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teaching a child respect | elite family care

Teaching Children Respect

The best way to teach a child respect is to show respect. But what does it mean to show respect? Respect is an attitude. It is a response to others that may be verbal and non-verbal. Respect is the attitude of admiration or esteem – to hold in esteem or consider well-regarded – towards others, oneself and one’s possessions. A…

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Kids Setting Goals

Every year in January many parents set goals for themselves. It may be dreams: work related, health related and so much more. We write them all down and then start working on a plan to get there. What about the kids? Can you imagine how much children can learn and grow if they begin goal-setting at a young age? Why…

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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

Are you dealing with a strong-willed child? As a mom, I really didn’t deal with this too much until my children became teenagers. However, my son has been a single dad for the past seven years, and I am very involved in his three children’s lives. One of them in particular is extremely strong-willed and, in an effort to get…

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Children and Chores

 You’ve got one or more little ones and you’re trying to do chores and watch them at the same time.  You’re growing very weary checking on them every five minutes to make sure they’re not unrolling all the toilet paper or burning the house down. You’re also aware that it’s been two days since you’ve given the children any quality…

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Some Advantages of Reading to Your Child

If you want your children to be smart, helping them acquire a love for reading is a must.   If you read to them, this love for reading can be instilled in your children as early as in their first few months.  Many studies have shown that reading to your child has many priceless benefits.  For example, a study was made in a Rhode Island Hospital…

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Avoiding Conflict with your Child

  There are some smart ways to stop whining, hyper-activity, or tantrums before they even start, because once the anxiety reaches overload, it becomes that much harder to ease. First, note objects that are just too tempting to little hands, and remove them from the scene. Why leave things out that you know may lead to anger when you take…

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How to Help Your Kids Read

Reading is not only one of the most important things we can learn as humans, but it can also be one of the more enjoyable. But illiteracy is not a rarity in America; in fact, it’s probably more common than we’d like to think. Reading is one of the most important life skills any person can gain. Reading helps us…

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What to do when your Child is Clingy

Some young ones are rather independent from the start. Others are a bit insecure and clingy.  Resist both the temptation to lose patience with the clingy child as well as the temptation to cater to the clinginess.  Here are a few steps that may help.  Make sure your child isn’t clingy because of illness or extra emotional stress.  Don’t allow…

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How to Childproof Your Home

 Everyone thinks their home is pretty safe for kids until there’s a terrible accident and a child is injured. Here are some reminders. 1.   Toddlers love to climb so don’t place things around that they can climb on. Don’t put candy and sweets in open view where kids will be tempted to climb. Make sure bookcases and such are anchored…

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How to Get Children to Sleep

For many parents bedtime for children can be very stressful.  It can sometimes take a whole evening just to put a child to bed.  After endless requests for drinks of water and many trips to the bathroom, your patience is growing thin.  Many children just refuse to go to bed and they are being deprived of much needed sleep.  So…

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