Archive for 'Development'

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

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 [...]

Discussing TV and Movies

Discussing TV and Movies

 How a little shared TV time can you closer to your kids. