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Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

<i>How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role</i> …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

3 Steps To End Your Meetings The Right Way

What are the six steps to running the most effective meeting possible?<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Dick Axelrod founded the Axelrod Group, a consulting firm that pioneered the use of employee involvement to effect large-scale organizational change. His clients include Boeing, Harley Davidson, Novartis, and …

Time Management

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

The Easy Mistake Busy People Make That Could Actually Be Aging You

When we get slammed with overbooked schedules and impossible workloads, one of the first things we sacrifice is making time for friends. In the big …

6 Common “distorted ideas of reality” that feed your insecurity

Just being aware of them, and being able to name them, can help you battle them.<p>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques are used for phobias, …

Self-help

How to Fake a Smile When You're Miserable

It's all about celebrating the little things.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having …

Happiness

Why This Mum Refuses to Teach Her Girls to Dress "Modestly"

As the mother of six daughters, Jessica Martin Weber has ample experience raising young girls. Like many mums, she wants her daughters to learn to …

Parenting

Free and Cheap Events to Take Your Kids To

Free and Nearly-Free Kids' Events<p>Updated January 06, 2017<p>Looking for ways to entertain your kids on the cheap? Here's a round up of free and …

Kids

6 Things Parents Get Wrong About Money

“Go with your gut.” That’s what a wise journalist once told me when I was a young writer at <i>Money</i> magazine having trouble meeting a deadline. …

Personal Finance

What Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?

I have read the books, been on the (amazing) course, but most importantly I do parenting every day. I was so happy to have my two children and they …

Parenting

The Simple Mindfulness Tool Anyone Can Use

It recently dawned on me after a day of teaching mindfulness to elementary school students: many adults probably don't know the simple tools I'm sharing with these kids. In fact, being aware of the present moment probably comes more easily to children than it does for most adults.<p>Mindfulness is …

Mindfulness

To Be More Successful In Your Career -- Cultivate The Skill Of Mindfulness

Hearing the term “mindfulness” might conjure up a smiling guru sitting peacefully in a quiet, meditative posture. But mindfulness is no longer just for gurus. Mindfulness is a skill you can cultivate to help you be successful in your career.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>A wide range of companies, including …

Mindfulness

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Teaching

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.<p>"There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia," Rush University clinical …

Sleep

How to raise your children to love maths even if you don’t

It’s undeniable that maths skills are useful in adult life - whether you need to calculate a percentage increase or simply need to pass a numeracy …

19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading

It’s summer — a time to catch up on missed readings, turn back to old favorites, and discover new ones. A time to sit with an easy read on the beach, …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement …

Employee Engagement

These Super-Easy Tricks Can Help You Lose 10 Pounds Without Even Trying | Women's Health

MOVE THROUGHOUT THE DAY<p>People who run, cycle, and swim report better sleep quality than those who don't, according to a study by the national Sleep Foundation. But they see that effect only on exercising days. That's why the movement you do <i>outside</i> the gym is just as crucial. Walking is something …

Kids need good sleep as much as nutrition and exercise

<b>Everything hinges on sleep, so why is this a largely neglected area of parenting discussion, especially in older kids?</b><p>As a parent, you hear a lot …

Parenting

Changing This One Thing Can Majorly Improve Your Happiness

Do you ever feel like certain people go through their day with a totally different mindset than you do? You might notice it while observing fellow commuters, at work with your BFF, or on a date with your digital crush. As it turns out, people’s behaviors are closely tied to their “default setting” …

Happiness

This Rubber Band Parenting Hack Is A Total Game-Changer

The rubber bands serve as physical reminders not to lose your cool<p>As parents, we lose our patience with our kids sometimes. That’s a fact. We try …

Parenting

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

These Are The Two Words I Never Say To My Kids, And I Will Tell You Why

We’re entering a tough phase in our house.<p>It’s this place where some of my children (or more specifically, my oldest child) have become old enough to …

Parenting

19 Summer Educational Activities Kids Will Love

Shares 315<p>When it comes time for summer break there is no reason for kids to stop learning. Even if they are not in school there are many great …

A family therapist says too many parents make the same mistake and end up with spoiled kids

Having kids of your own complicates the situation somewhat. You hate to see them upset, but you also hate being glared at. You're frustrated, but you also know that you'll be even more frustrated in the future if you give your kid exactly what they want when they want it.<p>But if there's one …

Parenting

Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks | Inc.com

Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. The Society looked into many different aspects of social media's effect, especially on those between the ages of 14 and …

Social Media

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employee Engagement

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing | Inc.com

Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful motivational speakers and leadership coaches of all time, with top CEOs paying him $1 million or more per year for one-on-one coaching. …

Self-improvement