The newspaper is a great source of learning activities for your child. Here are some to try: 1. Finder’s Reports. Take turns at dinner having each family member report on something (even the comics) they read in the paper. 2. Big Ideas. Take turns reading a brief article aloud. Discuss what each of you thinks is the most important fact. 3. Geography Bee. Find states and nations in the news on a world map.
Some self-criticism is normal, but kids who obsess about their weight or their looks may be on the road to trouble that can affect their health and their schoolwork. Don’t let your child diet without her doctor’s approval. But do teach her about healthy eating. Avoid criticizing your own body or hers. And encourage physical fitness for your whole family. Let your child experience how good exercise can feel.