Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

Young Kids and Television

Young Kids and Television

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.  Young Kids and Television Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children under two years [...]

Punishment

Punishment

Why corporal punishment isn’t the answer to getting kids to behave. Punishment At one time spanking and hitting children was very common, and was thought to go along with good parenting. But over time, it became [...]

Instructing Kids

Instructing Kids

Why limit setting is so much easier when kids know the rules. Instructing Kids Letting our children know what we expect of them and telling them how to do what we want, is one of the [...]

Logical Consequences

Logical Consequences

How logical consequences help set limits for our children. Logical Consequences What if limits were set with our kids, not because as parents, we arbitrarily set the rules, but because those limits just made sense?  It’s [...]

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.  [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

The many benefits of signing your child up for daycamps. Daycamp Benefits For many parents, childcare can be a big problem during the summer months. But daycamps are a great alternative for summer childcare, offering a [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

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

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone.  Airlines have rules in place [...]