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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Discipline Him Wisely


Loose rules are not helpful for boys. Boys tend to be very literal and can't always read between the lines. They might push the limits if you don't set up firm but fair standards. At the same time, when disciplining your son, choose your words and punishments carefully. Keep in mind that spanking can result in aggression in kids later on, and name-calling and excessive yelling may cause emotional issues. Even when he gets on your last nerve, try to keep your cool and talk with him about what he's doing wrong and why you want him to stop. Take a break from each other when things get heated and return to the issue when everyone has calmed down. Be consistent in your expectations and consequences.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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