Parenting advice: You’re the most amazing kid ever, and other mistakes

Parenting tips: how to praise

You are the parent. You wish to build up your child’s self-esteem. Therefore, you look at her latest arts and crafts project and tell her she’s the greatest thing ever to grace this Earth. Moreover, she is the most amazing child ever, the best at everything, the most beautiful, smart, kind and truly awesomest. Can that possibly be wrong?

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Kid’s first phone – encouraging resposible phone use

Kid's first phone - encouraging responsible phone use

You’ve decided it’s time for your child to have a cell phone. You’ve researched phones, chosen a plan, bought a fun case… but don’t forget about one of the most important details: responsible cell phone use. Here are a few tips to ensure your children know how to responsibly use their new phones… and hopefully, avoid some unpleasant scenarios!

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Parenting tips: Self-Image, Celebrity Comparison and the Tween Mind

Self image in tweens - parenting help

We all want our children to have high self-esteem. In fact, high self-esteem largely influences future mental and emotional health, sense of worth, and social satisfaction. During the tween years, your child searches for identity through the opinions of her peers. Simple praise can make her self-esteem skyrocket, while one criticism can sometimes be devastating. Some parenting tips from Jiminy.

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