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Filling Your Child’s “Love Tank” Much Cheaper and More Rewarding Than the Gas Station

Posted in Guest Mom on December 27th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Yesterday my older son gave me a drawing he lovingly created just for me.  Unfortunately, since the moment he chose to hand it to me was when I had just noticed my youngest son’s determination to lick his fingers that he had just stuck in the un-flushed toilet, I set down the drawing and darted to my younger son.  Moments later I had saved my youngest from E. coli (for now), but found my oldest in his room crying.  He told me that he felt like I didn’t love him because I just set his picture down without looking at it.  As a mother, this just crushes your heart, but I admit that I was a little taken aback as well.  I am not one who associates gifts with “love,” so I didn’t immediately understand the amount of emphasis he had put on his gift to me, or, in the words of Joline in an article about love languages on the blog Blissfully Domestic,, I was not being very “love-lingual” with my oldest son.

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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: Helping Teachers Assume the Best About Your Child

Posted in Jane Kise on August 10th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

During the first few weeks of my daughter’s first–grade career, her teacher called me. “I think you should take your daughter to the doctor. She keeps complaining of stomach troubles and asking to go to the nurse’s office.” Chuckling inwardly, I said, “Thanks for your concern. Have you noticed, though, that she has a lot of energy? I think she’s looking for an excuse to get up and move. While of course you have to be fair to all the children, if you can think of errands for my daughter to run that would give her some long walks down those long hallways, I think she might stop asking to go to the nurse’s office.”

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Why Do Some Kids Fail and Others Succeed?

Posted in General, Kidtelligent on January 17th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

So, why do some kids fail and others succeed?

Well, there are lots of reasons we could talk about.  However, when we think about a person’s behavior, it is really important to think about a simple equation of B=PXE…In other words, Behavior is a function of a Person and their Environment.

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