Jorge Alvarez

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To Raise Exceptional Children Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults but values endure through all changes.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

16 Aluminum Foil Life Hacks You Didn’t Know About

We use aluminum foil for oven baking, and that’s why we always have it around. Surprisingly, aluminum foil can be used not only for …

Cleaning

What can I do to make my cough go away?

Coughs play a role in clearing irritants and infections from the body, but persistent coughing can be annoying. The best treatment for a cough will …

Immune System

4 Traits that Help Kids Cope with Bullying

When it comes to coping with bullying, there is no denying that some kids not only handle it better, but also recover faster. But what is it that …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

These 7 Parenting Apps Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Technology can be an invaluable resource for organizing, documenting, and improving your life. Nowhere are these goals more important than when it …

Want to Raise Successful Children? Stop Telling Them These 3 Things (That Most Parents Say)

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

Self-improvement

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Kids

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

What kids eat, and when, can make all the difference in the quality of their sleep.<p>There are a lot of variables when it comes to getting kids to …

Nutrition

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

Common Time-Out Mistakes Parents Make

When used appropriately, time-out can be a great way to manage behavior problems. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what time-out …

7 Things You Should Do When Your Child Ignores You

It’s infuriating when a child doesn’t listen to directions. And if you’re pressed for time—and he won’t budge—it can be especially …

Time I

9 Things Parents Should Never Say When Disciplining a Child

The words you say to your child will have a lasting impact on how your child feels about you, as well as how he feels about himself. When your child …

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Self-help

A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the internet, texting, etc., and less time on …

Parenting

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

personaldevelopment

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

10 Tips for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Mentally strong kids are prepared for the challenges of the world. They’re able to tackle problems, bounce back from failure, and cope with hardships.<p>…

Self-help

4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids

Your parenting style can affect everything from how much your child weighs to how she feels about herself. It's important to ensure your parenting …

Parenting

Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

The Three Reasons Why Your Toddler Doesn't Eat (And Why It's Not Your Fault)

Weekend Images Inc. via Getty Images<p>The most powerful thing I learned about childhood eating as a parent, was that picky eating is normal. By normal, …

14 money lessons rich parents teach their kids

Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has spent a lot of time studying the ultra wealthy. He's interviewed more than 1,200 millionaires and …

What NOT to do while sick with the flu — and some remedies that can help

It started with the achy muscles and quickly escalated to runny nose, fever, cough, and chills. You have the flu.<p>At first, you might think to treat it like a bad cold — but the flu is different. Doctors explain what NOT to do when you're sick with the flu.<p>1. Skip the cough medicine.<p>The flu can …

Public Health

These Are the Best Foods for a Baby's Brain

So much is going on in the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s no surprise that what a baby eats can have an effect on how important structures …

Nutrition

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

The 11 Long-Term Benefits of Discipline for Kids

Discipline is a foundation for understanding consequences, making behavioral decisions, and establishing lasting personality traits.<p>Despite its …

Self Control

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay …

High Blood Pressure