Archives for August2016

The Winning Team: Encouraging Your Child to Play Sports

Some kids take to the field like fish to water where others need a little more help finding a sport they love. When our children get involved in sports, there …

You Got This! Great Kids Books about the First Day of School!

There is a treasure trove of amazing books out there that can help your little one get ready for the big day. The first day of school is on its …

From Helicopter to Hands Off: Surprising Parenting Practices and Trends Here and Abroad

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, other cultures’ parenting approaches might change your mind. We all tend to think of our parenting style as normal. We look around …

Pro-Active Self-Care: Talking To Teens About Depression

Teens in America are highly susceptible to depression­, and it’s more than just the blues. The potential for depression really starts to hit hard during adolescence and for valid reasons. …

Your Special Needs Child Starts Kindergarten

This is a big day for your family–what do you need to know? If your special girl or boy is five, you’ve got a handle on the specifics of their …

First Day of Kindergarten: 7 Strategies for You and Your Kids

They are growing up! It’s natural to be both wistful and proud. This year at the local elementary school, the kindergarten teachers were greeting new parents for next fall and …

Schoolyard Bullying: Why Kids Do It and How to Prevent It

Bullying is an unfortunate truth, even when kids are very young. Thankfully, it has come to light in the current discourse. Kids are little opportunists: they want what they want, …

Positive Academics: Encouraging Excellent Study Habits in Your Young Child

There is no question we want our children to get ahead in school, so where do we start? The beginning of a new school year is always here before we …

Saved By the Bell: Getting in the Swing for School

When summer wanes, we have a bittersweet moment where we must bid goodbye to the warmth and the long days. When the time comes to stash the flip-flops rolls around, …

Building a New Family: Adoption Then and Now

All over the world, children are displaced from war, extreme poverty, and natural disasters. And at the same time, couples around the globe cannot conceive and want nothing more than …