Summertime – time for lazy afternoons, soaking up sunshine, swimming and enjoying a baseball game. (Oh yes, and freedom from school and homework). Isn't summer all about letting go of the routine and just going with the flow? Well, maybe ideally... (Read More)
Ah, a kid's life. Playing, snacking, hanging out, watching TV. Sounds like a stress-free life, doesn't it? But in reality kids get stressed too - and they need to learn how to handle that stress.
Name it. First teach kids to recognize their... (Read More)
Our children are our most precious resources. We love them. We protect them. We provide for them. But do we talk to them? In our rushed world, one thing that often gets pushed to the side in the rush is quiet time with our kids. The next time you... (Read More)
Sweet summertime! The kids can let their imaginations soar and entertain themselves all day long.
Unfortunately, the reality of summertime may not be so sweet. First, kids aren't always that great at entertaining themselves. Then, with all of the... (Read More)
Sing along now: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down …”
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down. But here’s something even better! A spoonful of creativity could help you and your little ones avoid the need for... (Read More)
If you have little ones who balk at bedtime, maybe it's time to help them change the way they think about sleep.
You know how important a good night's sleep is. During sleep is when the brain recharges and refuels. According to the Sleep... (Read More)
You don't have to make everything you do with your kids an educational experience. But since science is fun, why not use everyday activities to bring science to life for your kids? And you'll help them see that science is all around them. Where to... (Read More)
You know that learning can be a fun, exhilarating experience - but sometimes kids have a different perspective. Too often when they think of learning, they relate it to the stress that school brings (think homework and grades). So how can you help... (Read More)
Sharing. It is one of those ideals that is, for the most part, universally considered to be a behavior to strive toward. But sharing isn't always easy - especially for kids. Since we as adults sometimes struggle with sharing, it shouldn't be... (Read More)