How to encourage Good Study Habits in a Child

As with any habit (good or bad), the sooner good study habits are developed, the better they will stick. It’s never too early to introduce your child to positive study habits, which will reward his or her efforts throughout school and life. 1. Be a good role model. If you … Read more

Ways to Raise a Smart Kid

How can you raise a smart kid? Buy the kid books. You don’t, however, have to read them.
That’s the conclusion I drew after reading the results of a new study in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers argued that there is a strong correlation between the number of books a family owns and a child’s academic track record.
The researchers went to a lot of effort to document this finding. Over a 20-year period, the study looked at more than 70,000 people in 27 countries.

Enhance your child’s interest in eating

To enhance your child’s interest in eating, consider these nine strategies:

1. Involve children in meal preparation: The sooner kids take an active role in helping to make meals, the more they begin to accept new foods and the less picky they are. Kids as young as two to three can be involved by scrubbing potatoes, tearing lettuce for a salad, arranging vegetables on a platter, shaping cookies or stirring the pancake batter.