Fear is a big part of life - no matter your age. But for kids, fear can be especially difficult to face. They are setting off on the great adventure of life, exploring, learning, growing. Even though it is great fun, it can also be... (Read More)
Just leave me alone! If you have kids in your house, you’ve probably heard this demand before. (And it may not even have been from the youngest members of the household.)
There's nothing wrong with being active and involved. In fact... (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)
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)
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)