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What’s Your Discipline Plan?

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on August 28th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Most parents of more than one child know that the best discipline tools for one child can be a disaster with another. Fair isn’t necessarily equal or the same! Perhaps one of your children is a pleaser—and any indication of disappointment on your part brings apology and a promise to do better. Perhaps another is a natural leader—and would like to start running your house right now, sure of several improvement ideas! A stern look might bring tears to the first and eye-rolling—or worse—in the other.

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A Serene Space for Children

Posted in Guest Mom, Kidtelligent, Mothers Perspective, Web Connections on August 21st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

During our hectic, overscheduled days filled with play dates, sports practices, birthday parties, homework, and endless errands, not to mention the constant bombardment of electronic stimulation by cell phones, iPads, and hand-held games, having a time and space for quiet contemplation may feel like a foreign, but definitely welcomed, concept.  Katherine Lockett from Creative Playhouse wrote a guest post on Not Just Cute called “Creating a Quiet Space for Children” with wonderful suggestions about how to create a serene space for your child.

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Avoiding Meltdowns

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on August 17th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Ah, the sound of young ones screaming in grocery stores, malls or other retail establishments…those of us who have at one point or other discovered that the toddler we have in tow is really too tired for public appearances do have a bit of sympathy for the poor parent or nanny, don’t we? Of course, some of us with selective memories fool ourselves into thinking, My children never behaved that way!

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The Trials of Truth vs. Tact

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on August 8th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

A friend of mine told me of her shock when her four-year-old daughter told a neighbor girl that she never wanted to play with her again. As she scolded, her daughter looked up in true puzzlement and said, “But Mommy, I don’t understand what I did wrong. I said it very nicely!”

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Reading Without Tears

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on August 1st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

It’s a fact: most young students slip a bit in reading ability over the summer, but only if they don’t read. So how do you encourage reading if your child would actually rather clean the house than pick up a book?

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