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Building emotional intelligence in your child

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The advantages of developing age-appropriate emotional intelligence include problem-solving skills, openness to accepting help, empathy towards others (meaning that they are less likely to be bullies or to be bullied) and a confident, curious child. Impulse control translates into model behavior at school. Children who are emotionally literate have better relationships with their peers and […]

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Six words to change your child’s performance.

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If you are lucky to have your child in a well-balanced education situation, the strengths of and challenges of all the students are divided and respected equally. For example, the best soccer players aren’t always playing the newer ones, the children who play chess at home are not always lumped together to compete. Unfortunately, we […]

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Has Positive Reinforcement Gone Awry?

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Think about the words: delayed gratification. It’s a foreign concept in our Amazon-centric world that delivers groceries in an hour or busy parents too busy that have fast food, (not even restaurant carry-out), delivered to their doorstep. Completing piano lessons at the end of the school year now merits participation medals, regardless of how much […]

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