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)
As adults we have become accustomed to thinking of stress as a normal part of our days. It's true that some stress is good for us. This stress, eustress, is beneficial and is usually associated with feelings of anticipation and excitement... (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)
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)
Summer – time for long afternoons enjoying the sunshine and freedom from school and homework. At least that is usually the vision kids have of summer, especially when they are daydreaming and counting down the days until school is out. For... (Read More)
Play. It's an important part of childhood. From the simple joys of climbing a tree or catching a ball to the elaborate daydreams of flying to the moon in a box or building the world's tallest skyscraper with blocks, these activities allow kids to... (Read More)
"Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there." - Bo Jackson
One way to help motivate yourself to action and success, at any age, is to set a goal to work toward. Goal setting is an art in itself, and it's important to show kids how to... (Read More)
STEM activities are so good at helping kids learn problem solving and critical thinking. Just in case you needed another reason to get your kids involved in STEM activities, did you know that they also help kids learn the five themes of citizenship... (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)