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06 Jul

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Modeling, Management and Memories

Modeling:
Abraham Lincoln said, “There is but one way to train a child in the way he should go, and that is to travel it yourself.”  As your child is learning to read, it is important that they see the adults in their life enjoying a good book.  If you want to hear your child using polite language, then they should see the adults in their life saying please and thank you.  In fact, the latest research is interesting in regards to gratitude.  When people give and hear positive thankfulness; it actually has shown to improve health and well-being. 
Management:
This refers to the ability to adapt to your child’s style of training.  The temperament of a child determines their style of learning.  If your child is full of fun, then learning in the form of a game may work best.  If you child is more serious, than reading to them or having them work out problems on their own may be best.  If your child has a short attention span, then making short bursts of learning will help them retain the information.  Each child is unique in their own way so learning needs to be a good fit for academic growth.
Memories:
Parents should create positive memories with their children.  Memories are more important than things.  There is a quote that says, “Your presence is your present”.  The memories made when children are young will come back to embrace them when they are older.  Family outings, learning together, eating around a table with family conversations, and even cleaning around the house will help to create those family bonds that will last into adulthood.
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