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6 Tips From Harvard Psychologists Who Studied What It Takes to Raise ’Good’ Kids. Bright Side would like to share with you six such pieces of advice about caring for and raising your child that have come straight from experts at Harvard University. 1.

6 Tips From Harvard Psychologists Who Studied What It Takes to Raise ’Good’ Kids

Spend time with your kids This is the basis for everything. You should regularly spend time with your kids, take an interest in their hobbies as well as their problems, and, most importantly, listen to what they have to say. You’ll not only learn much about your son or daughter’s unique personality, but your actions will provide them with an example of how to show care and attention for others. 2.

According to research carried out by psychologists, many children don’t know that they’re the most important person in the world to their parents. 3. For example, if your child suddenly decides they want to give up football training, ask them to explain why they want to do this, as well as the obligations they have to their teammates. 4. 5. 6. How to... Engage with parents who have a different view of their child's needs.

What should teachers do when parents and schools disagree about the needs of a child?

How to... Engage with parents who have a different view of their child's needs

Sometimes parents may push for a diagnosis that doesn’t match how the school sees the child, or they may believe that nothing is wrong when the school feels there is a problem to address. In these circumstances, the key is to build successful home-school collaboration and to increase awareness of the factors that cause each of us to see the situation in particular ways. The following strategies will help you manage differences of opinion without causing a breakdown in home-school relationships: Reflect on your communication styleHome-school collaboration is at its best when teachers engage in regular communication with parents in a way that shows commitment, respect, honesty, openness, lack of judgement and flexibility.

Poppy Ionides is an educational psychologist and consultant and Maria Ionides is a trainee educational psychologist. If it feels weird to have to force your kid to hug their relatives, there's a reason. Lots of parents know this scenario.

If it feels weird to have to force your kid to hug their relatives, there's a reason.

The in-laws get in after long travels for the holidays, and the first thing they want when they walk in the door are hugs and kisses from their darling grandbabies. Super sweet. Except when the kids aren't feeling like freely giving affection. What happens next? "Please don't make me give hugs!

" We parents sometimes cave to the societal pressure to show off a kid we know to be loving and affectionate, even when they aren't particularly in a mood to be those things. Sometimes in the moment during family get-togethers, we pressure them to show physical affection when they just aren't up to it. The whole hugging-relatives thing can seem complicated, but I'm going to break it down. 1. To begin with, the bond between you and your child has got to be first and foremost.

Additionally, forcing kids to give physical affection they aren't feeling tells them to ignore their own feelings to appease others. Peter Saunders, chief executive of the U.K. 2. Pinterest. Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood. A new study shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.

Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood

It has long been acknowledged that bullying at a young age presents a problem for schools, parents and public policy makers alike. Although children spend more time with their peers than their parents, there is relatively little published research on understanding the impact of these interactions on their lives beyond school. The results of the new study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, highlight the extent to which the risk of problems related to health, poverty, and social relationships are heightened by exposure to bullying. The study is notable because it looks into many factors that go beyond health-related outcomes. Psychological scientists Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick and William E. Getting Parents on Board with Technology.

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