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Storytelling for Children

Things You Need to Know Before Telling a Story To Your Children

Bedtime stories aren't just about putting your kids to sleep -- they’re about introducing your children to a world of imagination and helping them understand the world. They’re about keeping your child happy and engaged, making bedtime stories for children a pleasure. It’s not enough to just tell the story, though. So before you head over to the bookshelf, pick out your favorite tale, and dive into the art of storytelling, here are helpful tips to become an effective storyteller. (more…)

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Don’t Say This to Your Kids

Talking to Kids Advice for Parents

Words matter. What a parent says to their child affects how that child acts, speaks, and believes. In Proverbs 22:6, parents are told to "Start children off on the way they should go," and given the promise that if they do so, "even when they are old they will not turn from it." How can parents start their children off right and train them in the way they should go? What sorts of words do build a child up and not tear them down?

Good Parenting Tips: What Not to Say to Your Child

• You are so... Parents who praise a child for being smart or athletic or for some other quality may feel they are supporting their children. However, research indicates that being praised for a character trait, rather than effort, caused kids to be discouraged when they failed. Saying, "Your hard work on practicing sure paid off," or "I can tell you studied hard for that test," encourages children to be confident that they can tackle even more difficult challenges. (more…)

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