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66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

Happiness

You Can’t Bully-Proof Your Kid — But These Things Help

We can’t keep our kids in bubbles. We want to protect them from everything bad and wrong with this world, but we can’t, and it sucks. Because when …

Parenting

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

Why You Should Let Your Kid Be Annoyingly Repetitive

Before my daughter learned to speak, she learned to sign, and the first sign she mastered was “more.” More meant more—as in, “<i>Give me more milk</i> …

Kids

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

<i>This piece combines two interviews from 2015 and 2016</i>.<p>You sneak them into backpacks and let them commingle with the video games (hoping some of the latter's appeal will rub off). You lay them around the kids' beds like stepping stones through the Slough of Despond and, for good measure, Vitamix …

Kids

Wise Parenting Dos and Don'ts From 1886 | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following excerpt comes from</i> Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms <i>by Thomas Edie Hill, which was published in 1886.</i><p>What …

Parenting

I wanted to make sure my oldest felt seen when the new baby arrived—so I did these 5 things

Becoming a mother for the very first time fueled me with so much enthusiasm about every single thing my child did. I was infatuated with my …

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

4 things every child needs before breakfast

“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

How to Build Strong Self-Esteem in Your Child

A healthy sense of self-esteem is one of the most important foundations that can be developed in a child. It is one of the keys to a child's health …

Self-help

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

How can you inspire a lasting love of reading in your child?

Raise a Child Who Loves to Read<p>Forget Baby Einstein. Research shows that reading to children and discussing the book as you read is the single best …

18 Genius Ways to Make Kids Love Reading

These tricks should get your kids reading on their own in no time!<p>In addition to picturing my children being impeccably mannered, perfectly behaved angels, I also envisioned them devouring books the way I did as a child. My son would tear through the Hardy Boys and Harry Potter while my daughters …

Parents sinking some kids with their puffed-up praise, study finds

Moms and dads who bathe kids in exaggerated flattery to boost low self-esteem are stifling the very children they hope to elevate, a new study shows.<p>In experiments involving groups of about 1,000 adults and 500 children, scientists found that kids who self-identified as lacking confidence shied …

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

High Blood Pressure

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

What To Say To Little Kids Instead Of 'Say Sorry'

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

Eight powerful ways to mold children into leaders

We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to …

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question

Asking your kids how you are doing as a parent makes them see that you want more than the facts.<p>"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their …

Parents of Strong, Self-Assured Kids Do This One Thing

Every parent wants to raise children that are strong, self-sufficient, and able to find success when they're out in the real world on their own. Yet …

The 5 worst car seat mistakes parents are making

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>After the other driver ran a red light and plowed into her minivan, Christine Miller of Santa Clarita, Calif., looked in the back seat for her son Kyle, but he had been thrown from the vehicle and was gone forever.<p>"If the scars on my heart were visible, people would gasp …

Seatbelt

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

• <b>Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use.</b>• <b><br>A new</b> …