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Play With Your Food!

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on August 16th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

chefWe were sticklers for table manners at our house. Our children (now adults) still tease me about our rule that you had to ask permission before stirring your ice cream and chocolate sauce into a malt in your bowl. However, summertime is a different story. We all  play with food in a sense, with more finger food and fruit decorations and pie-eating contests. Here’s a few things we sanctioned.

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The Ups and Downs of Competition

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on August 9th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

coach-boxing Summer often means soccer tournaments, baseball playoffs, and dance competitions. How does your child fare? Some thrive on competing to win while others melt. Saying, “Just relax and go for it” isn’t always helpful.

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Tuesdays with Jane: What if you’re an organized parent with a disorganized child?

Posted in Jane Kise on January 31st, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

There are children who naturally make to-do lists, who choose their own reasonable bedtime and stick to it, who get upset when they can’t do their homework right when they get home from school, and who keep their rooms clean—even inside their closets and drawers. If you were one of these children, parenting offspring who show no signs of your natural gifts of organization is as frustrating as roller-skating in a buffalo herd (the title of a really old song…).

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Tuesdays with Jane: What’s Your Procrastination Pitfall?

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on January 17th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

In developing family routines, all personality types can fall into the Procrastination Trap—we just do it in different ways! While there’s comfort in knowing that you aren’t the only one who would rather hit the snooze alarm again than bolt from bed to get the family routine underway, the variety of ways to procrastinate means that what works for one family just may not work for another!

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Tuesdays with Jane: Is Your Child Slow to Answer?

Posted in Jane Kise on December 13th, 2011 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Parents who are great conversationalists, who think on their feet, and who like to keep things moving quickly can grow frustrated by children who, well, just don’t seem to hear what you say the first time you say it. And here are the two big mistakes we can make with “slow” kids:

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