One of the essential messages we share at How to Tell Stories to Children is that storytelling is better understood through the lens of relationship than narrative. Anyone who has told stories to their children (including grandparents, teachers, caregivers, etc.) will recognize that at the end of a good story, you don’t just walk away with a good story – the two of you feel closer. Why?More

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Getting the kids to enjoy school is a tough task for any parent, but there are some steps you can take to try and inspire them. Rachel Hall, Managing Director of educational resource provider Busy Things, knows a thing or two about getting kids excited to learn, so we’ve asked her to share with us her secrets.More

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To help children thrive emotionally and socially, aim to praise them for their good behavior five times a day, a new study suggests. The research, presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference, found that parents who did exactly that saw a boost in their kids’ wellbeing and a drop in hyperactivity and inattention.More

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“I can’t control my child!”
I hear this often from parents who are frustrated with their child’s behaviors and the difficulty of making their child accede to their demands. But is parenting really a phase in your and your child’s life that’s about control—a power struggle?More

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