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Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Love, Respectful Behaviour

Love, Respect and Confidence

Love, Respect and Confidence Professionals who do school readiness tests often comment on the quiet and unshakable confidence that our Practica children have when they are faced with the typical challenges that unnerve other children of the same age. This is remarkable, especially since there are so many other really talented children who are lacking […]

Effective Communication, Following instruction; Brain Development, Language Development, Life Skills, Manners, Respectful Behaviour, School Readiness, Self Esteem

Teaching your child to follow directions

We all know what it’s like to ask our little one to do something, and they carry on as if they’ve never heard us or can’t understand what we’re saying. However, it’s important for children to be able to follow instructions – whether its a request or a warning for their safety – by the time they […]

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Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Life Skills, Manners, Respectful Behaviour, Self Control, Self Esteem, Social Development

How to teach Manners – the 123 and ABC

  In our last post we discussed how important it is to guide your young child in developing good manners because it will affect¬†his self-concept, create higher EQ and eventually culminate in more success later on life (if you missed the post, go here). However, we’re still just human beings, and some clear directions come […]

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Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Life Skills, Manners, Respectful Behaviour, Self Control, Self Esteem, Social Development

3 Reasons to start manners early

I vaguely remember a time before¬†I joined the legion of parents out there, looking at other people’s children and thinking smugly to myself… “I would never let my child get away with that…” or “I can’t believe how badly behaved that child is, my child will never do that…” Then… I had my own children! […]