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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Unleashing Creativity

Posted by Amanda Jacobs on

Parenting Tip Of The Week - Unleashing Creativity

To coincide with National Tell A Fairytale Day, today’s tip is all about unleashing your child’s creativity. They say a creative child grows into a creative adult, but how do we encourage our children to open up their imaginations and develop their creative potential during early childhood?   Creativity can't be taught but it can be encouraged. Teaching your child to think outside the box, to delve deep into their imagination, and to develop a creative side are life long skills that will benefit them in every aspect of their lives - socially, emotionally, academically, and professionally!  According to the...

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Parenting Tip of the Week - Independence

Posted by Amanda Jacobs on

Parenting Tip of the Week - Independence

Teach them while they're young! That's my motto because once they hit their teens, they (think they) already know everything :-). In last week's Parenting Tip, we talked about giving your children age-appropriate options to choose from to help them feel in control and develop decision-making skills. This week we're going to delve into how to give your child a sense of independence by teaching them what to do and by building their self-confidence.  Parenting Tip - Fostering Independence  Children like to feel in control. They like to be given choices and they like to be able to do things for...

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Parenting Tip of the Week - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Amanda Jacobs on

Parenting Tip of the Week - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

So many decisions, so little time! Should you be letting your little one make decisions and is it really that important? Actually yes. Decision-making is a much used skill that is needed throughout their lives. It's not just about what toppings they want on their pizza. It's about teaching their brains how to process decisions and how to make hard choices. So, today's parenting tip is about giving your child choices, but not just any choices. The right choices! Parenting Tip - Select Your Choices Wisely The question often asked is, "how many choices?" Of course the answer is, well, it depends (helpful, I know :)) The...

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Parenting Tip of the Week - RESPECT

Posted by Amanda Jacobs on

Parenting Tip of the Week - RESPECT

Welcome to our first Parenting Tip of the Week. Today we're going to explore respect. We all know that respect works both ways but sometimes we forget that applies to our little ones too.   Parenting Tip - Mutual Respect As parents, we naturally expect respect from our children, but can sometimes be guilty of not reciprocating that well-deserved respect. Our kids absolutely deserve our respect and the same thought and care we would give to other family members, or our best friend in the same situation.     Like adults, kids too, have good days and bad days. They...

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