We welcome the contributions and views of guest experts from related fields.  With guidance, advice, creativity and unique insights, you help to build valuable resources which will have a positive impact on negative behavior – a forum from which we all can benefit.  Each idea is a stepping stone to instilling life-long positive practices we can embrace in the future.

Ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s Trouble

Ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s Trouble

How and why you need to nudge your child to stop becoming an ostrich when it comes to seeing, confronting and understanding problems in life.

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Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Revelry

Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Revelry

Holidays are the season for fun, laughter and family time for children, but for parents who have warring siblings on their hands, the holiday season can be stressful as well.

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The Season for Loving and Learning

The Season for Loving and Learning

Christmas is the season for merriment, giving, wishing and loving.

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Let’s be Merry this Christmas!

Let’s be Merry this Christmas!

There is an age old adage that says children learn what they see.

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Get Booked! Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

Get Booked! Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

This picture book biography depicts the story of Joan Beauchamp Procter, a notable British zoologist and an internationally renowned herpetologist (someone who specializes in the study of reptiles and animals).

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Nudging Children to Grow and Not Just Age

Nudging Children to Grow and Not Just Age

Empathy, kindness, positivity, endurance and a never-give-up attitude – these are life lessons that we cannot impart to our children by simply spouting words of wisdom to them.

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Product of the month – Savings Made Fun!

Product of the month – Savings Made Fun!

The value of money is an important lesson that parents across generations have struggled to teach children.

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Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving Special

This Thanksgiving make it a fun family affair with lots of togetherness and a dollop of competitive spirit.

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Thoughts – Unplug & Return to Life

Thoughts – Unplug & Return to Life

Food and digitalization have so much in common. We ‘binge’ sitcoms and stay logged in to our social media ‘feeds’.

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Product of the Month – Augmented Reality Apps

Product of the Month – Augmented Reality Apps

Augmented Reality Apps – Beyond Snap chat and Pokemon Go, intelligent augmented reality apps can make for great learning tools for your child, giving him/ her some productive screen time.

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The Performance Chart for Parents

The Performance Chart for Parents

September 8 is International Literacy Day, and this year, we at NFK have created our very own parental performance chart for you.

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Get Booked – I Wish My Teacher Knew

Get Booked – I Wish My Teacher Knew

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day NFK pays a tribute to all the teachers who make a world of a difference to each student sitting in their classroom.

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10 Questions that Nudge Kids to Talk

10 Questions that Nudge Kids to Talk

Is your dinner table a place for awkward silences?

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Superhero Movies – Yay or Nay?

Superhero Movies – Yay or Nay?

Since the year 2000, the United States has produced over 70 superhero films.

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It’s a Happy Halloween!

It’s a Happy Halloween!

While not an official holiday in the USA, Halloween is an exciting celebration for children across the country because it is a time for dressing-up, having fun and eating lots of sugar loaded candy.

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Cultivating Kindness

Cultivating Kindness

Kindness they say can make a bad day good, and a good day better.

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Get Booked –Matilda

Get Booked –Matilda

A classic that remains so because both its significance and the lessons it teaches never become irrelevant to a new generation of readers.

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Product of the Month

Product of the Month

NFK thinks that creativity and fun shouldn’t be bound by the constraints of time and place, especially when it comes to children.

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Shaping Financially Smart Kids

Shaping Financially Smart Kids

Teaching kids how to handle money is about more than dollars and cents. It’s about building character and responsibility.

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Nudge Yourself to take a Momcation

Nudge Yourself to take a Momcation

Been dreaming of a solo holiday, but stopped short by a bad case of mom’s guilt? Well don’t be because solo mom vacations or momcations as we call them, can be a time for respite and relaxations for all us overworked mothers.

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Make Everday, Make a Difference Day

Make Everday, Make a Difference Day

Philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo suggests that “only by redesigning our thinking and acting, not the world around us,” can we solve our problems.

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A ‘Timely’ Intervention

A ‘Timely’ Intervention

Time to get up, time for bed, time to clean up, time for school, time to get home, time for homework… parents and children are often overwhelmed at the prospect of having to fit in everything they need to do, into their daily schedule.

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Honouring the dignity of Labor

Honouring the dignity of Labor

Does your child know that Labor Day is celebrated to honour the American labour movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, sustainability, and well-being of the country?

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Get Booked!! Aug 2019

Get Booked!! Aug 2019

Today we review Wonder by RJ Palacio, a poignant and uplifting tale about an ordinary boy, August, who looks anything but ordinary.

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Lightning up Lives!!

Lightning up Lives!!

At NFK we believe that even for-profit products that do more than just meet the needs of people are products truly worth speaking about.

