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How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How’s your child doing in school? An improvement in his grades may be no further away than a good night’s sleep. Sleep is a complex process with many stages including drowsiness, moderate sleep, deep restorative sleep, [...]

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

Are you wishing your children were a little more fiscally responsible? Then consider giving them a few of their own pennies to rub together. At some point children need to learn about money; how to spend [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

Did you sleepwalk as a child? Then chances are your child will be a sleep walker too! Sleepwalking. As strange as a phenomenon as it is, it’s one which is relatively common. Studies tell us that [...]

Milestones in Children During The Early School Years

Milestones in Children During The Early School Years

The easy going period of the early school aged years. Could life get any sweeter? The first five years of a child’s life are filled with one developmental milestone after another, and although it’s an exciting [...]

Aggression and Anger in Young Children

Aggression and Anger in Young Children

At around a year or 18 months of age, many parents notice a change in children’s behavior, as they turn from a lovable cuddly infant to an aggressive little tyke. Biting, hitting, kicking. Is toddler aggression [...]

Teen Dating

Teen Dating

Why it’s important for parents to have a heart-to-heart with teens before they starts dating. Is your teen beginning to date? Because young people are so unique, when they show interest in dating varies from the [...]

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]