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The Importance of Creativity: A Peek into Your Child's Imagination

Jacque Grillo - Learning » Art

A young child's imagination is a fascinating thing to witness and an amazing process in which to participate, for those lucky adults so fortunate to be invited! Preschool-aged children have a rich imaginary experience and from their imagination springs ...
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Ten Tips for Helping Your Children Remember Their Manners

Betsy Brown Braun - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

"Mabel, Mabel, if you're able, keep your elbows off the table." That was the chant in my house when we were growing up, the reminder that it wasn't okay to put your elbows on the table. Nor was it okay to use your sleeve to wipe your face, burp out loud, ...
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Using "Forbidden" Food

Ellyn Satter - Meal Time and Nutrition

"Forbidden" foods are high-fat, high-sugar, relatively low-nutrient foods such as sweets, chips and sodas. As with everything else about parenting, using them is a balancing act. If you give your child unlimited access to these easy-to-like foods, she ...
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Putting Your Napkin on Your Lap-kin: Table Manners for the Preschool Set

Amy Rees - Whining, Wailing and Other Behavior Challenges » Good Manners

Every few years we read yet another study confirming how important it is to eat dinner together as a family as often as you can.  It renews connections; it enlivens verbal and communication skills; it makes a happy home.  But no one—repeat, no one—i...
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