Nip Bullying in the Bud
It can be hard to admit that your child is bullying others. But when you recognize this type of behavior in your child, it’s important to take action right away. Role-playing, or practicing, is an excellent way to teach positive social skills.
How to Role-Play
Help Your Child Love to Learn
School can be arduous for children who don’t show an interest in learning. Some children are naturally more inquisitive and self-motivated than others. If your child doesn’t have the desire to do well in school, you have the privilege and responsibility as a parent to help him or her develop a genuine love for learning. A simple, three-step process can help.
Three Life Skills Sports Teach Kids
A mom wrote in to us recently for advice about her teenage son who’d developed a habit of quitting everything he began. This time, it was his high school football team. We encouraged her to keep her son on the team because involvement in sports does far more than just keep children busy; it teaches them three skills essential for success in life.
Top 5 Strategies for Winning On and Off the Field
Boys Town coach, teacher and nationally sought after motivational speaker Kevin Kush provides five top tips for helping students learn the process and steps necessary to be successful.
Law #2: Inner Control Is Based on Outer Control
Self-control is learned behavior, and all parents would like their children to have more of it. In order to learn self-control, however, children first have to learn to let others, such as parents, control them. Being able to follow instructions is a good example. First, children learn to follow their parents’ instructions; then, they learn to follow instructions they give themselves. The same holds true for following rules, which are more “formal” types of instructions.
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask
Kids don’t always ask for things or permission the way they’re supposed to. Then, they’re not always sure how to apologize for not asking. Using these tips when you teach these skills can help your child learn to ask before acting, and to say “Sorry” when he or she forgets!
Helping Kids Say ‘Yes” to the Sound of ‘No’
Kids don’t like to be told “No,” especially when they’ve got their heart set on doing something or getting something they want.
But accepting “No” for an answer is a basic skill every child must learn. The steps to the skill are:
- Look at the person who is telling you “No.”
- Say “Okay.”
- Stay calm.
- If you disagree or want to know why, ask later.
Here are some tips for making your teaching even more effective: