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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:

Parental engagement is a number of simple interactions in daily life that reinforce a child’s self-esteem in the relationship felt between parent and child. Being a more engaged parent refers to the larger role parents play in supporting their child’s learning, through practical daily processes.
Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developinga lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child!The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.
Cooking meals, doing laundry, and going to work are all essential, but they often mean less time for parents to spend with those they love most. A recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that moms with kids under age 6 spend only slightly more time on household chores than dads do, which shows that all parents are pulled in many directions. "Certainly work, marriage, kids, and feeding the family are all high priorities, but there are healthy approaches to all of these that don't require moms to feel so out of control," says Hollee Temple, co-author of…
Wondering how to raise an optimistic child? After all, kids who see the glass as half full are better at dealing with life’s challenges and happier too. Here's six tips to help yours develop a sunny outlook on life.
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