it was because he never

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Kids Corner – How Are You Smart?

How Are You Smart? Barbara Bruce Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.“ For a long time, educators have been doing just that.  They have been asking students, “How smart

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Relax, Rejuvenate and Remember… It’s Memorial Day!

Relax, Rejuvenate and Remember… It’s Memorial Day! Juliann Caveny I bet you are starting to feel the heat from the sun more throughout the day. You are hearing God’s little creatures chattering during the warm spring nights. Maybe you even smell the fresh-cut grass and the scent of a soft rain on the newly turned

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Get Movin!

Get Moving! Juanita Chandler Ostroske In a society filled with non-active entertainment choices, today’s parents have to be intentional about providing exercise opportunities for children. The world has changed dramatically since I was 12. Parents no longer feel safe allowing a child to run around the neighborhood alone or even with a group of children.

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Expectations and Realizations

Expectations and Realizations Sabrina Pate I have been pondering lately all the things I thought life with a kid would be like–all those thoughts I had before I actually had a child, those mental (and sometimes verbal) notes that I made about what I would or would not do as a parent. Here are a

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Loving Long-Distance

Loving Long-Distance Tricia Brown I grew up in a sleepy little town in Tennessee. My maternal grandparents lived states away in New Jersey. Still, as a little girl I remember feeling just as close to them as I did my Granny, with whom I spent every Friday night. I remember visiting and walking to the

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