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And the Winner is……

Posted in Contests on September 30th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Congratulations to our September Facebook sweepstakes winner: Tammy Gilpin!

You are the proud new owner of the HP Digital Photo Frame!

Thanks to all who participated and stay tuned to our next Facebook sweepstakes to be launched Monday, Oct. 3 or Tuesday, Oct 4th.

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Web Connections: Helping Kids Understand Cliques

Posted in Web Connections on September 22nd, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

The topic of this weekʼs Web Connections post is cliques. Within the Kidtelligent program , under the category “Tips for Being Best”, we discuss cliques in more detail. Now that the new school year is under way, we felt this information is timely and important for parents to discuss with their children. Please comment below on your experience with cliques. If after reading this post you found value in it, please share on your social networks.

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Tuesdays with Jane: To Sleep, Perchance to Parent

Posted in Jane Kise on September 20th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Mention napping to parents of young children and they assume you’re only talking about the short people in the household. If you’re like most parents, your to-do lists are so daunting that the suggestion of napping sends you into fits of hysterical laughter. However, research shows that just one hour of lost sleep results in a 25% drop in productivity. That means that if instead of working straight through a day, you took a catnap to catch up on sleep you were shorted the night before, you could get eight hours of work done in just six hours.

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Parenting, as the weather changes…

Posted in Friday Humor on September 16th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Web Connections: 3 Ways Parents Can Be More Involved In Their Childʼs Education

Posted in Web Connections on September 14th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Many of us have already heard the bleak statistics about how American schools are lagging far behind other industrialized nations in education scores. HuffPost Education recently posted an online article that stated, “The Department of Education estimates the percentage of schools not meeting yearly targets for their students’ proficiency in math and reading could jump from 37 to 82 percent as states raise standards in attempts to satisfy the lawʼs (No Child Left Behind) mandates.”

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Tuesdays with Jane: Can You Handle Chores?

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on September 13th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

The verdict is in. The best predictor of success in young adults is whether they were responsible for household chores as children—more important, in fact, than IQ or motivation, according to Marty Rossmann, associate professor of family education at the University of Minnesota. However, this research—and the information on Kidtelligent, adds a few key points of wisdom to consider before you put your children in charge of the trash or dishes or the garden.

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September Kidtelligent Back to School Sweepstakes!

Posted in Contests on September 10th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Enter our September Facebook sweepstakes where we will be giving away an HP 10.1″ Digital Photo Frame and memory card!  Enter Here!

Just make sure you “Like” or already “Like” our Kidtelligent page, and enter for your chance to win the HP Digital Photo Frame!

The HP 10.1″ Digital Photo Frame features:
*10.1″ screen with 800 × 480 resolution
*16:10 aspect ratio
*plug and play capability with 5-in-1 card reader
*remote control
*clock and calendar display
*programmable on/off
*dark espresso wood frame with double mat
*actual dimensions: 14-1/10″ (height) x 3″ (width)
*PLUS… a Kodak 8 GB memory card for added photo storage (a $25 value)!

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Web Connections: Kids and Stress, They Need Our Help Now More Than Ever

Posted in Kidtelligent, Web Connections on September 7th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

According to the American Psychology Association’s 2010 Stress in America Report …47% of tweens say they are sad when their parents are stressed.” (1) Stress is having a huge impact on American families, to the level that, “Psychologists caution that stress may become a public health crisis.” (1)

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Tuesdays with Jane: Are You Helping Your Child Remember?

Posted in Jane Kise on September 6th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

One of my dear friends who was just a few years ahead of me in diving into parenting, gave me two pieces of advice that were more valuable than anything I received from the so-called experts. If you’ve ever battled with your child at the store or wondered if your child is capable of listening, try her tips for yourself!

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Wishing you a safe Labor Day Weekend!

Posted in Friday Humor on September 2nd, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment