It feels so good when someone thanks you for something you’ve done. That means they appreciate your efforts and what you mean to them. “Giving thanks is not only being polite, it also makes us feel good,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education. “When children feel good about…Read Post
If you search the web for effective ways to teach children about responsibility, a surprising number of results give tips on how to assign household chores. It’s not like everyone’s advocating turning our children into servants – although having the extra sets of helping hands certainly is nice! But helping…Read Post
In the video above, you can see the joy and delight in the face of the little boy who is learning his letters at his local Academy. More precisely, he learned his letter – the letter C is the first letter of his name. Now, when he goes about his…Read Post
As parents, we all want our children to be healthy and fit. But we live in a nation where all of us – children and adults – are tempted daily by fast food, sugary and salty snacks, and the lure of computers, television and video games. The statistics on childhood…Read Post
Any parent who has taken a long car trip with the family knows that patience is not something children are born with. “Are we there yet?” “I’m starving!” “I have to go to the bathroom!” Their questions and statements are all delivered with an underlying urgency to make things better…Read Post
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