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Financial Literacy For Children at Every Age

Having basic financial skills is crucial as it helps our children navigate through life as an adult. Not only will they be able to plan ahead for the future, they will also be aware of the importance of keeping their spending within limits and make wise spending decisions. While it will be years before our children get to experience first-hand the complexities of managing their … Continue reading Financial Literacy For Children at Every Age

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8 Amazing Reasons to Hug Your Child Every Day

Author and family therapist Virginia Satir once said, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth”. Indeed, the benefits of hugging are boundless as it does wonders to a child’s cognitive and emotional development. Research has shown that children thrive in environments where they are showered with love constantly … Continue reading 8 Amazing Reasons to Hug Your Child Every Day

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8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

When it comes to raising children, one of the most challenging areas involves learning how to talk to our children in a way that they will listen. Although it can be frustrating to repeat your words and instructions to your children numerous times, know that they are trying their best to take in the various stimuli from their surroundings – thus it won’t be surprising … Continue reading 8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

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5 Effective Ways to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the sense of power and dominance is a basic emotional need that we all seek to fulfill. The need to satisfy this craving for power begins as early as the age of two, as this is when children begin to see themselves as separate individuals from their parents. This phase of life leads children to discover that they are … Continue reading 5 Effective Ways to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

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5 Things You Can Do to Bring Out the Best in Your Introverted Child

As parents, we do our best to prepare our children to deal with the ups and downs in life as they work towards their dreams and goals. At the end of the day, we want them to grow up happy, well-adjusted and ready to take on the challenges that come their way. While there are various resources that provide tips and strategies to bring out … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do to Bring Out the Best in Your Introverted Child

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The Value of Play: Age-appropriate Play Activities for Children

Whether young or old, we all love to play and we all need to do it regularly. Sadly, as we grow older, some of us have become too consumed with day-to-day errands and activities and do not get to play as much. Some of us might have even forgotten how to play. Having a child certainly forces many parents to start thinking about playing again. … Continue reading The Value of Play: Age-appropriate Play Activities for Children

Chores and Children: Inspiring Your Child to Help with Chores

Have you found yourself experiencing fatigue and desperately needing help around the house? While most of us believe in the virtue of having children help around the home, the real challenge is getting them excited and committed to playing a role in the upkeep of the home. Furthermore, children who help with household chores have greater opportunities to learn to be accountable, independent and less … Continue reading Chores and Children: Inspiring Your Child to Help with Chores

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5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span

Some children may face difficulty in focusing while doing their homework or during quiet time activities such as writing and colouring. This can be frustrating for parents as children with short attention span tend to get bored and impatient very easily, which causes them to lack motivation and self-initiative in learning activities. According to child developmental experts, the average duration of a child’s attention span … Continue reading 5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span

Lying in Children: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Children are bound to tell lies at some point in their lives. While this may seem worrying for parents at first, you can rest assured that it is all part of the learning process that they go through during the growing up years. On top of that, it also doubles up as a teaching opportunity to help your children differentiate between the real world and … Continue reading Lying in Children: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Dads Matter! How Fathers Can Help their Children Succeed

Every parent desires to see their children grow up to be confident, resilient and successful adults – and this comes from giving appropriate affirmation to build up their self-worth and esteem. Every child needs to feel and believe that they are loved. And as parents, we need to give that message of affirmation regularly, through the stages of development in our child’s life. While both … Continue reading Dads Matter! How Fathers Can Help their Children Succeed