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Raise A Legend Podcast
11 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
15 Benefits From Eating Family Meals Together — 047
Family dinners are far less about the quality of your cooking and far more about the quality of time you spend with your kids. Here are my 15 overlooked benefits of having regular family meals together. Bon Appétit!
11 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
504 Plan vs. IEP — the Pros and Cons — 046
Today we tackle the key differences and similarities between 504 Plans and IEPs — how they help students with special needs and disabilities and how, in some cases, they can fail them. Let’s break down your child’s rights and your parental privileges.
11 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Back to School Means Back to Routines — 045
New school years bring new challenges — including getting the kids up in the morning and ready for school while still managing to prepare for your own day. But you can find success if you start these easy back to school routines that end bad habits.
16 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Why do Kids Lie? — Lying Child Psychology — 044
There are different kinds of lies, but only a few reasons why kids tell them. And your reaction might be what’s encouraging your child to lie even more. Let’s look at why kids lie, how to avoid it and some creative punishments that might stop future lies.
13 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
Can 2E, or Twice Exceptional, Students be Gifted? — 043
ESE students can be diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia or many other conditions — including giftedness. And it’s not uncommon to have more than one exceptionality, and a 2E student qualification. But what does that mean and how does it affect gifted children?
8 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Avoid Those Back to School Shopping Pressures — 042
Back to school time is one of the most expensive times of the year — and recent surveys show that it's impacting more than they admit. But you can avoid the stresses — and teach your child a valuable lesson at the same time.
16 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
The Importance of a Balanced Diet for Kids — 041
Your child's diet affects way more than his or her physical appearance. It can reduce the risk of some diseases and is scientifically proven to increase performance in and out of the classroom. Plus, the habits you can teach will impact your child forever
11 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
The Real Reasons Why Boys Don’t Like to Read — 040
There are many reasons why girls tend to enjoy reading more than boys. Some are biological, others are scientific and many are related to parental habits. Today, we're breaking them down and giving tips on how to get even the most stubborn boy reading.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
School Safety Tips That are Often Told, But Not Taught — 039
No parent wants to imagine their child encountering life-threatening school violence. But have you prepared your son or daughter in case the unthinkable happens? Learn what schools are doing to keep your child safe and what you can do to help your child.
12 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Teaching Kids About Bullying — 038
Bullying comes in many forms, but it mostly happens when parents aren't around to defend their child. And since most kids are hesitant to admit to being bullied, parents needs to follow these steps to ensure their child's happiness and safety.
11 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
If You Give a Kid a Critter: How Pets Benefit Children — 037
Pet ownership brings lots of responsibility — but it can also include numerous health benefits for your child that you might not expect. We also dig into the best ways teachers can add a pet to their classroom.
13 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Summer Rules for Kids that Set Up a Great School Year — 036
There’s a long span between the last day of school and the first day of the next school year — so much time that kids can forget much of what they learned last year. Here are ways you can keep your child from experiencing summer learning loss.
14 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Teaching Tolerance Starts in Your Own Head — 035
Raising a successful child means also raising a child who is tolerant of other races, genders, ideas and lifestyles. And doing that is a lot easier than you think — and you can do it almost exclusively in your own home.
13 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
The History of Father's Day — A Day Dads Didn't Want — 034
Politicians and fathers alike spent nearly 60 years unsuccessfully trying to kill the idea of Father's Day. The reason they didn't want the celebration might surprise you — and it has a LOT to do with the success of Mother's Day.
12 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
The Many Ways to Build a Child’s Confidence — 033
If your child struggles with confidence — or doesn't want to try new things — the answer may be simply giving him or her permission to try. It might sound weird, but it works.
14 minutes | May 27, 2019
Strange Tales from Past Parent Teacher Meetings — 032
I’m digging back for some stories from some wild parent-teacher conferences that didn’t quite go as planned — so that you can learn what NOT to do when advocating for your child in front of his or her teacher.
11 minutes | May 20, 2019
The Subtle Art of Setting and Achieving Goals — 031
No child is born knowing how to set and achieve realistic goals. It's a learning process that takes time, practice, and failure to figure out. But you can speed up the process and help your child reach his or her goals faster and more effectively.
13 minutes | May 13, 2019
Weird Parenting Facts You Might Not Know — But Should — 030
Parenting is both weird and wonderful — as proven by these strange facts that you might not know — but should. How many diapers will you change in your first two years as a parent? What's the largest baby ever born? The answers might surprise you.
11 minutes | May 6, 2019
The Odd, Fascinating History of Mother's Day — 029
Mother's Day's roots took hold just before the American Civil War. But several years later, the very lady who fought to get the holiday recognized became the person who dedicated her life to having the celebration removed from calendars around the country
11 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Empower the Future by Teaching About the Past — 028
How much of your family history does your child know about? Most children know very little. But, when they do learn about their lineage, they become empowered and obtain a sense of responsibility that they're now the keeper of their family's name.
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