Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Seven secrets to teach your child cooperation

Cooperation is a critical social skill Most parents and teachers would agree that cooperation is a critical skill for life success that requires communication, empathy and respect.  Even young children can begin to learn simple ways to cooperate. Learning to use teamwork at home and in the classroom will eventually serve children well as adults. How…

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6 steps to take charge of test anxiety

As the school year winds down, anxiety ramps up.  There is anxiety over completing projects. There is anxiety over passing to the next grade.  But most of all there is anxiety over testing. The best way to eliminate test anxiety, is to put testing in it’s proper perspective.  In an education world where testing, test…

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“It’s Mine!” Tackling the Sharing Dilemma

You can’t be around a group of kids for any length of time without the issue of sharing coming up. Johnny has a truck that Anthony wants…NOW! Anthony grabs the truck from Johnny and Johnny starts crying. Suzy wants to play with the doll that Chrissy has.  She asks politely if she can play with it…

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5 easy steps kids can learn to problem solve on their own

Your best friend won’t sit with you on the bus. You want to watch your favorite show on tv but you have homework to do. Your pesky brother “borrows” your favorite board game and loses some of the pieces. For children and adults, life is full of problems… The best thing parents and educators can…

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5 steps to keep your cool when your child is losing theirs

  There will be moments… Maybe it will seem like days… When your child is going to get upset. It’s tough to see our children upset and hurting.  Sometimes it even triggers memories of times when we felt the same way.  (Like when you were their age and felt like everyone had friends except you). Other times…

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