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Raise Your Child’s IQ/Part 2

Raise Your Child’s IQ/Part 2

Providing a rich social life for your child is the best thing you can do to guarantee a good mind. And today concludes Dr. Dobson's list of six key environmental factors!

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Raise Your Child’s IQ

Dr. Dobson proposes three of the six key environmental factors contributing to the development of intelligence in children.

The Value of Adversity

Our task as parents isn't to remove all the obstacles for our children, but to give them tools they need to overcome obstacles.

Helping a Prickly Person

Before you offer someone else an advice about their flaws, it's a good idea to understand your own!

Motivating Children to Learn

As a parent how are you motivating your children to learn and study and grow? It can do wonders for their self-esteem.

Reading to Your Children

Reading aloud to your children can pay big dividends—and an Important bonding and learning time for them and for you!

Getting Your Children Ready for a Move

Moving can be traumatic at any age! But there are ways you can help your children make it a smoother journey!

Telling Stories to Your Children

The stories of your own childhood may not seem interesting to you, but they can be precious gifts to your children.

Attack on Authority

Authority doesn't have to be a bad word. If you love your kids—lead them! Take charge at home. Just do it lovingly!

Family Meetings About Family Rules

How about letting your children have a say in what the rules are—and the resulting disciplinary action? It just might work!

Mystique in Marriage

Honesty may be the best policy, but let your anger and frustration cool down before you pour it on an unsuspecting partner—in the name of honesty!

Forgiving Our Parents

Have you noticed how difficult it is to forgive your enemies? And all the more so, when they happen to be your parents.

Dieting Craze Reaches Teens

When we as parents focus on physical attractiveness, our children pick up on our prejudices and our value system—to their peril!

Teens: Choose Battles Carefully

As parents it's a much better outcome if you don't make a big deal out of what may be essentially a non-issue.

Parental Burnout

You can avoid burnout if you take some time to re-charge your batteries. And that takes careful planning!

Building Your Mate’s Self-Esteem

Marriage was intended to build the self-esteem of its Partners—and it starts with overlooking flaws!

Teaching Failure to Children

One of the very best ways to show your children how to succeed may be to teach them how to fail.

Parents and Kids’ Sports

The question is: Are the sports your children are involved in about them—or about you? A child's self-esteem may be at stake in your answer to that question.

Over Commitment

When you look back on your life, what will have mattered the most? What will rank at the top of the list?

Toddlerhood Traumas

If you're a parent, it doesn't hurt to have a sense of humor while raising your children!

Food as an Instrument of Control

Dr. Dobson advises getting proper treatment for an eating disorder before it gets out of control and become life threatening.