Children of the Light Have Very Little Tolerance for Dishonesty

Children of the Light Have Very Little Tolerance for Dishonesty

There is a new "breed" of humans among us and they are here to usher in the new age of peace. These powerful and intuitive people have little tolerance for dishonesty. They are on Earth so that they can teach others about the importance of speaking truthfully and living in harmony.

6 Ways To Help Kids Express Their Feelings Through Art

6 Ways To Help Kids Express Their Feelings Through Art

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communitiesor extended family. 

5 Ways To Help Your Child Develop A Love For Reading

5 Ways To Help Your Child Develop A Love For Reading

A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general knowledge, a positive impact on academic achievement, enhanced reading ability and vocabulary growth.

Broken Wings Can Learn to Fly: Love Needed!

Broken Wings Can Learn to Fly: Love Needed!

Parenting is the most difficult job there is because of the immense responsibility of shaping another human being. A child's character and inner structure are like putty in the hands of his parents. Parents hold the power to shape and mold a child's vulnerable constitution. With such big stakes...

My Greatest Wins As A Mom Stem From Moments of Failure

My Greatest Wins As A Mom Stem From Moments of Failure

I curled up in a ball on the wood floor. I buried my face in my hands. Who said parenting would feel like this? No one. It’s supposed to be filled with soft-focus moments, me gazing lovingly at my child, right? So what is wrong with me?

Why Talking To Babies May Change Their Brains

Why Talking To Babies May Change Their Brains

Engaging in “conversations” with adults may help infant brains develop, especially those areas involved in language comprehension, according to a new study.

How To Teach Saving and Spending to Kids As Young As 3 Years Old

How To Teach Saving and Spending to Kids As Young As 3 Years Old

Planning for the holidays will look a different this year in the face of COVID-19. Beyond gathering restrictions, many families have come up against economic hardship and other stressors related to the pandemic.

What To Do When You Want To Yell At Your Kids (or At Other Adults)

What To Do When You Want To Yell At Your Kids (or At Other Adults)

It’s weird, we expect children to be respectful, yet we continually order them around. We make demands of them, then we are surprised when they are demanding. We yell, threaten, and punish, demonstrating to them that power and coercion are our go-to tools. Unsurprisingly, this causes disconnection in the relationship.

How Parents Should Talk To Their Children About Sex

How Parents Should Talk To Their Children About Sex

Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. Here are some tips that will help change these conversations from awkward to normal.

Making Appreciation A Part Of Your Regular Routine... for Kids (and Adults)

Achieving an Attitude of Gratitude... for Kids (and Adults)

How do you help your child achieve a positive sense of worth? By teaching him how to appreciate himself. Do this by: 1. First, no matter how your child is behaving, find something within him to value and be grateful for. 2. Then, point out to your child the specific quality or action you are appreciating about him.

4 Tips To Help Kids To Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety

4 Tips To Help Kids To Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety

The news coverage on COVID-19 is pervasive, persistent, and in my view as a professor of psychiatry, perilous. Sometimes it seems as though the pandemic is all we talk about.

Children Reveal What They Really Think Of Adults

Children Reveal What They Really Think Of Adults

Every parent knows that sometimes your child says something that stops you in your tracks. Such a moment came for one of us, Emma Maynard, when her son Oscar was approaching his year 6 SATS tests at the end of primary school.

The Empathy of Children: Have We Lost Our Ability To Feel?

The Empathy of Children: Have We Lost Our Ability To Feel?

During the first few months of 2003, I was taught something remarkable by 123 children, from 2 to 13 years of age. There is something remarkable about kids: they experience life in a way that expresses deep and profound wisdom. Their wisdom is born of their own connection to life and to living things.

3 Ways To Promote Social Skills In Homebound Kids

3 Ways To Promote Social Skills In Homebound Kids

With the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse in most of the country, a growing number of school districts from San Francisco to Atlanta have determined that a return to daily in-person instruction isn’t yet safe or viable. 

3 Ways To Teach Kids Storytelling

3 Ways To Teach Kids Storytelling

During this unprecedented era of separation and isolation due to coronavirus, all people, particularly children, urgently need to build relationships, connect with community and foster a sense of self.

Empowering Children to Find the Answers to their Problems

Empowering Children to Find the Answers to their Problems

The most important job a person can have is to teach another. Educators have a great responsibility toward those they teach, because everything they do and say has a lifelong impact upon their students. For this reason, it is very important that the children and youth be empowered by allowing them to make their own decisions...

How Do You and Your Child Relate?

How Do You and Your Child Relate?

There are many parents who would never imagine that their child doesn't have the nerve to talk with them. When I first created my school programs more than twenty years ago, I was amazed at how many thousands of children told me they felt this way and hadn't let their parents know. How close do you think your child feels to you?

The Long-Lasting Importance of the Bonding of Mother and Child

The Long-Lasting Importance of the Bonding of Mother and Child

Bonding gives an intuitive, extrasensory kind of relationship between mother and child. Bonding is a felt process, not available to discursive thought, language, or intellect. It is a communion that bypasses our ordinary reasoning mind. The mother senses the infant's need to evacuate the same way she recognizes her own bodily needs, but the communion of bonding goes beyond just physical processes.

Here Are 7 Ways To Help Young People Navigate A Changed World

Here Are 7 Ways To Help Young People Navigate A Changed World

As we start to think about rebuilding our lives in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, we need to be clearer than ever about what kind of Australia we want to live in, what counts as progress, and how we measure how well we’re succeeding.

Why A Little Baby Talk Is Good For Your Toddler

Why A Little Baby Talk Is Good For Your Toddler

Has anyone ever told you: “Don’t baby talk to your baby?” Parents of young infants often tell us that they have heard this advice from friends, family and even health care professionals.

A Season of Hope -- of Light, Love, and Social Solidarity

A Season of Hope -- of Light, Love, and Social Solidarity
For years, psychologists, educators and church leaders have warned about subversive and decadent influences on children in our society -- the internet, pornographic literature and films, violent video games, raunchy TV, and so on. It's an old story: the more sexually perverted the entertainment, the more teenagers watch it, and the higher the ratings and the profits.

How Can I Help If My Child Is Being Too Clingy

How Can I Help If My Child Is Being Too Clingy

Many parents complain of difficulties in managing clingy children – whether it’s a baby who cries every time the parent is out of sight, a toddler who clings to their parent’s legs at social events, or a primary school kid who doesn’t want their parents to go out for dinner without them.

Why Your Child Should Take Swimming Lessons?

Why Your Child Take Should Swimming Lessons?

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death from injury worldwide. From July 2018 to June 2019, 276 people drowned across Australia – a 10% increase on the previous year.

Why Snacks After Youth Sports Is A Bad Idea

Why Snacks After Youth Sports Is A Bad Idea
Research has shown that youth who participate in sports leagues are eight times as likely to be active in their early 20s than those who don’t participate.

What To Do At Home So Your Kids Do Well At School

What To Do At Home So Your Kids Do Well At School
Student achievement has been found to be most influenced by parents’ aspirations and expectations for their children’s development along with active involvement in their learning.

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