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Deborah Song

Deborah Song is a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based writer, who obtained her master's in journalism from New York University. She is the founder of worklifeparent.com, and is passionate about helping parents find better work-life balance and proper support through community.

Articles by Deborah

7 Best Summer Family Vacations that Offer Something for Everyone

Safety, kid-friendly activities, good food, ease of transportation, and cost are all considerations when planning a family vacation this summer.

Why Kids Lie and How to Encourage Your Child to Tell the Truth

When kids lie, it shows they understand other people have different desires, feelings and beliefs – a quality that enables empathy and cooperation. And kids seldom lie intentionally to betray or hurt people.

6 YouTube Safeguards to Help Protect Your Child

According to the latest research from Dubit Worldwide, three-and four-year-olds can select their own apps, and many children know how to make videos and take photos by the time they are five.

Why a Family Tech Contract Will Benefit Everyone

“iRules will allow you and your family to build healthy relationships with the technology used inside and outside your home”

Speak Your Child’s Love Language and Communicate Love More Effectively

Speaking your child’s love language can change the dynamic of not only your relationship with your child but the chemistry of the entire family.

Why Overpraise Sets Our Kids Up For Failure Not Success

Research has shown that how you praise your children has powerful repercussions on their development.

10 Things Parents of Confident Children Know to be True

Confidence is not so much about what you feel, as it is about learned behavior from life experiences and perspectives.

10 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids This Holiday Season

What kids really need isn’t more toys, more treats, or more entertainment. They just need our undivided attention.

10 Simple Ways to Teach STEM at Home

Introducing STEM at an early age is critical for developing long-term interest in STEM subjects.

Why Nice is an Overlooked Trait and How to Raise the Kind of Nice Kids that Finish First

In this culture where prestige and accomplishment are praised, traditional qualities that were once valued, like how nice someone is, have taken a back seat. If anything, “nice” is often seen as a deterrent to winning or getting what you want.

The Benefits of Extracurricular Activities Can Last a Lifetime

Research is showing that extracurricular activities are just as important as what kids learn inside the classroom.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child is be the Person You Want Him to Be. Here’s Why.

When it comes to parenting, it’s not enough to tell our children to be different from us, to live more productive, enriching, fulfilling lives, while we live out very different ones.

5 Healthy Habits You Want to Continue in the Summer to Make School Transition a Breeze

Here are five healthy habits and practices to continue in the summer that will help your child create a seamless transition into the school year, as well as provide a smooth wave to ride out for the remainder of the summer.

How to Teach Your Child a Second Language This Summer

The benefits of learning a foreign language are far reaching and extend beyond simply linguistic advantages.

Why Public Speaking is Critical to Your Child’s Future and How Theatre Can Help Develop this Skill

While not every child has the luxury of attending a private school, or even a speech or debate class (such organizations aren’t always ubiquitous), there is another, perhaps more fun, option for young kids to help hone their public speaking skills from an early age: theatre.

7 Safe Sunscreens for Your Child and the Environment

So we’ve decided to do the hard work for you by choosing 7 of the best tear-free kid-friendly sunscreens on the market to suit each of your child’s needs.

8 Exquisite Benefits of Travel for Kids

Your kids may not appreciate the star rating of a lavish hotel, or that they encountered an endangered species but travel forms perspectives, habits and dispositions. Here are at least seven exquisite benefits of travel for kids.

Why Guilt Is a Necessary Emotion for Guiding Moral Behavior

But there is a healthy kind of guilt, research shows, that promotes introspection and social cooperation, which is very different from shaming someone.

8 Simple Explanations to Help Motivate Better Behavior

Just because something makes sense in the mind of a grownup, doesn’t mean it’s self-explanatory or obvious to a child. Here are 8 explanations to seemingly common sense requests.

5 Ways Kids Can Help Save Our Planet by Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Since a good leader is usually self-motivated, you may need to educate your child on the effects that saving water, conserving energy or recycling can have on our planet.
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