Opinion: Words Are Cheap, So Give Your Child As Many Of Them As You Can

Having a good vocabulary is an essential skill for many areas in life. Some of these, such as reading, writing and academic success, will be relatively obvious, but this is not necessarily true for all of them. For example, having a good vocabulary is one of Read More …

Opinion: Children Vs Screen Time

Screens are everywhere these days, and many parents worry that their children are spending too much time looking at screens rather than interacting with the world around them, but how much screen time is too much? It would be nice if there was a simple, Read More …

Opinion: Why Christmas On Credit Will Damage Your Child’s Future Happiness

At this time of year, there’s a huge amount of pressure on parents to go overboard on their Christmas spending so that they give their child a day that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. The only problem with this is that few Read More …

Online Resource: Read Write Count

What Is It? Read Write Count is a great initiative which aims to encourage parents to integrate the learning and practicing of reading, writing, counting and maths into everyday family life in fun and practical ways. Through this, they hope to improve the academic skills of children Read More …

Guest Post: Ten Tips For Finding The Perfect Private Tutor

The latest research shows that one in four children in the UK, and almost half of the children in London, have private tuition to help them with their school work, and these figures are by no means unusual for many countries around the world. Yet, even Read More …

Opinion: The Four Stages Of Teaching Your Child Core Life Skills

Here at How To Raise A Happy Genius, we’re very big on the need to teach children a wide range of core life skills if you wish them to grow into happy and successful adults. These core life skills range from things like being able Read More …

Online Resource: An Economist’s Guide To Parenting (A Freakonomics Radio Podcast)

For those of you who don’t know, Freakonomics (a term coined by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levittis in their 2005 book of the same name) is the exploration of economic theory and practice, not through studying international commerce or national economics, but through the types of everyday situations and examples Read More …

Parental Skill: Be The Adult You’d Like To See Your Child Become

The adults in their lives are often the first and biggest influence on the behaviour, values, character and attitudes of young children, and these will be carried on into their teenage years and adult life. This is because kids spend much of their early years observing Read More …

Online Resource: #ToyLikeMe

What Is It? #ToyLikeMe is a website dedicated to providing toys which represent the full diversity of humankind, and particularly toys that represent people with a disability or difference. It started life as a campaign to encourage the global toy industry to provide such toys, Read More …

Life Lesson: Ten Rules For Using The Internet To Discuss With Your Child

The internet provides a wealth of information and opportunities, both good and bad, for kids, but how do you ensure that they understand what the internet is, and the risks associated with using it? Some parents will simply let their child dive in and hope that Read More …