You Know Your Child is Smart, But Why Can’t Their Grades Show That?

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

Even if your child doesn’t make straight A’s in school, you know your child is smart. This is a common scenario with many families. You see the brilliant mind of your child, but the grades that are brought home don’t reflect the intellect that you know is present. Fortunately, there are a few ideas to keep in mind that might offer a reason as to why you don’t see an exceptional report card.
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How to Support a Child with an Eating Disorder

Guest post contributed by Dixie Somers

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating are the most common types of eating disorders. If your child has an obsession with food, overeats, eats very little, vomits after eating and/or eats in secret, he or she may have an eating disorder. There are several things you can do to help your child.

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5 Ways to Participate in Your Child’s Preschool Experience

Guest post contributed by Dixie Somers

If you have a few extra hours per day or even per week, you might want to consider getting involved in your preschooler’s educational experience. There are many different ways to directly and/or indirectly participate in your child’s preschool experience. Research shows that students who have involved parents tend to do better on homework and tests, regularly attend all of their classes, pass their classes, have better social skills, and eventually graduate and continue on with college and/or a career. Even though preschool is meant as a preparation for later schooling, the trick to participation is to begin as early in your child’s education as possible. Being engaged in your child’s preschool experience can help them better adapt to the classroom setting and develop stronger social bonds with others. Below are five ways in which you can get involved.
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Raising a Responsible Child: The Benefits of Growing Up With Pets

Guest post contributed by Tracey Clayton

A relationship between a child and their pet is exceptional and provides immense love and comfort. Pets influence all aspects of a child’s life and help parents raise strong, confident, and compassionate children. Pets can help children deal with stressful situations, develop empathy, and easily establish new contacts. Here are some benefits of becoming a pet-owning family.

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