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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | Being a great parent | Scoop.it
A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.
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As a parent of two girls, I can understand why it's so hard to let your child fail. But as a parent who wants the best for her daughters, I also know it's necessary. Failure, humilation and suffering make us who we are as much as happiness and success. We have to learn everything, including how to handle set-backs. Without that, our children will have no grit. And ultimately, tenacity is probably the number one character trait that will contribute to their success.

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2013 Caldecott and Newberry Winners and Honor Books Announced

2013 Caldecott and Newberry Winners and Honor Books Announced | Being a great parent | Scoop.it
2013 Caldecott and Newberry Winners and Honor Books Announced (2013 Caldecott and Newberry Winners and Honor Books Announced:
In our house, we love the Knuffle Bun...
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Yeah!! These are great books about 90% of the time. My 3-year-old is now enjoying reading longer books where she can just listen. Since I love reading out loud, this is pretty exciting : )

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Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work | Being a great parent | Scoop.it
Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions (RT @parenting: Quirky discipline rules that work: http://t.co/DbtDQiWp)
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I love this article. Plus, there is a video from Love and Logic embedded on the first page. Anyone whose got a child should consider looking into Love and Logic. I use it in my classroom; I use it with my own children. It makes a WORLD of difference.

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High tech parenting ideas for working moms - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

High tech parenting ideas for working moms - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Being a great parent | Scoop.it
Working moms have a lot on their plates.  Fortunately, there are some high tech ideas that can help you succeed at both of your dueling prior..., Suzanne Rose (High tech parenting ideas for working moms http://t.co/YNybfQK1)...
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Some good ideas. Also for moms and dads - there are so many fun tools on the Internet to engage your kids besides games. I'm a technology and curriculum specialist for a middle school. Some of the tools are perfectly wonderful for any age. You're preschooler would probably LOVE Story Bird (storybird.com). They choose the pictures first and then write the story based on the photos. Very creative. My Cadence is loving it. She drags in the pictures then tells me what to type. And she loves typing and is learning her letters so it becomes a learning tool on different levels. The last time, she wanted to know how to spell "butt". She cracks me up.

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NYT: Why aren't dads helping more at home? Blame moms - Salon

NYT: Why aren't dads helping more at home? Blame moms - Salon | Being a great parent | Scoop.it
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NYT: Why aren't dads helping more at home?
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I recently read the book, For Better: the Science of a Good Marriage. She also claims that moms are somewhat to blame for their husbands not taking on more responsibilities with the cleaning and the children. (Women like to micro-manage - "Don't put the dishes like that. You need to put on the diaper like this...") So our men get frustrated and don't help. The author also says the reason women do this is because women know if their daughters end up on the stripper pole or if their sons become car thieves, its the mom who gets blamed. How to end that weird and viscious cycle? No idea. 

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