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5 Perseverance Positive Nudge Sentences for Children

5 Perseverance Positive Nudge Sentences for Children

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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August 15- Indian Independence Day- LIFE LESSONS FROM INDIAN HEROES

August 15- Indian Independence Day- LIFE LESSONS FROM INDIAN HEROES

This August 15, 2019, India celebrates its 72nd independence day.

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Making School an Easy Ride – The Middle School Years-Part II

Making School an Easy Ride – The Middle School Years-Part II

Middle school – the time when your child is slowly metamorphosing into a young person.

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Making School an Easy Ride Anxiety in Toddlers & Preschoolers -PART I

Making School an Easy Ride Anxiety in Toddlers & Preschoolers -PART I

The first day of preschool comprises of a strange mix of excitement and anxiety for parents and children.

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Senior Citizen Week – August 21, 2019 Make it a Grand Relationship

Senior Citizen Week – August 21, 2019 Make it a Grand Relationship

They say the reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy – parents! But as we celebrate Senior Citizens Day this August, NFK shares with you some massive benefits that will reveal why you should be encouraging stronger ties between your parents and children.

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Making School an Easy Ride – Anxities in High Schoolers- Part III

Making School an Easy Ride – Anxities in High Schoolers- Part III

In 2015, the National Institute for Mental Health reported that 6.3 million teenagers in the United States suffered from some form of an anxiety disorder.

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Family Time = Fun Time

Family Time = Fun Time

As a child, you may have been excited for your annual family holiday or the fun birthday parties your parents threw for you.

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Let’s Make Breastfeeding Taboo Free

Let’s Make Breastfeeding Taboo Free

Breastfeeding – the first touch between a mother and her newborn which soon takes on the form of an irreplaceable bond between the two.

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Tick Tock Its Sleep O’clock!-

Tick Tock Its Sleep O’clock!-

A fun product to have in the house

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Let’s Make ‘No Smoking,’ Cool

Let’s Make ‘No Smoking,’ Cool

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the US.

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Get Booked!

Get Booked!

Today we review Journey by Aaron Becker – an illustrated, epic adventure that is part of the authors’ wordless trilogy of picture books.

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It’s Rhyme Time

It’s Rhyme Time

Nursery rhymes may seem repetitive, outdated or irrelevant to parents today.

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small nudges, LARGE OUTCOMES

small nudges, LARGE OUTCOMES

Today we share 5 D-I-Y design alterations that you can make to your life.

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Erase. Delete. Cross Out. – Lets not use these

Erase. Delete. Cross Out. – Lets not use these

Aiming to be a nudging, not a nagging parent to your child?

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Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes – 4rth July Independence Day (USA)

Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes – 4rth July Independence Day (USA)

This 4th of July awaken the patriot in your child. Share the stories of these unsung heroes of the American Revolution, those who stayed in the shadows and wanted no name or fame but just felt an innate need to serve their country.

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Drink and Thrive

Drink and Thrive

Like it or not, smartphones apps have become indispensable to our existence, almost like a virtual extension of our brain.

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Make Kids at Home, Outdoors

Make Kids at Home, Outdoors

Exploring the outdoors may be fun for kids, but for years now the benefits of bonding with Mother Nature are known to parents across the world.

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Let there be a “LIT”

Let there be a “LIT”

As a professional who works closely with parents and children, I have heard a lot of parents complain about how kids don’t want to read books for pleasure anymore.

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GET BOOKED!

GET BOOKED!

Our Get Booked series of reviews will focus on a new book/ book series each month, adding to the pool of reading resources you have been using with your children at home, in schools or within your community.

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Shaping Independent Minds

Shaping Independent Minds

Your child’s adult life may be several years or a few months away,but is always a good idea to start preparing them for the real world.

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Importance of Staying Hydrated this Summer

Importance of Staying Hydrated this Summer

To enable our children to get the most out of every day, staying hydrated is therefore very important.

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Mom’s the word!

Mom’s the word!

Mom comes first! by Niyati Mehta As a parent of two children, a wife, a nudge behavioral designer and professor, I’ve had years of experience being a “do-it-all” mom, putting myself and my needs last. I was a mom to young children in an era before mental health and wellness were openly discussed online and in living rooms. An era where conversations around motherhood were limited to the mental and physical well-being of the child. We thought to allow ourselves to be sucked dry emotionally, mentally and physically was all part of the motherhood experience.

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Why Kids Should Learn a Language

Why Kids Should Learn a Language

Let’s talk foreign languages. Sure, it would be nice to know one, but is it really that important? Read on to find out.

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The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

How often do you involve your children in preparing meals?

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Mom & Dad I want to read?

Mom & Dad I want to read?

Ever parents ears are waiting for remarks like these!!  

