Nikhil Malani

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9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

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Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as much as they can afford to give. The study, by academics from the University of …

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The best children’s books of 2016

<b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a minimum of words and the sparest of pictures, wittily captures the intense difficulty of sharing. Two turtles find a hat; …

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A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

4 Tips for Raising Happy, Emotionally Healthy Children

<b>“Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each</b> …

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Why we need to give our kids the gift of accountability

With the holiday season upon us, we look for opportunities to be thankful for the people in our lives — not just our families, but those who make up our village. They are those who lend a hand in providing learning opportunities for our children and opportunities for ourselves to grow into better …

Parenting

How to Raise Charitable Kids

It's not just about giving money.<p>For most of us, the holiday season is about more than shiny presents — but festivities and family traditions can …

A sexist culture of low expectations is limiting our ideas of fatherhood

Blame it on my own daddy issues or the sound of the Daily Mail counting down my biological clock, but I have to admit I have a soft spot when it comes to dads. Be it a cringeworthy Facebook comment from a friend’s proud father or the mere sight of a man playing peekaboo with a giggling baby on a …

Parenting

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

When Should Children Sleep In Their Own Beds?

This question has a lot of diverse opinions based on your parenting style. For many families children go from their crib to their own bed and it's not a question. They might like to cuddle in the morning in your bed, but they sleep through the night in their own room.<p>Other parents who follow the …

How to Be a More Positive Parent

Whether you are the parent of a baby or a teenager, we can all agree that parenting is a challenge! It can be wonderful one day and then exhausting, …

Parenting

19 Genius Storage Ideas Everyone With A Tiny Room Will Appreciate

Who says you can’t be MacGyver *and* Martha Stewart?

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New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

Parenting is a heck of a lot more complicated than it used to be. For one, raising a child in a hyper-connected world raises a lot of questions about …

Pediatrics

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Playgroups are hell, chores are impossible, and children repeat everything they hear: what I learned as a stay-at-home father

All you seem to do is sit around with your friends, drink tea, and eat cake all day.<p>I'd said that sentence enough times to my wife that when I agreed to take three months out to be a stay-at-home Dad I was genuinely concerned I was going to put on weight.<p>As it turned out, I lost nearly a stone …

Parenting

7 Rules for Raising Sons Who Respect Women

My father taught me these simple rules that I wish some politicians had learned.<p>In the wake of Trump's odious bragging about sexual assault, a number of Trump supporters and Trump himself has insisted that it's just "locker-room talk."<p>For the record, I have never heard men in private say anything …

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

“Answer Me When I’m Talking to You!” What to Do When Your Child Ignores You

If your child deliberately ignores you, pretends not to hear your requests, and refuses to greet you or others, read on to see how you can deal with …

Parenting

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

All parents say the wrong things sometimes, but experts say choose your words wisely.<p><b>By: Laurie Sue Brockway</b><p>Parents sometimes say things they regret. …

Parenting

10 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids Every Year

Learn about a fun and easy family tradition to help keep memories forever.<p>By Wendy Robinson<p>A confession: I have failed miserably at the whole baby …

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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How many times does it take, really?<p>How many times does it take to learn the same lesson?<p>Life is not a checklist. It is a practice. The thing with knowledge is that it can decay if left ignored--and that goes for anything. Just because you did it once does not mean it won't happen again. Or just …

19 incredibly clever DIY projects you'll want to try

Quick, easy and fun DIY and home improvement projects are fantastic for this time of year, as what can be better than spending a rainy afternoon …

5 SEO secrets you’ll be surprised you didn’t know​

When optimizing for featured snippets, try to focus on more complex questions, if possible. If your snippet provides a one or two-word answer to a very simple question, users will be less likely to click-through to your site, negating any benefit you might otherwise have had.<p><b>Including related</b> …

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