How failure helps kids

The world’s youngest scientists Has your child ever dropped a spoon on the floor on purpose? You pick it up. They do it again, and again, and again. It can drive us crazy. Kids are born scientists. They want to know: Will the spoon always fall on the ground? Does…
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Asking for help

Gesturing for help comes naturally to babies. They need help with everything and as you know they are not shy about screaming for it! But as children grow up, that natural healthy tendency can become warped. Some children may learn to stop asking for help. Others learn to get help…
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Serious Play

How seriously do you take play? It’s a funny question, right? Play is just for fun. But if you have read a bit about play, you know that play is serious business! First, let’s define play. When we talk about play, we are talking about unstructured, child-led, imaginative play. This is the kind of play that happens…
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Decision-making for kids

Are they ready? Imagine if your child made all the household decisions. You may end up with ice cream for breakfast, a house full of puppies, non-stop screen time, and utter chaos. Kids aren’t ready to make all the household decisions. And we know it is often faster and easier to…
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How young is too young for gratitude?

Healthier and happier Did you know that people who practice being grateful are healthier and happier? A child’s tendency to feel gratitude is important. It is one of eight skills especially likely to predict life satisfaction and high achievement. Research has found that gratitude makes people: More enthusiastic & determined, More likely to…
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