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How to Ensure Your Child/Children are School Ready

By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I wanted to write this article for two reasons. First because the next term after the summer holidays is, in a lot of countries, when children either start school, or move up to the next academic year. Also, reflecting on my own childhood, despite having educationally conscientious parents, I definitely wasn’t ready […]
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White Supremacists Still Exist. Here’s What White Parents Can Do About It.

HuffPost recently published an article that we believe is an excellent resource for parents struggling with the fact that white supremacists still exist.   They spoke to parents, activists, educators and allies about how to teach kids to combat racism. And they came up with 15 takeaways for parents to keep in mind.   Click here to […]

How your parenting style affects your child’s future

A research group led by NISHIMURA Kazuo (Project Professor at the Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation) and YAGI Tadashi (Professor at the Doshisha University Faculty of Economics) have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a […]

Parenting From The Trenches – Episode 6

The next livestream “Parenting From The Trenches” is coming up on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The topic is “Work-Life Balance” and our special guest will be Sarah Cody, award-winning journalist and reporter for Fox 61 and the Hartford Courant and host of the “Mommy Minute”. Future Episodes September, 2017: TBA View […]

The Family Calendar

Keeping tabs on a single individual can be stressful during the best of times. Managing to keep up with the various activities that the average family engages in can be positively grueling. To keep from losing track of what kid has practice on what day, or which kid has a recital during that week and […]
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Overweight Child? It’s Not JUST About the Food!

By Deborah Netto, Yellowbrick Accredited Provider   I am not going to belabor the fact that we are a society abundant with overweight children.  Or the fact that, for the first time in history, parents will be outliving their children. We all know our food intake is not healthy and we and our children do […]

3 Tips for Communicating With Kids More Effectively

As children grow older the level of communication they keep with their parents begins to lessen. The average teenager will give a single, monosyllabic reply to most questions when asked. There are various reasons for this, including the always popular excuse that they are teenagers, and this just how things happen.   A lot of […]

Intrusive parents may lead children to be overly self-critical

Parents may have high expectations of their children’s academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be mindful of their behaviour and not push their children too far, as their actions may lead to unintended consequences. […]
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The Three E’s of Communicating with Teenagers

Communicating with teenagers is tough, especially when you’re trying to talk about important issues and get their viewpoint. But, most of these problems exist solely on our end as parents. And that means they can be corrected. The first step, then, to solicit different viewpoints is to recognize the biggest mistakes parents make when trying to […]