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5 Ways to Inspire Your Budding Musician

Does hearing the words, “Time to practice your piano lesson” strike a bad chord with your child? Does your sharp reminder to practice the violin or trombone fall flat because your child’s interest has started to fade?

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Good Secrets or Bad Secrets: Do Your Children Know the Difference?

In the world of child abuse prevention, talking about secrets is very important. Children often tell secrets to friends or siblings and the secrets are often harmless. But sometimes secrets can be dangerous or hurtful to others. Helping children differentiate between ‘okay’ and ‘not okay’ secrets is useful, but others suggest not doing secrets at all. So what’s the big deal?

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Why Some Kids are Drawn to Adult-Level Info and How to Keep it Kid-Friendly

Many kids are drawn to adult-level information. They eavesdrop on their parent’s conversations, pay attention to what’s happening on the news and take every opportunity to read their parent’s text messages and emails. As hard as parents try, kids are still finding out information they have no business knowing.

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What’s Up With That? Top Tips for Changing Behavior

There are hundreds of strategies for changing behaviors and what strategies and methods you choose is dependent on your child’s needs, abilities, and also your time and means to achieving a behavior goal. Underlying reasons of why a behavior is occurring needs to be considered when choosing an approach; however, these list of tips  - no matter the child’s level of functioning or underlying reasons why - apply to implementing your chosen approach.

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