social skills

Healthy Ways to Enjoy Technology with Your Baby

Babies and toddlers are like little sponges. During this short window of development, your youngster is enthusiastically soaking up your expressions and delighting in the lilting, loving words springing from your lips. No screen could ever hope to compete with the face-to-face connection between you and your baby. But that doesn’t mean that screens have no place …

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14 Ways to Raise a Skilled Communicator from Babyhood and Beyond

A survey conducted by Pew Research found that 90 percent of American parents believe that developing strong communication skills is one of the most important skills kids will need to learn in order to succeed in today’s world. Whether you have an infant or an older child, here’s how to make sure your budding connector …

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Is Teasing Bullying?

“Oh, honey, you know I’m just teasing you,” I said, smiling as I ruffled my then 6-year-old’s hair. He was miffed that I was gently ribbing him about the Dennis the Menace cowlick in the back of head and how we needed to go and get him a haircut. “Teasing isn’t allowed at school. It’s …

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Teaching Kids Eye Contact

An old-school communication skill every child needs to master. Eye contact is a critical social skill and a sign of self-confidence. But as we all know, teaching kids to develop good eye contact isn’t always easy. Heck, even many adults struggle with eye contact. And in an era where it is easy to duck behind phones …

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