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Ten Strategies for Getting Children to Talk

Posted in Guest Mom, Kidtelligent, Mothers Perspective, Web Connections on August 23rd, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Family Enjoying meal,mealtime Together“Most families tend to rush through dinner, especially the kids.  They can’t wait to get back to their computers and cell phones and iPods.  But they’ll stick around if the conversation is interesting.  And the biggest determinant is YOU.  If you see yourself and your life as a crashing bore, your kids will see the same thing.  But if you see your life as an endless succession of miraculous and fascinating events, your kids will be transformed by it.”  — Shmuley Boteach

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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: 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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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: 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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Web Connections: Homework Woes: When Your Child Just Doesn’t Care

Posted in Web Connections on August 4th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

We found this post on the Website Great Schools. Their post is called “Homework Case Study #2: The Refuser”  and reflects the attitudes of many kids in school today regarding homework: they don’t see the sense in it and they flat-out refuse to do it and tend to find ways to validate this attitude.

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