How to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

5 cool ways to increase self-esteem

Most parents have one vision in common: they want their children to be happy and confident. Confidence can help your child perform better in school, navigate social situations, and grow into successful, happy adults. The good news is that confidence can be cultivated from an early age. Unfortunately, it can sometimes feel challenging, especially if your child is shy or introverted. That said, finding ways to boost your child’s self-esteem is key for children who are faced with high-pressure situations, like standardized tests or the first day of school.
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So, how can you help your child have strong self-esteem, so they thrive in school and into adulthood? Here are five simple strategies:

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Is Your Child Smartphone Savvy?

How to help your child appreciate and respect smartphones

Smartphones are everywhere. They appear in classrooms, at home, and at the grocery store. We rely on them for everyday activities, like checking our bank account, looking up recipes, and connecting with old friends on Facebook.
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It’s no wonder our children are interested in having their very own smartphone, and giving them access to one is a great way to encourage learning. Many smartphone games are geared for children and are educational, and even simple apps (such as the calculator) can be used to promote critical thinking in day-to-day situations.

But how do you give your child access to this technology in a safe, secure way? You can’t police them all the time – they need to learn to appreciate and respect smartphones on their own. Continue reading “Is Your Child Smartphone Savvy?”

How do you choose the right preschool?

5 Tips: Find the best preschool for your child

How to choose the right preschool for your child

Enrolling your child in preschool can be a major transition. Trusting a stranger with their education and well-being, can be intimidating. Even worse, parents have so many options and face pressure to find the perfect fit.

It’s hard, but you don’t have to worry. With the right approach, you will find the best possible place for your child to learn and grow. There are some simple things you can do to cut down on the stress and make the process easier.

Tip #1: Start your preschool search early

You want time to evaluate all your options, and you don’t want to feel rushed into making a hasty decision. Continue reading “How do you choose the right preschool?”