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How To Actually Teach Your Kid The Value Of Money

The Huffington Post – Taylor Pittman

“In a world of credit cards, online banking, tax codes, investments and retirement plans, keeping up with money can be tough for adults, and even more so for kids. So, for the many parents who want to teach their kid economic ideas and prepare them for their financial futures, where the heck is the starting point? We asked financial experts to break down the best ways to actually teach kids the value of money. Here’s their advice:” (more)

New research helps to instill persistence in children

Medical X-Press – James Devitt

“Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study. Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study.” (more)

Five math skills your child needs to get ready for kindergarten

Medical X-Press – Susan Sonnenschein, Rebecca Dowling And Shari Renee Metzger

“Parents play a critical role in their children’s early math education. They not only can provide math-related toys and games, but serve as role models demonstrating how math is used in everyday activities. Children who see their parents doing everyday math engage more often in math activities. This, in turn, builds early math skills, which serve as the foundation for later learning.” (more)

More than half of parents of sleep-deprived teens blame electronics

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“It’s no secret that many teenagers stay up late to scroll through social media or catch up with friends on phones. And 56 percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe this use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye.” (more)

As This School Year Begins, Please Teach Your Children To Be Kind

The Huffington Post – Laura Smith

“A fresh backpack, lunchbox, shoes and school outfit are waiting tomorrow for my child’s first day of school. There is an excitement in the air as we bought school supplies and met her teacher last week. She picked out her name tag like the other kids and picked her seat. She flashed a big smile to her new teacher and chattered endlessly about school starting again and how she was excited to go back and to learn. We went and got a new haircut and she told the stylist how she was starting third grade.” (more)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Addiction

The Huffington Post – Caroline Bologna

“In 2016, a federal report found that nearly 21 million Americans over the age of 12 struggle with substance addictions. In recent months, stories of celebrity overdoses and the opioid epidemic have inundated the news. And in the United States, an estimated 8.7 million children under the age of 18 live with at least one parent with a substance use disorder.” (more)