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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores From A Moms Perspective

Posted in Guest Mom, Mothers Perspective on November 17th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Last week my husband asked me when our children could start doing their own laundry.  I laughed out loud, but quickly stopped as I realized he was serious.  We have three children – under the age of four!  While I think it is adorable to watch my 16 month old twins try to help me dust and fold laundry by throwing it on the floor, I do sometimes wonder when is the right time to have my children help with chores?  I would love nothing more than for my three little angels to start washing, drying, and folding their own laundry as this is my least favorite chore.  As a parent, I know that I can’t be the only one with this question, or better yet, how do we get them to do chores when they are of the appropriate age?

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The Tricks of Treating

Posted in Jane Kise on October 18th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Long gone are the Halloweens of my childhood, where we roved blocks from home and collected pillow cases full of candy. Afterward, we’d spread out our hauls in the living room and negotiated trades with siblings, some of whom actually liked Licorice Snaps or peanut butter kisses! Then, we stashed that candy in a pest-proof container on our bookshelf, where it became our source of after-school snacks.

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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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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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Web Connections: Parents Can Make a Difference in Their Child’s Education

Posted in Web Connections on August 29th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

School is in session, or almost in session, for school districts nationwide. There is often an air of excitement and anxiety as a new chapter is about to unfold for your child. Rick Ackerlyʼs recent post Vulnerability on the First Day of School: Weakness, Worry, Worthiness, and Seven Ways to Ensure Success offers some great insight into how parents can help their child deal with the inherent vulnerabilities that an education exposes.

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Tuesdays with Jane: What Were You Thinking?

Posted in Jane Kise on August 23rd, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – 1 Comment

By definition, children aren’t mature. I think we often forget that as parents. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just reach inside their heads and move levers that would get them to do the smart thing? But no, they do incredibly stupid things such as leaving a half–eaten lunch in the bottom of their backpacks for a couple months, even though you’ve asked, “Could something possibly be rotting in your backpack?” And, when you ask, “Why didn’t you take care of that when I first noticed it?” they say, “I dunno…”

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Barnaby’s Video Spotlight: Helping Your Child Be Their Best

Posted in Barnaby's Video Spotlight on August 6th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Listen in as Gerry Barnaby interviews Emily and her daughter Kylie. Emily is frustrated as she struggles to help her daughter who lacks focus in school.