Most parents don’t use the same parenting style to raise their children. Different strokes, after all. You may have developed your parenting style from a combination of sources: information you’ve read or heard, advice you’ve received from relatives and other parents, lessons you were taught while growing up, and your parental instinct.
Which of four basic kinds of parenting style are you using? Take our quiz to find out:
If expensive vacation trips are out of the cards, opting for a vacation that’s close to home — a “staycation” — might be a perfect fit for your family. Plenty of activities for you and your family to enjoy await within driving distance of your home.
Here are some family ”staycation” ideas:
Youths today often struggle with self-confidence and body-image issues. In a recent survey by the NYU Child Study Center 59% of girls in 5th to 12th grade responded that they were dissatisfied with their body shape. However, negative body image impacts young boys, too. The media, peers and pop culture are all influencing factors in a child’s personal development, but it’s still the parents who play the greatest role.
Here are some ways you can help your children to believe in themselves:
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Children aren’t money-savers by nature. If they receive some money as a gift or for completing their chores, they likely may want to spend it on the first thing they can think of if they have not yet learned how much fun it can be to save money.
Early on, it is important for parents to begin teaching kids to save money. One of the best ways to develop a child’s interest in saving money is to provide incentives while at the same time teaching the value of the action.
Here are a few helpful tips for providing incentives: