Archive for 'Early School'

Why Children Need Encouragement

Why Children Need Encouragement

How encouragement goes a long way when it comes to disciplining kids. Why Children Need Encouragement When It comes to disciplining our kids, the one word that comes to mind is “no”. But saying “no” can [...]

Setting Limits on Screen Time

Setting Limits on Screen Time

What kids are really missing when they’re stuck in front of a TV. Setting Limits on Screen Time Stats tell us children spend an average of four hours a day watching TV.  That means that outside [...]

Counteracting Ads Aimed at Kids

Counteracting Ads Aimed at Kids

How to counteract all that advertising aimed at children. Counteracting ads aimed at kids Over the years, we’ve become accustomed to buying what we want now.  It’s created a bit of a credit crisis for a [...]

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]

Advertising and Nutrition

Advertising and Nutrition

Why educating our kids about advertising is good for their health.  Advertising and Nutrition Watch TV aimed at kids and you’ll see plenty of ads aimed at kids, and many of those advertisements are selling foods [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

Young Kids and Computers

Young Kids and Computers

Can computer time make our children more literate?  We’ll find out next on The Parent Report. Young Kids and Computers Well over 80% of households now have computers, and many homes have more than one. While [...]

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]