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Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

Parents do kids a grave disservice when they don't teach them how to be polite. Teachers, friends, neighbors and extended family all appreciate it when kids are polite to them and are genuinely bothered when kids are not polite. Teaching manners gives kids a life filled with greater appreciation for themselves and others when they grow up with appropriate manners and respect for themselves and those around them. This all begins with the basics of teaching kids to be polite from a young age. Here are simple ways to get kids on the right road to being polite.
Some children are blessed with the gift of good study habits, while others possess study habit problems. Helping a child with poor study skills has been proven to bring much joy to both the parent and the struggling student. This article will discuss a number of proactive methods on how to help your child develop good study habits and skills.
With social media, television, friends and videos games as distractions, it's no wonder your teen struggles with good study habits. It can be hard to buckle down, do homework and review notes when you have other priorities, as your teenager likely does. As a parent, you can't do your teen's studying for her, but you can help her create a plan by which studying becomes more manageable, less time-consuming and a part of a regular routine.
While there is some debate about the significance of grades in education, these scores do serve a valuable purpose. Not only do they let students track their performance and progress, they also provide guidance and motivation for both kids and teachers. But what about parents? What role do they play in a child’s grades? You might be surprised to learn that parents have a substantial impact when it comes to their child’s academic scores. In fact, children of disengaged parents have been shown to be negatively affected in school, with a lack of parenting directly linked with poor grades and…
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