'IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/> Simple Parent Tips - Parenting, Etiquette, Schools: June 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teach Your Child About Flag Etiquette

Today, June 14th we celebrate Flag Day.
Here’s a great summertime activity:  Teach your child about flag etiquette, the importance of the United States flag and some interesting flag facts. Thanks to Lois Jamieson (www.kidswithoutstuff.com) for sharing her article.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Parenting from 2 to 42

When children are young, growing and moving through their elementary years, parents have responsibilities in many ways. As a parent, you are responsible for the support, direction and guidance of your child’s life, from keeping an eye on activities to assisting with homework to driving to clubs to giving hugs.

However -- many parents don’t realize that parenting responsibilities don’t end when their child starts high school.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How to Support a Creative Child

In titling this post, “How to Support a Creative Child,” I realized that I should have titled it, “How to Encourage Creativity in all Children.” I believe that all children are born with a creative gift; however some children have had their creativity “bud” squashed by parents who are overly critical, or who continuously hover, not allowing their children to think or reason on their own. Other children have had their creativity “bud” nurtured through proactive parenting and good use of simple parenting techniques.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Simple Parenting Tips: How to Choose the Right School

When choosing a school for your child, there are many areas to investigate and options to consider. You will need to look at all the choices and narrow them down to the one school that is a perfect fit for your child. I recommend making two visits to a school, one announced and one unannounced.

First, you will need to decide on whether your child will attend a private, public or charter school. If you are not sure of the difference, you can go to: Charter-Public-Private: What's the Difference?