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The Healthy Handwashing Habit – Getting Real with Kids

The Healthy Handwashing Habit – Getting Real with Kids

Are you tired of nagging your kids to wash their hands?

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How to Promote Handwashing in Schools and Homes

How to Promote Handwashing in Schools and Homes

The simple task of washing your hands regularly is enough to help you prevent diseases, infections, and unpleasant odors.

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Create Healthy Sleeping Habits for Kids with a Nudge v.2

Create Healthy Sleeping Habits for Kids with a Nudge v.2

In the beginning of the academic year, we have written a post about nudging kids to go to bed early at night.

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Toilet Nudging: How Behavioral Insights Improve Hygiene in Toilet

Toilet Nudging: How Behavioral Insights Improve Hygiene in Toilet

A famous phrase that many people say, regardless on the country they live in, is “boys will be boys”.

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3 Nudge Solutions for the Bottles of Water Waste-Problem in Schools

3 Nudge Solutions for the Bottles of Water Waste-Problem in Schools

An issue that arises globally in many events -like weddings and parties- or servises -like offices and schools- is that people/guests tend to throw their bottles of water in the trash when they haven’t even consumed the water.

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The Recycling Game Nudge

The Recycling Game Nudge

Good habits start at home. You can build skills with your child that they will carry with them into the world. The trick is to make the right choice something fun!

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How to Boost your Kids’ Self-confidence and Independence in 7 Steps

How to Boost your Kids’ Self-confidence and Independence in 7 Steps

After children become toddlers they start interacting more and more with the environment around them.

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Conserve Energy Nudge by Closing the Refrigerator Door

Conserve Energy Nudge by Closing the Refrigerator Door

A smart way to create a sustainable home is to conserve energy.

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Rock around the Clock

Rock around the Clock

A fun way for kids to play and work – movement and brain enrichment.

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3 Ways to Nudge your Kids to Give to Charity (part 2)

3 Ways to Nudge your Kids to Give to Charity (part 2)

Parents tell many stories to theeir children.

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3 Ways to Nudge your Kids to Give to Charity (part 1)

3 Ways to Nudge your Kids to Give to Charity (part 1)

One month left to say goodbye to another year full of happiness, parties, family gatherings and delicious foods! But one month left, also, to say goodbye to a year full of wars, poverty, terrorism and fear!

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Can school teachers Nudge families to spend more time with each other?

Can school teachers Nudge families to spend more time with each other?

That may seem to the most parents a little difficult to be achieved, yet Nudging for Kids has a possible solution to the problem of gap in the connection and family time that is spent between children and their parents.

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Parents – what is this DIGITAL FREE ZONE ? Can it start with 20-30 min, at home enhancing emotional interactive experience

Parents – what is this DIGITAL FREE ZONE ? Can it start with 20-30 min, at home enhancing emotional interactive experience

“We were not surprised to find out children were exposed to mobile devices at a young age” said Dr. Hilda Kabali, a pediatric resident at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and the author of the study on babies’ mobile use.

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4 activities to nudge your kids closer to you this Thanksgiving

4 activities to nudge your kids closer to you this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day can be a long one and you may need activities to fill up the time as you wait for the turkey to cook or as you recover between the turkey and some pies.

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Let Kids Eat Halloween Candy, On One Condition

Let Kids Eat Halloween Candy, On One Condition

Halloween is a fun time for parents and kids.

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The Score Board Game (Nudge for Better Sleep Habits)

The Score Board Game (Nudge for Better Sleep Habits)

After summertime, a lot of children have trouble adjusting to the new program routine and it’s sleeping habits! That makes them less energetic in school and less productive in the rest of  the day.

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What is a commitment nudge? Parents can use this visual creation….

What is a commitment nudge? Parents can use this visual creation….

Kids had a lot of spare time during the summer holidays and their routine was quite more disorganized than after the start of the academic year.

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How scheduling as a habit for children enhances productivity?

How scheduling as a habit for children enhances productivity?

That morning panic of where are my books and what should I wear are completely unnecessary! Parents and kids agitatedly and frowningly land up going to school and work.

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“GLAD YOU MADE IT” your children will love to start their day.

“GLAD YOU MADE IT” your children will love to start their day.

Mornings are so hectic! You have to get the kids ready, make sure they have everything for school, make their lunches… oh and feed them! This last part is the easiest one to push aside.

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Getting organized for back to school…..creatively designed nudge for the kids

Getting organized for back to school…..creatively designed nudge for the kids

Summer is coming to an end – are you ready for one more academic year?

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Protect your Skin from the Sun with a simple Nudge!

Protect your Skin from the Sun with a simple Nudge!

As a Mom, I feel it is critical to impress upon our kids to take care of their skin at a young age.

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A drawer full of outdoor fun!

