Posts tagged "behavior"

Researchers show connection between kindness and popularity in tweens

Researchers show connection between kindness and popularity in tweens
Move over, mean girls. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside conducted a study that showed tweens who perform acts of kindness towards others are both happier, and also tend to be more popular. The study examined 400 students ages 9-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia and tracked acts of kindness directed at other classmates. The... Read more »

How to talk to kids and tweens about tragedies

The news of the absolutely tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, is horrific.  Many children and adults are dead, with recent reports bringing the death toll at the school to 26, including 18 children.  Upon first hearing the news, I wanted to hug my daughter, wanted to go to her elementary... Read more »

Reviewing Thanksgiving table manners with your kids

You may have worked for years to impart the importance of manners to your children, but why is that when they show up at your relatives’ homes they turn into impolite little monsters who act as if they have been raised in a barn and not under your roof? Tweens are also in the “old... Read more »
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"Teach Resilience" helps ensure kids will be ready to launch into the real world

"Teach Resilience" helps ensure kids will be ready to launch into the real world
I’ve wanted a parenting handbook for quite a while now.  Not a parenting book that espouses a dense philosophy that takes me hours to get through, but an actual handbook that concisely tells me what to do with my tween. If it gives me hope that I have not either ruined my child already and... Read more »

Three signs that my girl is becoming a full fledged tween

My daughter was just dipping her toes in the tween waters when I started this blog a few months ago. Like any transition, the slide into the tween years is not an automatic one. There are times she seems very much still a little girl, and other times when it feels like those days are... Read more »

Study: Not all video games are bad for tweens; some games encourage positive behavior

Study: Not all video games are bad for tweens; some games encourage positive behavior
Feeling some guilt about letting kids play video games? There may be no need to feel bad, because depending on which games your kids are playing (or addicted to), they could be learning some positive behaviors. Psychology researchers and professors from Iowa State University have studied the impact of video games on kids ages 9-14.... Read more »
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