Archive for 'Development'
How getting parents off the couch makes healthier kids. Parents as Role Models Do you wish your kids were a little more physically active, but are at wit’s end on how to get them up and [...]
Caring for Kids: The Complete Canadian Guide to Children’s Health is a comprehensive contemporary guide to health and wellness in children (ages 0-10), combining medically sound care with cutting edge research. With information culled from the [...]
How to talk and listen to your kids so they feel valued. Communication Sometimes it’s all too easy to jump to conclusions or state our opinion before we’ve really listened to what our kids have to [...]
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 [...]
Why the family that laughs together stays together. Humor in the Family Being a parent is serious stuff, but that doesn’t man we need to be only serious with our kids. Laughing and joking and having [...]
Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]
A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children. According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]
The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]
Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]
A recent study has found that boys are reaching puberty two years earlier than previously reported, according to research out of the University of Vermont and published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal. On average [...]
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