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Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

It's no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. From the MyPlate food guide to the latest food fad, it can be awfully confusing. The good news is that you don't need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can help you encourage your kids to eat right .
As your child advances through school and assignments become more complex, effective study skills become central to academic success. By reviewing the concepts he’s learned in class, studying can help your child improve his grades and be more productive when it comes to completing assignments. Developing good study skills now will benefit your child throughout his academic career.
Drawing on the walls in crayon, hitting a younger sibling or pulling the dog's tail -- sometimes your child's misbehavior can make you scratch your head and question your parenting style.However, that occasional acting out in childhood is normal and not a cause for concern. You can make your life easier as your child negotiates the difficult task of growing up, however, by imposing routine, setting limits and responding appropriately when he or she acts out.
The “3 F's” of Effective Parenting to assist you in everyday situations.
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