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Kids Social Skills: Quick Guide for Parents

Teaching your child to talk is just part of the deal. Apart from making words into sentences, you should also explain to them what effect their communication and behavior can cast on others. In essence, that's what good social skills are all about. So What are Social Skills? Social skills stand for a group of abilities we use to communicate and interact with others, both verbally and non-verbally. Nonverbal communication includes our body language, gestures, and little personal mannerisms we use for...

The 7 Main Types of Learning Styles

Educators and researchers have spent thousands of hours trying to better understand how students learn. While there are some variances and out-and-out dissenters, many people agree that students generally possess one of seven types of learning styles: [edgtf_unordered_list style="circle" animate="no" font_weight=""] Spatial Auditory (Musical) Linguistic (Verbal) Kinesthetic Logical Social Solitary [/edgtf_unordered_list] For a moment, think about your own school experiences. Did you ever struggle through a class where nothing seemed to click? Maybe you had one or two amazing teachers that seemed to...

How to Use a Behavior Chart to Motivate Your Kids

Take a sweeping look over any elementary school classroom, and you’ll find a behavior chart of some sort. Why do those simple pieces of paper remain so popular? The answer is simple: behavior charts work! Based on the concept of extrinsic motivation, they can prompt the kids to change negative behaviors, develop good habits, and see their progress towards goals. Unfortunately, not all behavior charts will do miracles. Yours won’t be effective if they make your kids feel bad about themselves,...

What Parents Should Know About Executive Function Development

All of us have acted on impulse every once in a while. Perhaps we made a clothing purchase on a whim – something that we never ended up wearing. Maybe we made a quick hurtful comment to someone without thinking. But for the most part, we control our impulses pretty well. That’s because as adults we have a well-developed executive function, and impulse control is a part of that. As a parent, you will also need to help your child develop...