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Teaching through Stories: Fairy Tales for Kids

Not so long ago fairy tales were frightening, disturbing stories filled with violence, death, and tortuous punishments. There was a reason for this—fairy tales were fables, designed to teach children that proper behavior and good works were rewarded, while evil acts, foolishness, and selfishness lead to horrible ends. Fairy tales for kids have changed with the times, fortunately. Today’s fairy tale heroes still triumph and the villains get their just desserts, but their punishments are

10 Things Every Parent Can Do to Build a Child’s Self-Esteem

As parents, we can never underestimate the role we play in protecting and building our child’s self-esteem. A good sense of self-esteem is crucial to helping our children grow up happy and secure, and to giving them the ability to overcome life’s many challenges. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way for many children, their self-esteem plummets. Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, says that by fifth grade, only 20% of children

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12 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special

When a child first starts to learn new things, they look to their parents for a reaction, so that they can learn how to respond to a given stimuli. That look of complete confusion is something every parent is familiar with, and knowing that even a smile is teaching the child a lifelong lesson is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. One of the biggest roles in a relationship between a parent

Inspire Kindness: How to Encourage Kindness in Children

On the playground, at home, in school or at the local youth center- no matter where your children are at, it is important for them to learn to be considerate little individuals. One of the best ways to teach your children good behavior is by being their role models! Children between the ages of 3 and 10 learn how to interact with others by following their parents’ example. To follow well, you have to lead