Childhood encompasses an exponential amount of curiosity, interest, and enthusiasm. All that energy is better used when harnessed in constructive and creative environments.
After school programs allow children to direct this vigor in a consistent... (Read More)
Childhood development essentially makes up the cognitive evolution, social interconnectedness, and physiological makeup that takes place between birth and adolescence. Autonomy, or self-sufficiency, is the ultimate goal for children. While the rate... (Read More)
Don't touch the dishes!
This reminder is for all of you moms and dads who are trying to help your kids learn to become more independent by assigning chores or any number of steps you might take to foster self reliance. But it can be tough, can't... (Read More)
It's fascinating to think that the toys we play with as children can essentially aid in our motor skills and cognitive development. To new parents and experienced parents like, and with adequate information and a willingness to expand, we can give... (Read More)
As we are entering the giving season, it's the perfect time of year for teaching kids about giving. A great place to start is by helping your child understand the importance of sharing. For any child, sharing can sometimes be a challenge. And let's... (Read More)
Autumn has officially arrived ... finally. Some people are sad to see summer come to an end - even though it unofficially wrapped up once school resumed. Whether you are one of those who looks forward to each new season or one who looks back sadly... (Read More)
When your child is struggling in school, that struggle often spills over into life in other areas, like home and extracurricular activities. Learning is fun. But if you have a child who struggles, chances are that school will become dreaded, which... (Read More)
Some anxiety is normal. We all experience anxiety on some level in the course of a normal day. As adults it may come from rushing to get kids to school on time, navigating a busy grocery store or meeting a deadline at work. For kids it may come from... (Read More)
You have a lot to do.
But do you ever find yourself at a loss when it comes to deciding what to do next?
There can be various reasons. Maybe you just don't want to do what needs to be done. Maybe it is boring. Or a little bit hard. Maybe... (Read More)
Play is important. Research proves it. But really we just know it from personal experience, don't we? Isn't that why there is so much talk about work-life balance?
It goes beyond just finding a happy medium between work and life, though. That... (Read More)