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What if My Child Really Doesn’t Fit In? Seven Tips to Help Your Child When He Feels Different From Everyone Else

Posted in Guest Mom on November 16th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Everyone’s had moments in their lives when they’ve felt as though no one else understood them – and it can be a very vulnerable and scary feeling.   If your child is having difficulty fitting in with their peer group, it can be very distressing for both the child and the parent.   It becomes even more painful if your child is picked on or bullied for being different.  With stories of bullying peppering the news, this is a very real issue that needs to be addressed.  On the Empowering Parents blog, James Lehman, MSW gives seven tips to help give your child the tools they need when faced with this situation (http://www.empoweringparents.com/When-Your-Child-Says-I-Dont-Fit-In.php).  Lehman elaborates on the following tips in his article:

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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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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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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: Don’t Tell Your Children, “You’re Smart!”

Posted in Jane Kise on August 30th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Volunteering at an education booth at Minnesota’s State Fair let me observe parent-child interactions as passers-by tried toothpick puzzles along our front counter as well as trivia questions on the boards behind us.

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