Learn the stages of reading development and the steps parents can take to grow cognitive skills for reading.

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

December 3, 2021

How to develop cognitive skills for reading

All parents want to raise children who are happy, healthy, and psychologically resilient when facing challenges. There is a simple way to do this: It’s gratitude.

preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

November 15, 2021

How To Grow Your Child’s Gratitude

Authoritative parents raise the most well-adjusted kids. What does it take to become an authoritative parent?

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

October 14, 2021

Why does everybody talk about authoritative parenting?

Parenting is hard enough when everything is going well. But when your co-parent approaches parenting differently from you, it can create resentment and tension in your family life.

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

September 22, 2021

4 Steps to Get On The Same Page As Your Co-Parent

Emotional outbursts, behavioral problems, and inability to pay attention may be caused by a culprit: sleep deprivation. Learn how to tell if your child is getting enough sleep.

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween, Uncategorized

August 5, 2021

Is Your Child Sleep Deprived?

No child is born with a love of reading. It is something that we cultivate as parents. And the good news is that there are clear steps we can take as parents at home to encourage our children to grow their love of reading. 

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

July 27, 2021

How To Develop a Love of Reading

Boredom builds cognitive and social skills in your child. Learn about the benefits of boredom and how to respond when your child says they are bored.

preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

June 28, 2021

Why Boredom Is Good For Your Child

Use these 4 strategies to stop fights when screen time is over.

preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

May 18, 2021

Stop Fighting About Media

Emotional intelligence helps your child be psychologically healthy. Follow these 4 tips to grow your child’s emotional IQ.

infant, preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

March 27, 2021

How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Optimism prevents depression. Learn 3 simple parenting strategies you can use to raise an optimistic child.

preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

March 20, 2021

Develop Your Child’s Optimism to Prevent Depression

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