popular topics in instilling values

  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Respect
    Kindergarten Prep: Respect Personal responsibility also involves the concept of respect—respect for others, respect for things, and self-respect. What Your Child Should Know Your child should know: That it is important to demonstrate respect...
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    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Sportsmanship
    Kindergarten Prep: Sportsmanship Being a good sport is a tough concept for kids to wrap their minds around. Young children naturally want to be the first in line or the winner of every game, and when they don't win or get to be first, they can ...
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Why Kids Steal (And What to Do About It)
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined ...
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    Internet Safety
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online We've all read news stories about the downside of mobile technology and social media: cyberbullying, harassment, stalking, sexting, catfishing, and the list goes on. It's enough...
    Erin Dower
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    Gifts
    8 Charitable Gifts That Give Back
    These gifts pull double duty. Find something for everyone on your "nice" list, and your hard-earned money goes to a good cause like AIDS research, help for endangered animals, support for the homeless, and much more. This year, bring a little joy...
  • Kids
    Instilling Values
    How to Instill the Right Values
    How to Instill the Right ValuesSo, how are you going to instill these values in your children? Setting an example is vitally important, of course, but you can also make sure that you spell out what you believe in and why. Instead of saying, "I k...
  • The Best Children
    Dealing With Bullies
    11 Children's Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
    Bullying is a serious issue, and reading children's books on the topic can help kids understand it better and have healthier relationships with their peers. Whether your child has been a victim of bullying or a participant in bullying or he just ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Character
    Helping Your Child Overcome Common Obstacles
    Helping Your Child Overcome Common Obstacles Resilient children learn to overcome everyday obstacles by not fearing failure. Mistakes are not something to be afraid of; they only give you a chance to try again. Think of it this way: People need ...
  • Kids
    Character
    Activities That Foster Good Character
    Activities That Foster Good Character One of the best ways to foster good character is to attach a character trait to a goal your child has. When your child sees the value of the trait by seeing how it helps him obtain his goal, he will never f...
  • Kids
    Instilling Values
    Fostering Your Child's Good Character
    Fostering Your Child's Good Character Your child needs to develop good character traits in order to gain respect and trust from those around him. When he has gained trust and respect from other people, including you, he will gain a sense of pr...
  • Instilling Values
    What Does Dignity Mean?
    Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your live. Treating other people with dignity means treating them the way we’d like to...
    Constanze Niedermaier
  • Kids
    Instilling Values
    Establishing Your Values
    Establishing Your Values Generally, you are going to want your child to have the values you find important, the ones that have worked for you throughout your life. Have you ever taken a good look at what they are? Identifying the values you fi...
  • Kids
    Motivation and Goals
    Steps to Stardom: Helping Your Child Meet Her Goals
    Steps to Stardom: Helping Your Child Meet Her Goals Teaching your child personal goal setting can help him find his passion. Even if he doesn't, he will have begun exploring and defining possible areas of interest. At least, he will learn how t...
  • Kids
    Materialism
    Tweens and High-Tech Entertainment
    Tweens and High-Tech Entertainment Zack was an outdoorsy, athletic boy who enjoyed everything from bicycling and skateboarding to hockey and gymnastics. He was the only kid on the block whose parents didn't own a television set or a computer, a...
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    Manners
    How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners
    What's the path to good manners for your children? Get age-appropriate tips for raising polite children, from toddlers to teens, who behave well at the dinner table and beyond. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Manners
    General Manners for Kids & Parents
    Double dipping. "Please" and "Thank You." How are the kids doing when it comes to the social graces? The answers to these five questions may tell -- and we'll tally the score. ...
  • Kids
    Good Sportsmanship
    Are You a Fan or a Fanatic?
    When your child takes to the field, do you become a fan or a fanatic? Are you instilling the love of the game or the need to win? Check out this assessment to see how you score, and get activities and ideas to encourage good sportsmanship. ...
  • Kids
    Empathy
    Empathy: Learning to Relate -- Human Style
    Empathy: Learning to Relate -- Human Style Building Blocks Empathy is the ability to project one's own intellect and feelings into another person's life, situation, or experience in order to understand that person better. If one possesses empath...