Archives for March2016

Why Kids Lie and What to Do About It

Catching your kid in a lie can be shocking– unless you know why it’s happening. The first time you catch them with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar and …

Empathy: How to Encourage Your Young Child Towards Give and Take

For some kids, sharing comes really naturally, but for others, it’s a learned behavior that takes time and practice. It can be frustrating for parents to that second group, but …

Little Philanthropist: Teaching Kids to Donate Creates a Culture of Generosity

Sharing and experiencing this positive boost is a way to shape individual progress, both emotionally and financially. When our children are young, we stress the importance of manners, sharing, and …

Choosing a Middle School That is Right For Your Little Learner

Ease the worry when it comes to educating your growing child in the best possible way for him or her. It can be one of the most anxiety-forming processes to …

Detecting Learning Difficulties Early and What You Can Do About It

There is more hope than ever for children who suffer from developmental issues. A woman we’ll call Diane was the mother to two children. Her first child, a boy, was …

Bringing Back Family Dinner With 5 Easy Kid-Friendly Meals

Make food fun for nutrition, life skills, bonding, and kitchen family time. In the old days, dinnertime was absolutely sacrosanct, even an occasion worthy of dressing up. Back then, home …

Falling Behind: Signs that Your Child is Struggling Academically and What You Can Do to Help

Signs for learning disabilities can appear early on in school, and the sooner a problem is identified, the better. There are normal challenges for kids in middle school and high …

Keeping it Clean: Encouraging Good Hygiene in Young Children

Dirt makes kids happier than a pig in the mud, but where does that leave you? Do you ever look at your child, the most precious thing in the whole …

Personal Flair: When Our Kids Start Dressing Themselves

When toddlers start dressing on their own, well, there should be a nature documentary. When they are babies, we do everything for them, including choosing what they wear. We base …

Forever Home: What to Know About First Pets for Small Children

Are you hearing, “I want a pony!” a lot lately? Some kids start angling for a pet as soon as they get out of the womb, and others don’t really …