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Raising Responsible Kids By Allowing Them To Make Choices

Posted in Web Connections on October 27th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

According to Child-Psych Blog, A Little Control Goes a Long Way: Why and How to Use Forced Choice With Your Child,  “Parents set the stage with rules, expectations, and guidance while allowing their children healthy decision-making opportunities. And when their kids mess up, they are typically met with a supportive style rather than a punitive one so their kids can worry more about learning from mistakes than hiding them from their parents.”

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Web Connections: Unplugged: 5 Ways to Unplug Your Child and Reconnect

Posted in Web Connections on October 20th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Mark Merrill’s post, The 4 R’s of Technology, makes a great point, “We’ve increased tech and decreased touch.” hyperlink to:

Our society has become increasingly dependent on technology. Technology use is expected, encouraged and taught in our schools, but the amount of time our kids are using technology at home has increased considerably.

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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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