Rachel Hollis: The Daily Routine of a Working Mother

Rachel Hollis: The Daily Routine of a Working Mother

What does the daily routine of a mother look like? What advice does Rachel Hollis give for busy moms to take care of themselves? In her bestselling book Girl, Stop Apologizing, author, business owner, and mother of four Rachel Hollis talks about how to stay healthy while also running a business and raising children. Her five essentials include waking up early, staying hydrated, eating well, exercising, and practicing gratitude. She also shares her daily morning routine. Continue reading for advice on how to juggle your health, work, and parenting.

Redirecting Children’s Behavior—Without the Drama

Redirecting Children’s Behavior—Without the Drama

What does it mean to redirect children’s behavior? What three strategies can you use to teach your child to behave appropriately? The book No-Drama Discipline explains the three steps to properly discipline your child. Step three is all about teaching (or redirecting) your child’s behavior. The authors provide three methods for doing this: notice—don’t criticize, create a dialogue, and try a conditional “yes.” Here is how to teach your child to follow the rules.

Connecting With Your Kids: 3 Strategies for Bonding

Connecting With Your Kids: 3 Strategies for Bonding

Why is connecting with your kids a part of the No-Drama Discipline process? What three strategies can you use to make a connection? In their book No-Drama Discipline, Siegel and Bryson explain that the second step in their No-Drama Discipline method is to make a connection with your child. You can do that through touch (such as hugging), affirming their emotions, and listening while your child talks. Continue below to learn why making a connection with your child is important to the discipline process.

How to Discipline Kids: The First Step to Success

How to Discipline Kids: The First Step to Success

What is the first step in the No-Drama Discipline process? Why should you pause and approach discipline with mindfulness rather than reacting automatically? If you want to discipline your kids effectively, the first step is to prepare to discipline. It’s important to prepare first because, if you react on instinct, you’ll often resort to autopilot responses or ineffective methods such as time-out and spanking. Keep reading to learn how to discipline kids without the drama.

Drama-Free Discipline: It’s Not the Same as Punishment

Drama-Free Discipline: It’s Not the Same as Punishment

What is the difference between traditional forms of discipline and drama-free discipline? Is punishing your child the same as disciplining them? In their book No-Drama Discipline, Siegel and Bryson believe that many parents misunderstand discipline to mean punishment. However, discipline should be about strengthening their growing brains and forming bonds. Here is the difference between punishment and drama-free discipline.

The 3 Most Effective Learning Strategies

The 3 Most Effective Learning Strategies

What are the three slow learning strategies from Daniel Epstein’s book Range? Why are these strategies more effective than the traditional learning methods? In his book Range, Epstein describes three effective learning strategies: the generation effect, the spacing effect, and interleaving. All three of these methods would be considered slow and difficult learning methods because they require time and analysis rather than memorization and cramming. Keep reading to learn about Epstein’s three most effective learning strategies.

Angela Duckworth: Grit—Book Review

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Is Angela Duckworth’s Grit worth all the hype? Is having grit really more important than intelligence or natural talent? Angela Duckworth’s book Grit was published in 2016 and became an instant bestseller—remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for years. Although there have been many criticisms of the book, many swear that Duckworth’s research is revolutionary. Continue reading for our Grit book review including the book’s context, impact, and critical reception.

“How” and “Why” Questions: Which Are More Valuable?

“How” and “Why” Questions: Which Are More Valuable?

Are “how” or “why” questions more valuable? Which one is more often used in the education system? Although asking both “how” and “why” questions is necessary, “why” questions are more important because they get the recipient thinking. “Why” questions are slow and difficult and increase one’s critical thinking skills. Sadly, they’re not asked enough in schools. Here’s why “why” questions are such valuable learning tools.

The Advantages of Extracurricular Activities for Children

The Advantages of Extracurricular Activities for Children

What are the advantages of extracurricular activities? How does engaging your children in extracurricular activities help them develop grit? In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth discusses the many benefits extracurricular activities have in the development of grit. They help children cultivate the four elements of grit, develop high self-esteem, and improve academic performance. Keep reading to learn how extracurriculars can help your child develop grit.

The 3 Influences in Growth Mindset Development

The 3 Influences in Growth Mindset Development

How do you develop a growth mindset? Is it something you can practice or does it come from experience? A growth mindset means that you believe you have the ability to improve over time. A fixed mindset is believing that your intelligence and ability to learn are relatively set. In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth says that fixed or growth mindset development is underpinned by three factors: 1) childhood feedback, 2) habits of thinking, 3) experiences of overcoming adversity. Here are the three factors that determine whether you have a growth or fixed mindset.