Parenting Gradeschool Kids

5 Ways to Raise a "Good Enough" Child

By Jan Denise, www.innatelygood.com

How many times have you told your ebullient child he's too loud or too active? How often have you told your contemplative, cautious child not to be a scaredy-cat and so shy?
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Six Ways School Kids Manipulate Parents -- and What You Can Do About It

By David Swanson, Psy.D.

Your kid wants to stay up late, avoid homework, hang out with friends, and watch TV and play video games. In short, your school-aged child wants to do everything but go to bed early and do schoolwork. What's more, he has lots of clever ways to wear you down and get his way.
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Boys and Guns: When Boys' Games Get Aggressive

 No matter how they are raised or what situations they are exposed to, young boys seem to have an almost universal interest in gun play. Even boys who grow up in the most anti-gun households – or boys who grow up surrounded by their sisters’ toys – are drawn to shoot-em-up games.
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TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about.  The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant.  Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor"
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9 Ways to Liven up Your Summer

By Alicia Purdy

The kids are out of school and you have vacation that you’ve been saving up. Hmm, what to do? With summer fully in swing, it’s time to venture out and create family moments that you all will reflect on for years to come. How exactly do you do that, you say? Well, we have nine great ideas to help you get started. Not sponsored content
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The Top 7 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids - and Why

By Laura Carlson

Oh, the joy of telling harmless “white lies” to your children. These delightful near-truths range from those that carry on the bliss of holiday traditions to others that happily curb bad behavior. Most parents contend that it's not lying, per say; rather, they are putting off (or bending) the truth until their kids are ready to handle it. And according to psychologist Dr. Not sponsored content
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5 Things Only Moms of Picky Eaters Will Understand

By Alicia Purdy

Your picky eater is all yours, so you love him, of course, but do you ever have those days where you think about how much easier life would be with a kid who just loved to try new foods? Not sponsored content
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Is Your Child a Natural-Born Liar?

By Jennifer Klam

Have you recently caught your little one lying for the first time? Or maybe it’s become a thing now, where your child seems to lying on the regular. You may be starting to wonder if your child is a natural-born liar. Not sponsored content
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The 7 Best Code-Talking Methods Parents Use

By Alicia Purdy

Children are little sponges—after a while, they pick up on everything. From your actions to your words, at some point they begin to apply meaning to them. This is when most parents feel the need to get crafty and create code words that are designed to throw tiny listening ears off the trail of what's really going on. Not sponsored content
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4 Apps that Could Pose a Danger to Your Child

By Jill Britz

There are so many amazing apps we have access to—MapMyRide lets you know how many miles you log on your morning bike ride, the Facebook app keeps you connected to family and friends wherever you go, and Instagram is great for picture sharing. Not sponsored content
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