Parents' Corner

Teaching Kids to Save Money

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Teaching kids to save money is no easy task. You can start by helping your child to understand the value of money and to save it can help to position them for a more successful life. As a foundation, Investopedia.com shares, you can help them to understand money’s value by teaching kids the difference between wants and needs. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Skill Building, Child Benefits, Parenting Tips

Toddler Skills: Helping Kids Learn to Help Themselves

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From the time a baby is born, ChildMind.org shares, they’re on their journey towards independence. This is a necessary process and, as parents, we can recognize it as a positive one. That said, it can take plenty of patience as tasks that young children undertake to take more time and often become quite messy. It’s easy, then, to just want to keep doing things for your toddlers.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Parenting Tips

What You Can Do About Children with Behavior and Social Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Behavior and social issues can be tough to overcome for a child, but they don't have to be.

Whether your child throws tantrums, argues about rules, or blames siblings for their own undesirable behavior, this can be frustrating. Often, according to Healthline, these behaviors are a temporary phase that can be worked through with patience and understanding. It may help to reach out to your pediatrician for reassurance and support. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Parenting Tips

Tips for Ditching the Sippy Cup

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 08:30 AM

You may appreciate the convenience of a sippy cup, what parent doesn’t? You don’t want your toddler to have a bottle anymore, but you don’t want leaks and spills all over your home, either.. So, is it important to transition to an open cup? Yes—and here are two key reasons. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips

Bringing Winter Indoors for Your Preschooler

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 08:00 AM

Before we talk about indoor preschooler activities, here’s a quick overview of the benefits of playing outdoors during the winter. From building snow people to riding on sleds and making snow angels, outdoor activities in the chilliest months can, according to Fix.com:

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool, Family Time, Parenting Tips

Preschoolers and Swearing: Tips and Strategies

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

As your child’s social circle increases, so will his or her exposure to words and phrases that you find inappropriate. And, remember that your child is in an intense learning stage of life – so when he or she discovers that certain words get other people to react, this is fascinating! What power he or she wields!

So, what do you do?

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Topics: Learning, Preschool, Parenting Tips

5 Tips on Instituting Chore Lists for Children

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Chores are a time-honored way to teach children to be responsible, helpful and self-sufficient. Chore lists and sticker charts work with young children who take pride in earning checks, stars or stickers for completed chores.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Parenting Tips

Three Tips to Rearing Amazing Children

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Here at Horizon Education Centers, parents always ask us for parenting tips to ensure they're doing the best they can. We'd like to offer you a few of those tips today that will help you in raising your amazing kid.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Parenting Tips

Tech Tips for Parents of Toddlers

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

There has been a significant increase in the number of portable electronic devices in the average household. It only stands to reason that our children are becoming tech savvy at a very young age, either by watching parents create smart phone pictures and videos documenting their lives or being introduced to portable tablets offering brightly colored, interactive diversions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions against the overuse of television and media and recommends that it be avoided for infants and toddlers under two. Researchers and early learning educators are finding, however, that with positive guidance and age-appropriate applications, tech play can be both encouraging and educational.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Tech Tips, Parenting Tips

Two Children Under Two? Preserve Precious Sanity with these Tips

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Having two children under two poses unique challenges. While it’s not possible to keep everyone happy all the time, these tips can help you make the most out of shared childcare time.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Parenting Tips

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