Smart Parenting

Children learn from stress and failure: all the more reason you shouldn’t do their homework

December 13, 2019

Does helping your child with homework hinder their progress? The answer to this question is not simple. So far, research on the subject has been mixed, finding that different types of parental involvement in homework have different relationships to achievement. For example, are you motivated to help your child because you are worried they will […]

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4 Things to do with your kids on Children’s Day

November 15, 2019

This year’s Children’s Day just went by but there is no reason, not to continue celebrating it with your kids in a meaningful way. Below, we list 4 things you can do with your kids. Time for meaningful experiences As parents, all we ever want to do is provide our little ones with the best […]

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What to do at home so your kids do well at school

November 11, 2019

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. Parents must be supporters and there are simple things a parent can do to ensure a child is well-adjusted and ready to learn in a school environment. These expectations and […]

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Five things every guilty parent needs to know.

November 1, 2019

It’s the guilty secret many parents are reluctant to admit aloud: no matter how much you love your kids, being a parent can make you feel bad. But Google knows you’re not alone. Look up the phrase guilty parent and you’ll get more than 70 million results. Unfortunately, most of that advice is based on […]

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Here’s what to know about Homework and help your child.

October 19, 2019

Many parents and educators view homework as an important indicator of classroom rigor. The Back-to Basic Movement, which emphasizes the need for schools to teach basic academic skills in particular, has increased the emphasis on homework as a measure of a school’s success. In fact, many parents and students judge the difficulty of a course […]

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Talking to kids about emotions is important

October 14, 2019

Pop culture parenting styles like “Helicopter” and “Snowplow” have received a lot of recent media attention. Such coverage tends to overlook the findings of decades of parenting research. Much of this research traces back to Diana Baumrind’s pioneering work in the 1960s. This identified the connection between parents who exercised control, were communicative and nurturing […]

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How to identify early signs of eating disorder in your kids?

September 24, 2019

Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorders affect a large population between the ages of 14 to 30. Body images issues, instances of shaming and bullying on social media can drive people to problems and even impact their mental health. However, what many don’t realize is that the disorder stems from adolescence, just when kids […]

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How to win back your kids?

September 18, 2019

Many parents may be troubled by the angry out-bursts by their kids. This is exactly what happened to the author Gabor Mate. When Gabor Maté’s eldest son was eight, his angry outbursts troubled his parents so much that they took him to see the renowned developmental psychologist, Gordon Neufeld. He talked to Maté and his […]

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Being in the moment and enjoying parenthood

September 13, 2019

Could we go down in history as the generation that forgot to enjoy our kids? It’s a shocking indictment, but the evidence is mounting: recent research found that parents become happier when their children have left home, while another study earlier this year found that working mothers with two children are 40% more stressed than […]

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6 ways to raise a resilient child

September 9, 2019

Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever. Recent figures show a worrying rise in young people’s mental health problems; sadly, my experience as a GP confirms this. One in eight children aged between five and 19 in England has a diagnosable mental health condition; the prevalence […]

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