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Deborah Song

Deborah Song is the founder of travelbyword.com, a cruelty-free company committed to creating travel accessories that help travelers journey with ease, efficiency and elegance. She loves to travel the globe in pursuit of good food, wider life perspectives and great adventure stories with her kids. Deborah is a Canadian-born, mompreneur and Los Angeles-based writer, who obtained her master’s in journalism from New York University. You can find her travel stories at www.blog/travelbyword.com.

Articles by Deborah

Teach the Gift of Tidying Up this Holiday Season

But if we can teach our kids to clean, he’ll learn to have order for a lifetime.

Teaching Gratitude Can Change a Child’s Life. Here are 10 Reasons Why.

As parents, we focus on teaching our kids how to say “thank you” to instill good manners. But teaching our kids gratitude has much more far-reaching repercussions than good manners, science shows.

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Child? Research Seems to Suggest It’s Time to Stop Feeling Guilty.

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Child? Research Seems to Suggest It’s Time to Stop Feeling Guilty.

10 Fun Fall Activities for the Family

Screen-Time Limiting Tips for Better Health

Understanding the specific repercussions of unmitigated screen time can help in creating necessary guidelines.

The Importance of Balancing Extracurricular Activities Between Sports and the Arts

Studies have also shown that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to have better academics than children who spend free time using electronics and avoiding social situations.

This Is the Second Most Important Thing You Can Do to Ensure Your Child Grows Up Happy and Successful.

The Harvard Grant Study found that professional success in life comes from having done chores as a kid.

Is Your Child Having a Hard Time Making Friends? Here are 9 Tips to Make Lonely Lunches a Thing of the Past.

It can be heart wrenching to watch your child play by himself or eat lunch alone. Making new friends, especially if your child is just enrolling in a new school or entering a new grade in a big school can be overwhelming for any child.

Summertime Can Increase Anxiety in Kids

Summer is not all rest and relaxation for kids who thrive on routine and predictability. Kids with anxiety thrive when they know what to expect.

10 Bucket List Items for Fourth of July

Spark some quality time with your family and friends, and throw in some patriotic undertones while you’re at it.

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.
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