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8 Ways to Teach Your Child Virtue

  Building character and teaching our children how to be principled is just as important as caring for their physical and intellectual needs. Each of our children comes with different innate strengths and challenges, so there’s no one-size-fits all program for teaching your child values; what virtues your child needs to work on and when…

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Why Parents Should Encourage Children to Make Mistakes

Over the last few decades, the importance of allowing children to make mistakes as an essential part of the learning process has been marginalized, due at least partly to a grading system that penalizes mistakes instead of encouraging them, and societal pressures. The Problem with the Grading System: The usual grading system that is used…

Why I’m a Bad Parent… Or Am I?

That’s right… a bad parent. According to the attachment parenting theory, I’m a bad parent – I didn’t let the kids co-sleep, occasionally let them “cry it out”, and encouraged them to follow a feeding schedule sooner rather than later. According to the authoritative parenting theory, I’m also failing – I let my kids express…

Sing, Mother, Sing!

Softly humming and singing to babies comes instinctively to most mothers. All over the world, and throughout the centuries, you find mothers singing to their children. They just know that it’s a good thing to do. What they might not realize is that their act of love is also doing their child a great favor.…