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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Children and Chores

"Many parents want children to have regular chores. Even when parents do not involve kids in chores – they believe they should! Parents give kids chores to help them: Learn responsibility. Most people believe work is good for kids. Contribute. Everyone needs to pitch in and help the family. Share the workload. You may believe that kids that help...
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Sexuality and your 5 to 10 year old

"School-aged children are learning new things all the time. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with them! Many parents dread teaching their child about sexuality because it can be an embarrassing and confusing topic. But talking increases the likelihood that your children will share your values. Most experts agree that children do not learn about...
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To Nag ……. or Not to Nag ……. That is the question…

"You are tired and frazzled but have managed to get supper ready. The kids have scattered toys, papers, coats, and shoes from one end of the house to the other. You’ve instructed them to pick up and help set the table. They are not responding like you want. What can you do? Getting children to complete...
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Learning thru Ordinary Activities

"It seems as if young children learn something new each and every moment. They are learning about colors and shapes, how to count, how to get along with other people, and how to do things by themselves. Young children learn best through normal, every-day play and activities, especially when they are having fun. They learn math,...
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Tiger Mom – Give it Up

"When my daughter Lily was seven, I asked her one afternoon if she'd like to make cupcakes. She replied: "No." You might assume that most children would be thrilled to make a mess and lick icing off spoons. Instead, she eyed me suspiciously and replied tersely: "I don't want to learn about weighing and measuring." It was...
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Motherless Babies

"Motherless babies created from skin cells could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg. The landmark experiment on mice by the University of Bath in the UK rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born...
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