Archive for 'Development'

Need for Extended Family

Need for Extended Family

A look at the changing role of the extended family. Need for Extended Family Who do you turn to for advice or a little help for raising your kids?  If you’re like most of us, it’s [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

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 [...]

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

The signs that your child is ready and raring to got to overnight camp. Overnight Camp? Are you thinking that this summer you’re going to send your child off to an overnight camp for a week [...]

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]