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Instructing Kids

Instructing Kids

Why limit setting is so much easier when kids know the rules. Instructing Kids Letting our children know what we expect of them and telling them how to do what we want, is one of the [...]

Logical Consequences

Logical Consequences

How logical consequences help set limits for our children. Logical Consequences What if limits were set with our kids, not because as parents, we arbitrarily set the rules, but because those limits just made sense?  It’s [...]

Time Out

Time Out

Does it backfire when you give your kids Time Out? Time Out A short Time Out can be an effective consequence when young children misbehave It gives them an opportunity to think about what they have [...]

The Benefits of Boredom

The Benefits of Boredom

Why do nothing time is good for kids. The Benefits of Boredom When your children lament that they’re bored, do you feel it’s your duty to fill their time with one activity or another? If so, [...]

Child Led Quality Time

Child Led Quality Time

The benefits of letting kids take the lead with fun, family fun activities. Child Led Quality Time When it comes to spending one-on-one quality time with our children, or planning fun family activities, parents often take [...]

Mentors

Mentors

The important influence others can have on our children’s lives. Mentors It takes a lot of effort to raise kids well.  On top of providing clothIng, food and shelter, we need to guide and teach our [...]

Need for Extended Family

Need for Extended Family

A look at the changing role of the extended family. Need for Extended Family Who do you turn to for advice or a little help for raising your kids?  If you’re like most of us, it’s [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

Pets and Children

Pets and Children

How a family pet can improve your relationship with your child. Pets and Children There’s something about children and pets.  Perhaps it’s that pets give such unconditional love. From gerbils to horses,  pets can teach children [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

The many benefits of signing your child up for daycamps. Daycamp Benefits For many parents, childcare can be a big problem during the summer months. But daycamps are a great alternative for summer childcare, offering a [...]