Parenting Resources

Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers to Take Initiative

Learning to take initiative as toddlers and preschoolers helps kids become self-sufficient as adults.

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Helping Infants Learn to Take Initiative

Infants have the ability to comfort themselves and entertain themselves – if given the opportunity to do so.

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Teaching Children to Take Initiative

Learning to take initiative as a child is critical to achieving success in adulthood.

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People Smart & Self Smart

Thinking by making connections and thinking with reflection

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Body Smart & Nature Smart

Thinking with movement & touch and thinking with patterns

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Picture Smart & Music Smart

Thinking with pictures and thinking with music.

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Word Smart & Logic Smart

Thinking with words and questions

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Your “Smart” Child

Rethinking the Concept of "Smart": The 8 different categories of intelligence

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Building Independence in Children

Expert advice and helpful information for building independence in infants, toddlers, elementary-age children and teens.

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Building Independence in Adolescents

Helping teens establish independence by practicing responsibility, accountability, work and self-help.

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