Children enjoy an arts program at International Talent Academy in Carmel

Does Your Child Have Friends?

The International Talent Academy can help your child improve social skills and build confidence. Whether or not a child has friends can be tough for a parent to decipher, but it is an important question, nonetheless. The Child Mind Institute provides some advice for figuring out if your child is on the introverted or shy side, and also offers some advice on how to help your child boost his or her social skills and confidence. Some strategies they suggest include: -Helping quieter kids get out of their comfort zone by gently pushing them into less familiar social situations -Honoring the

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Helping Your Child Make Friends

Children can learn important social and confidence building skills at the International Talent Academy. What skills do our children need in order to make good friends and build long-lasting relationships? In an article on PBS.org, Jessica Efird discusses how important building social skills early on is for your child’s emotional well-being and future success. Ms. Efird also outlines some ways that parents like you can help their kids build friendships. Some techniques mentioned include: Helping kids set up and schedule playdates Discussing ways that your child can be a good friend and spot such a friend Signaling your child’s social

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Does Your Child Know How to Choose Good Friends?

The ITA’s Programs help kids learn important social skills through fun arts-based curricula.   The Pragmatic Parent has published an excellent article that details the importance of teaching your children how to choose good friends and be a good friend starting at an early age. Some ways that you can help your child develop good friendships kills, as outlined in this insightful piece: -Encourage children to include, rather than exclude, other children -Demonstrate how to be a good friend by being a good friend as an adult -Show children how to find and explore common interests with others -Explain how

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How to Increase Critical Thinking Skills in Children

Children enjoy fun critical thinking activities at the International Talent Academy’s Logic in Motion program. In the Roots of Action article “Critical Thinking: How to Grow Your Child’s Mind,” Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD discusses ways that parents can help their children to develop a healthy set of critical thinking skills as they grow. Critical thinking is an important part of life that needs to be instilled early on, but it needs to be approached in a way that is fun for kids so that they will really retain the important skills that they are taught. Here is a summary of 5

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Social Skills Are a Vital Part of Learning

Social skills are important – the International Talent Academy’s programs can help children learn them in a fun environment, such as in this teambuilder exercise. You may already know that excellent social skills set up a child for better success through being a more respectful member of society. But did you know that learning these skills early in life can improve a child’s academic success? An article from Scholastic titled “Why Social Skills Are Key to Learning” discusses this important matter. Some of the potential learning benefits of social skills that are mentioned include what is referred to as “The Four

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Thanksgiving Is Coming. Are Your Kids’ Manners Ready?

Children learn proper table manners and more in the International Talent Academy’s etiquette programs. Mary Fetzer discusses tips for teaching your children manners at Thanksgiving time in “Thanksgiving etiquette to teach your kids.” She points out how important it is for children to learn about and practice the basic etiquette that is expected during such holidays. Some lesson examples she provides include: Encouraging them to help clean up after dinner or help the host or hostess with other tasks. Chewing moderately sized bites of food with their mouths closed. Eating only from their own plates and at moderate portions. Understanding

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Children enjoy an arts program at International Talent Academy in Carmel
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Does Your Child Have Friends?

The International Talent Academy can help your child improve social skills and build confidence. Whether or not a child has friends can be tough for

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Helping Your Child Make Friends

Children can learn important social and confidence building skills at the International Talent Academy. What skills do our children need in order to make good

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