• Encourage kids to help at home (every day without pay)
    by Michael Grose on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Confident kids are competent kids. Past experience has taught them that they can be successful. The easiest (and most neglected way) to help develop competency is to give kids opportunities to help out at home. Don’t overburden them with jobs. … The post Encourage kids to help at home (every day without pay) appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Language of independence building
    by Michael Grose on February 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Families always develop shared language around the values that have strong meaning for them. If independence and self-sufficiency are important then it will be reflected in your family’s proprietary language. In fact, it’s through shared language that culture exists. If … The post Language of independence building appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Unearthing kids’ strengths for happiness and success
    by Michael Grose on February 1, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Personality strengths—our character—play a big role in helping us build our talents. Think about anyone who has built a talent and imagine if it could have been done without character. Imagine Einstein without curiosity, The Beatles without creativity, Mother Teresa … The post Unearthing kids’ strengths for happiness and success appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Top five parenting tips for this year
    by Michael Grose on January 25, 2019 at 12:02 am

    The start of the year is a great time for making changes and improvements to the way you raise kids. The trouble is, our good intentions towards change often become derailed around March, and we return to our default mode … The post Top five parenting tips for this year appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Preventing childhood bullying
    by Michael Grose on January 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence. The recent efforts by a father in Ohio, USA to hold his child accountable for bullying is commendable, even if the technique he used is questionable. Matt … The post Preventing childhood bullying appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

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