News Archive — October 2015

Parents Aren't Perfect: What to Do When the Wrong Words Come Out of Your Mouth

ParentShould we hate it when our kids catch us with a double-standard, or should we be proud? Should we be embarrassed, or relieved to know that our kids have been listening to what we've been saying (well enough to know when we're not following our own rules), even if they're not necessarily following the rules themselves? This blog post was inspired by a moment when our older daughter "caught me" name calling when I accused her of being "closed minded." Yes, that's name-calling. That counts. So here is what I've learned since that moment, or at least what I'm trying to learn! Enjoy.

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How to Help Your Child Succeed in School: Don't Do Their Homework for Them

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We want our kids to succeed in life, but what's our role? Often the dilemma comes-- do we go ahead and finish that homework assignment for them? Check the homework portal for tests? Neaten up their backpack each week? The most important lesson we can teach our children is how to do their homework for themsleves. Instead of micromanaging or doing for, we can teach them good work habits that will last a lifetime. So take a deep breath and step back; here comes your child!

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