Category Archive for 'Parent Tips'

If you really want to do something… 

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Originally posted 2016-07-16 08:18:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Save most of your words for happy times

Monday, April 15th, 2019
What’s the best way to make an otherwise effective technique backfire? It’s simple: Talk too much.

There exists a basic rule about doing discipline with kids of all ages:

The more words we use when our kids are acting up, 
the LESS effective we become.

Save most of your words for happy times.

What do you do during unhappy times? Show empathy, give choices, and let consequences do the heavy lifting. Here are more ideas.

Read the rest here.

Originally posted 2016-03-30 17:13:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to get a million more dollars

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The Free Money Finance website recently reported on a Fox Business article about the value of education. Here’s the average lifetime earnings of a typical worker working 40 years:

  • Non-high school graduates: $936k
  • High school graduates: $1.1 million
  • Some college: $1.6 million
  • Associate’s degree: $1.8 million
  • Bachelor’s degree: $2.4 million
  • Master’s degree: $3.5 million
  • Doctoral degree: $3.5 million
  • Professional degree: $4.2 million

What the article noticed was that workers graduating from college earn over a million more dollars in their life compared to a high school graduate. It’s the difference between $20,000 a year and $60,000. More than anything, this shows that college pays off. Even though college is a long ways away for 4th and 5th graders, wise students will start to get ready now by making their brains as smart as they can. That means using class time wisely, learning what they need to learn, finishing tasks, fixing problems, and working at home each night a little to get smarter.

A good income is within reach for anyone that works for it. And students can start working for it by getting as smart as they can. Because the best way to go to college is with scholarships earned by great academic performance!

Read the whole article here.

Originally posted 2016-10-27 16:12:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

There is no such thing

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Originally posted 2017-08-14 15:30:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What to say to your student when things get tough

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Has someone ever said to you, “Just try it, it’s easy!” and then you found out the task they coaxed you into trying was painfully difficult? Did this leave you feeling exceptionally capable or downright stupid…and embarrassed?

When this happens to the average adult, it doesn’t take long for them to conclude two things:

  • This person who’s trying to help me is nuts…and definitely not to be trusted!
  • Why should I try if I can’t even handle the easy stuff?

Quite frequently I overhear well-meaning parents and educators using the “Just try it, it’s easy!” approach in an attempt to urge a reluctant child into trying something they’re afraid of. When the child finds the task easy, all is right with the world. When they don’t, they’re confronted with the pain of seeing that they might be so slow that they can’t even do something really, really “easy”!

Keep reading to find out how to help motivate your student to keep working through difficult tasks.

Originally posted 2011-09-22 16:57:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter