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8 tips to help your kids implement the feedback they receive

Childhood is the stage where an individual grows up generating values for life. A well-disciplined child seeks all ventures with a sportsman spirit, not always winning but learning always.Our kids need not have high-profile knowledge or skills to be good human beings. The foremost role as a parent or guardian is to teach their kids the value of humanity and to be a human above all. Knowledge and education come

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How to give constructive feedback to your children?

Accepting feedback isn't always the easiest thing to do, even for adults, let alone children. But, while feedbacks are difficult to accept, they are one of the most important factors that will lead to your child's growth. If you can train your child into effectively accepting feedback from a young age, you are gifting them a bright future in disguise. But, it is also important that feedback should

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How bullet lists will help your child in organizing ideas for your speech?

Speech, language, and communication abilities are critical for the entire development of young children.Understanding individuals, expressing ideas, and engaging with others are necessary components of a child's development. Early communication, language, and literacy skills are known to have the strongest link to school success.Concerned parents

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What is a hook in storytelling? 8 examples of these hooks

If you are an avid reader, you must have come across both kinds of books - the ones that are unable to grab your attention, and you end up leaving it after a while, and the ones that make you thoroughly involved in its plot and you are unable to keep it down.The difference between both types of books is the absence or presence of a good hook. If the author hasn't used this literary device efficiently, there is a very slight chance

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10 tips to writing better sentences

Do you also find yourself in situations where you want to say something but don't know how to frame it in a sentence correctly? The way you put together words to form a sentence plays a significant role in conveying your message to the listener.Using sentences that are too complicated, have grammatical errors, or

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10 common cliches in English communication and how to get rid of them

Clichés are overused phrases in the English language. You'll regularly hear them in both American and British English. By definition, a cliché is overused and thus dull. Hence, numerous columnists and journalists use buzzwords as an alternate route to pass on their importance to their users.Here are 10 clichés that are used in English communication

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What are transition words and how to use them successfully?

Transitional words are the words that you are using to connect two sentences, phrases, or ideas. As the name suggests, these words are used to make a smooth transition between two separate concepts, make them feel connected, and make your writing flow.Few of the most commonly used transition words are - and as, unlike, though, although.While the words are used to establish a relation or connection, their inaccurate

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9 tips on how to write a great summary

We summarize all the times in our daily lives. For example, we may summarize something interesting we saw in the news, summarize something that happened at school for a friend, or summarize a movie plotline for the family. There will be a need to summarize at some point in life, and sometimes people find it challenging to do so.

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How to learn from your mistakes while learning English language?

That is the reason people don't tend to learn new languages. It will help if you commit errors. It also clarifies why such countless individuals stop trying at the primary obstacle – they need to be the best from the beginning.Every single person commits errors unintendedly. Furthermore, committing mistakes

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5 reasons "Clarity" is most important component of communication

Often you must have found yourself in situations where something goes wrong, and everyone starts pointing fingers at each other. This happens because of a lack of clarity in communication. Whether it might be at a workplace or amongst a group of friends, clarity is the most crucial element to ensure effective communication. Without clarity

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