A drawer full of outdoor fun!

It is that time in the holidays when camps and summer school are coming to an end.

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Let’s plan our summer with this Bucket List! Activity based NUDGE!

Let’s plan our summer with this Bucket List! Activity based NUDGE!

Amnah our summer intern was motivated while interning for us and with her explorations, readings and inputs have tried to creatively design an experimental based nudge for parents. Under the guidance of Niyati Mehta.

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Use this mobile game to Nudge your children!

Use this mobile game to Nudge your children!

Kids, nowadays, are getting used to playing video games from a very young age.

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Tap water instead of soda drinks

Tap water instead of soda drinks

In the summer, when the temperature is high, children want to have a cold drink with their meals.

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A food Road-map still is giving directions to reach our destination v.2

A food Road-map still is giving directions to reach our destination v.2

This is the second part of the 10-step food roadmap to healthy eating habits for your children by the child psychologist Tovah P. Klein, PhD:

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3 ways parents can nudge kids towards a healthy diet

3 ways parents can nudge kids towards a healthy diet

As a parent myself, I never forbided my children from consuming junk food.

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A small nudge against obesity

A small nudge against obesity

Children learn from a young age that family members shouldn’t leave the table until their plate is empty.

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Do you want your children to prefer Fruits/Vegetables over Fast Food?

Do you want your children to prefer Fruits/Vegetables over Fast Food?

It’s a common fact that people tend to adjust their preferences and their decision-making based on past and relevant experiences.

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Make camp a unique Adventure for your children

Make camp a unique Adventure for your children

Summer is finally here, for both adults and children, and many parents decide to send their children in a camp.

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Mind Mapping – an interactive NUDGE

Mind Mapping – an interactive NUDGE

A mind map is made of words, colors, lines, and pictures.

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Dad’s you are ROLE MODELS! Do it yourself…

Dad’s you are ROLE MODELS! Do it yourself…

Dad’s, it’s time for some modeling! always MODEL and stay in tune with your KIDS!

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Happy Fathers Day! Lets do it together – a father says to his child

Happy Fathers Day! Lets do it together – a father says to his child

Don’t force your kids to do things, invite them to try it instead.

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Father’s Day! Interest by fathers in the interests of their children

Father’s Day! Interest by fathers in the interests of their children

An Amish saying goes, “Take interest in their interests or they’ll lose interest in their interests.”

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For Fathers Day: Praise efforts, not intelligence

For Fathers Day: Praise efforts, not intelligence

This Father’s Day we have worked with Tom Carr’s “When They Won’t Budge, Give ‘Em a Nudge: Gentile Pokes, Prods, Prompts & Pushes to Motivate Young People” to come up with simple ways for Dads to get more involved with their children’s lives.

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This Father’s Day NFK urges all dads out there to try some of these nudges!

This Father’s Day NFK urges all dads out there to try some of these nudges!

How to offer a friendly challenge as a nudge by a father?

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When They Won’t Budge, Give ‘Em a Nudge!

When They Won’t Budge, Give ‘Em a Nudge!

Discover what it takes to GO when the mind and body say NO! The book will help teachers, parents, coaches, youth group leaders, and other adults to instill grit in our young people.

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Summer holidays coming up…time to DECLUTTER!

Summer holidays coming up…time to DECLUTTER!

The idea is you’re nudging them to clean up and then they can do something they enjoy after.

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Get your Kids to love Chores: a fun app for parents and kids!

Get your Kids to love Chores: a fun app for parents and kids!

Summer often reminds parents how little their children are involved in household chores.

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how can we make chores a fun activity for our children?

how can we make chores a fun activity for our children?

Try creating your chore system that is tailored to the weekly and monthly chores your individual home needs.

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How to make children more interested in studies? at home and at school

How to make children more interested in studies? at home and at school

Sounds like the problem every School faces and of course parents also do, but nudging provides a brilliant solution to this complex problem.

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“Mum, I’ve been trying since so long, I can’t get the answer!”

“Mum, I’ve been trying since so long, I can’t get the answer!”

I can’t tell you how often my children say that to me. We need a motivation that makes them focus better.

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Sitting too long for any activity at home/school. It is hard to FOCUS!

Sitting too long for any activity at home/school. It is hard to FOCUS!

Sitting too long in classrooms, computer, activities at home make children go into a slouch positions and also loose focus.

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The Leafy Green Washing Machine

The Leafy Green Washing Machine

Dark, leafy greens are nutrient-rich, but typically aren’t a part of kids’ normal mealtime routines.

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A visual cue is worth a thousand instructions

A visual cue is worth a thousand instructions

Kaye Otten feels that in her twenty-five year career as an educator, she have often used visual supports to prevent problem behaviors.

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