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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

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.

How to Help a Child Choose an Instrument

Music has tremendous benefits on a young brain. But research shows that the advantages aren’t fully realized by simply streaming music and letting music wash over kids’ brains. In order to reap the full cognitive benefits of music, it’s important for kids to actively engage by playing an instrument. It’s the direct that strengthens neural pathways.

How to Raise a Strong-Willed Child Without Breaking Her Spirit

Raising a strong-willed child? It may not be easy but let’s face it, she’s the one you don’t have to worry about when you’re not there to protect her. Strong-willed children come with built-in features that are often difficult to teach like tenacity, grit, independence and the ability to withstand peer pressure. Research shows strong-willed children grow up to make some of the best entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders because of the very quality that makes it difficult to parent them: they disrupt and challenge the norm.

How to Turn Your Child’s Challenges into Opportunities

Every child has challenges. By and large, however, how that child perceives and deals with those challenges will be influenced by how his parents perceive and deal with those challenges.

Could Your Child’s Reading Difficulty Actually Be Dyslexia? How to Get Evaluated and Find Help

Dyslexia is learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia might find it challenging to read accurately and fluently. But they could also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and math word problems. It’s important to understand that dyslexia is not an intellectual issue. Many of the world’s most accomplished people, like Albert Einstein, have been known to have dyslexia. While the inherent cause of dyslexia is not known, it seems to be genetically linked. About 40 percent of siblings with dyslexia have the same reading issues. And as many as 49 percent of parents who have kids with dyslexia have it too.

How to Plan a Special Date with your Child on Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable for your child by planning a special date with her. It really doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you turn off your phone (or at least put on silent) and spend some quality time with her. Whether you take your child to a park, a movie, or treat her to a favorite meal, here are five ways to create a great parent-child date and show your child that not only do you love her, but that you like her too, something that gets lost on our constantly corrected kids.

How to Discipline Your Child Without Criticism

Discipline and criticism often happen together but their effects couldn’t be more different. Discipline is necessary in steering a child in the right direction, criticism discourages, distracts and often steers kids in the opposite intended direction.

Start the New Year by Instilling these Good Habits in Your Child

The good habits you instill now, have the potential to change your child’s life. Here are 10 simple, yet impactful habits you can instill in your child this year.

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Give Your Child What He Needs Most

The number one need us humans have is to feel important. It’s why we wear the latest trends, drive nice cars and why we talk about our brilliant children. It’s why we work so hard to succeed and it’s also the motive, unfortunately, behind some of the worst crimes. Everyone needs to feel important.

Sugar-Free Holiday Classroom Gift Ideas That Are Sweet

Stay ahead of the holiday rush this season by checking off your child’s holiday classroom gifts with these fun, festive and sugar-free ideas. We’ve culled six of our favorite picks for their ease of executing as well as for their sweet side.

Why Even the Best Kids Regress. Here’s How to Get Your Child Back On Track.

Your once poised child starts playing with his food during time, refusing to eat it. Or your child starts wetting her bed, months after she’s been potty trained. Or the politeness once attributed through good manners have all but vanquished lately and given way to curtness, rudeness and eye-rolls. What in the world is going on, you may find yourself asking.

Tips for Helping Your Child’s Science Project Turn Into a Success (Without Doing the Work Yourself)

How do the scientists know what they know? They utilize the scientific method, which is the process students use in their school or fair science projects. Your young scholar may be coming home with a science project assignment in the very near future, which begs the burning question: how much should you help your child? Here are some ways to help your child without doing the work for her.
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