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Chores for Children

Motivating children to help around the house can be a challenge. Whether it's doing the dishes or pulling weeds in the yard, it can be tough to get them to participate. However, there are great benefits to involving them in chores.  Accomplishing tasks, even around the house, can make children more attuned to helping others, build their self-confidence, and help them develop key life skills.... Keep Reading

Cooperation in a Self-Centered World

co • op • er • a • tion    noun actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted, to ask for: common effort; assistance with ready compliance, work together When my children were young, there were days when all I wanted was for them to cooperate with my demands. As I grew in my knowledge of children, I began to understand that cooperation is a character trait that... Keep Reading

Bedtime Tips

Most parents can agree that one of the hardest obstacles of the day is getting through their bedtime routine with their children. The children are incredibly cranky, but also entirely resilient in staying awake. Parents, however, have had a long day of responsibilities and work and are in no mood to face a bedtime challenge. Sleep is crucial for your child's mental and physical development, as... Keep Reading

Pride in a Self-Centered World

pride    verb a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements and/or the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated Can pride be considered a character value?  To answer this question, we first must understand the concept of pride and its antithesis, shame. The formal definition of pride is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction... Keep Reading

The Benefits of Reading to Our Children

In today's world of screens and video media, we sometimes forget about the joy of reading. Reading books aloud to your kids can be the most peacefully rewarding part of your everyday life if you set aside time for it. Simply reading aloud to your children can benefit all areas of their development, from bonding to cognitive learning. Reading aloud provides the opportunity for one-on-one time.... Keep Reading