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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown: Impact of Parental Influence

While the time of kings and queens has passed for most countries, the phrase from William Shakespeare’s King Henry IV is still applicable today in just about every modern leadership situation: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” While no one may be wearing a crown anymore, the weight of responsibilities is substantial for …

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Lego Alternatives Your Child and Wallet Will Love

There is little doubt that Lego is a premium product that will satisfy the desire to build of most kids. However, for parents, there are other factors to consider. Lego’s tend to be expensive. You can quickly go over your planned budget buying enough sets to keep your kids busy for a reasonable period.  Further, …

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Why Parents Should Take Away Cell Phones at Night

More often than not parents and educators feel that children spend too much time on their cell phones and other mobile devices, leading to the idea of taking cell phones away at night. This notion is supported by the research, young people spend an overwhelming amount of time on their phones. Should parents take away …

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Formal Operational Stage: How Parents Support Cognitive Development

A young girl sits on a kitchen counter, attempting to write a science essay titled “What would the world be like if the scientific method wasn’t developed?” After scribbling a few ideas, Fiona gets visibly annoyed and scrunches up another page to throw towards the bin. Fiona is another teenager who’s been struggling with school …

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How Angry Parents Affect A Child: Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

Most parents know that getting angry with their child is not productive. It often does not lead to the outcome desired, and the cost to the relationship is so high that it’s not worth the price.  Some wonder what the effects are and if they are really as bad as people seem to think.  How …

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