How to Turn Children of Any Age into Readers – Parents Article

Source: Pezibear/Pixabay Once a year, out of town friends visit for several days. I have to be sure to have a stack of books on hand for Allie, their now 17-year-old daughter. She plows through them—one after another. The cell phone at her side doesn’t seem to slow down her reading. Reading has been her default preference since she started reading by herself. I asked her mother how she had turned Allie into such a voracious reader. Her mother says she…

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13 Parent Assists to Help Children Become Tech-Savvy Users – Parents Article

Source: Rawpixel/Unsplash Like many lately, my friend Alice’s son is addicted to Fortnite, the video game of the moment. Unsure of what to do, Alice offered her 12-year-old several hundred dollars to abandon Fortnite for a month. He refused without hesitation. So a few weeks later, when I asked a young man in his 20s to explain the sensation to me, he instantly likened Fortnite to “crack.” For many parents, who might already have to nag their children to put down…

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9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids – Parents Article

Source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash Parents who have specific fears or who are generally predisposed to anxiety often worry about passing their issues onto their children. I, for instance, become anxious at the mere thought of any type of needle, like the flu shot or a blood test. My anxiety over shots is almost as old as I am, and I was deeply concerned about my children picking up my fear. My colleague, Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit, and I talked about…

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9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids – Parents Article

Source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash Parents who have specific fears or who are generally predisposed to anxiety often worry about passing their issues onto their children. I, for instance, become anxious at the mere thought of any type of needle, like the flu shot or a blood test. My anxiety over shots is almost as old as I am, and I was deeply concerned about my children picking up my fear. My colleague, Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit, and I talked about…

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