Parenting Resources

Elementary-age Children Need Father Figures

Children whose fathers are involved and caring have better educational outcomes, with better verbal skills and intellectual functioning.

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The Importance of Fathers

When fathers are involved with their children, the children are more likely to excel academically and they have better physical and emotional health.

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Helping your Elementary Age Child Develop Emotion Regulation

Emotion regulation is a crucial skill for the development of relationships and friendships because allows a child to regulate and react appropriately to his or her own emotions.

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Teaching Respect to Elementary-Age Children

Ideas on teaching elementary-age children respect through responsibility and by modeling respectful behavior yourself

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Teaching Children Respect for Themselves and Others

Research shows, when parents teach their children what it means to be respectful and to have respect for oneself and others, both parent and child reap the benefits.

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Teaching Elementary Age Children to Take Initiative

The brains of children in this age group are still developing, so it’s a perfect time for them to learn behaviors that will contribute to a life time of success.

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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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