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Tips for Teaching Honesty to Young Children

Want to hear a secret? Most kids lie. This is the truth that many parents will have to face when their babies begin to develop into talking, walking, and interactive children. The practice of telling lies develops very early, around two years old. This isn't something to worry about too much; it's simply a natural stage of development. So, how can you help your child move past this stage and learn the importance of honesty? Understand Their Developmental Stage Telling lies is a normal part of their growing-up process. Understandably, being lied to, especially by your children, can be a little off-putting. Therefore, the best way to begin teaching them the importance of honesty is to understand their developmental stage....

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Simple ways to boost brain development

Did you know the first eight years of life can have an enormous impact on brain development?  Read on for some tips on how you can nurture your child's developing brain and optimize a lifetime of learning. Maximize Love, Minimize stress Babies are constantly watching, listening and learning. They are tuned in to everything in their environment, even while they are still inside mom. High levels of maternal stress during pregnancy can lead to a higher risk of pre term birth, developmental delay and even future chronic health disorders like obesity and diabetes.After birth- growing up in a high stress, chaotic environment can actually alter neuronal architecture leading to decreased memory and decreased cognitive flexibility. Not surprisingly, babies and young...

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How to Get Your Child Interested in Fitness

Children should not spend their days sitting in front of screens and being inactive. They need to move to help their bodies and brains develop properly. Unfortunately, inactivity is exactly what our world seems to be encouraging them to do. It's important to teach kids about the benefits of fitness and to help them channel their natural energy in productive ways.

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How to Help Your Kids Cope with Boredom in the Car

Whether you are on an extended road trip or just on your way to the grocery store, it’s common for children to get bored during the ride. This can lead to undesirable behaviors like making loud, annoying noises, fighting, and kicking your seat. If this is an issue you deal with on a regular basis, here are some tips that can help you and your child find relief.

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5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t follow directions can be frustrating. Some parents respond by doing the task themselves, while others resort to yelling or nagging in an effort to gain compliance. If your child doesn’t follow your instructions the first time you speak, examine the

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