Mediafamily - mediafamily.org - ParentFurther
How My Parents Helped Me Discover My Inner Song 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
By: Liv Lane This month's guest blogger is Liv Lane, daughter of the late Dr. Peter Benson. Benson was a youth development pioneer and the creator of the concept of sparks. According to Liv, he was...
Tip of the Day September 6 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
2 tips for raising successful kids: —> 1. Establish clear boundaries. 2. Enforce consequences for not abiding by them.
Tip of the Day September 7 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Educate yourself about the issues your kids face. Some of the issues and dilemmas that kids have today simply were not present when you were their age. Knowing what they are up against will help you d...
Parent Letter to Teachers and School Administrators 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Get the word out about Sparks! Share this letter with your child's principal or a school administrator. Get the word out about sparks! Share this letter with your child’s principal or a school ...
Tip of the Day September 8 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Foster a strong work ethic. Encourage your kids to do their best at every task they undertake, no matter how small, no matter how “unimportant”.
Tip of the Day September 9 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Think before you speak. Try never to make offhand negative comments ( “You’re so lazy!” ) as they can have long-term effects on your child’s self image.
Tip of the Day September 10 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Build your child’s awareness of the rest of the world and the differences in it by providing opportunities for him to be exposed to people, ideas and interests different than his own.
Tip of the Day September 11 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Empower your child! Listen to his or her ideas and provide appropriate opportunities for your child to participate in decision-making. Being permitted to have a voice in family decisions, or to expres...
My 6 Golden Rules for Dealing With Boys and Puberty 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
By: Steve Palmer We grown-up males oftentimes groan upon recalling a time when our voices started cracking and our bodies and thoughts started changing –a lot. I think puberty gets a bad rap in our...
Tip of the Day September 12 30 Nov -0001 | 12:00 am
Support your child’s interests and seek out opportunities for them to develop their talents. As they grow older, it may help them make important decisions and life choices, including choices when furt...