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How to praise your child: why simply saying 'well done' is not helpful

How do you react when you hear expressions like “well done”, “another A grade”, “aren’t you clever” and “great work”?<p>Maybe you use them yourself with …

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie …

Stanford University

8 Behaviors of Parents That Keep Children From Being Successful

<b>Parents work hard to raise children that will be successful, but it is important to be aware of any parenting behaviors that may hold children back</b> …

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

Upgrade Your Bedding for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is good. It improves memory, helps with problem solving, stabilizes emotions, prevents death. And you need more of it: the National Institute …

Parenting Fatigue: How to Overcome Discouragement

Mid-term reports are out for my 13-year-old son. It is easy to see his progress as a student--the homework he has completed or not, the tests he aced and those he failed. It even shows his effort. While not always an accurate assessment of his abilities and actions, it is a benchmark. He does not …

8 Simple Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

Boost your vocabulary and your team's success<p>There's no doubt about it, the biggest tool you have at your disposal as a leader is free, unlimited, and right at the tip of your tongue:<p>It's your choice of words.<p>Think about it: when the spotlight is shining on you as a leader, everything from laying …

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

Plants

Parenting Power: Are your kids' wants masquerading as needs?

The lines seem to be blurring.<p>What is the difference between a need and a want?<p>It doesn’t sound so complicated when you ask it like that: Needs are …

5 Leadership Authors You Must Follow in 2016

Leaders are everywhere, and everyone can possess leadership qualities when they learn to take the lead instead of always following along.<p>A good leader is someone who creates solutions and supports the staff under them. A good leader is someone that listens. While some people are born with …

5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute.<p>Sounds good — so how do you achieve greater mindfulness? Meditation is certainly one powerful way to do it, and it …

5 Ways to Raise a Grateful Child

Science shows gratitude makes children stronger and happier. Here's how to get them to say thanks.<p>Cultivating gratitude, you may have heard, is great for your mental health. But according to research, it might be even more important for your kids' outlook. Studies show that children taught to count …

Podcast: How to Teach Your Kids About Money | The Art of Manliness

How should you respond when your five-year-old asks you if your family is rich or poor?<p>Should you pay your kids an allowance?<p>How do you teach your …

Kids

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have

These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.<p>There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the …

Parenting Tools: How to communicate with your children

A parenting toolbox is something that we can draw upon to help us in our mission to raise our children successfully. In my case I am particularly …

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I've Learned (So Far)

<b>"[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It's huge and scary--it's an act of infinite optimism." ~ Gilda Radner, American comedienne and actress</b><p>"Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold …

Parenting

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

How Not To Become Your Absentee Father | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Harrelson.</i><p>In 1969, then governor of California, Ronald Reagan, signed into law the country’s first …

How To Pronounce Luxury Brand Names

How To Wear Denim Shirts With Any Men's Outfit

Listen up. There should be ample space in every guy’s wardrobe for a denim shirt.<p>They’re versatile enough for everything from the office to the …

Parenting With Patience

Your child wants to be seen and heard. When you demonstrates patience, you are also giving your child the message that he is valued and validated. And when you lose patience, you can create stress and frustration for your child.<p>Your child wants to be seen and heard. When you demonstrates patience, …

Consciousness

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want the best for your kid? Of course you do!<p>Boosting your kid’s learning ability and social skills in less than 20 minutes a day? That’s …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common parenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

Parenting

4 things to do every morning to set yourself up for a successful day

I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew, it was <i>noon</i>. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn't I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn't tackle a thing on my to-do list.<p>After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research …

Mark Twain

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

It's not about what you want to "be"—it's about what you want to "do."<p>What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it …

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