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Ignore the Research, Praise Your Child

“Hey, son son, you’re really smart. Have I ever told you that?” “Yes, Mommy. I know. I know I’m smart.” There is a belief going around claiming parental praise causes lowered self-worth in children. A Google search for “praising children” cautions any parent about thinking twice before saying these three words: you are smart. Top...
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Free Time, Revisited

There is no sound in my house today. No toys are being smashed together. No one is calling for yogurt, bananas, or gummy bear vitamins. No Dora the Explorer; no Max and Ruby. No laughter, no craziness, no joy. Just one, lonely mommy, with nothing but chores to accomplish, and oodles of time on her...
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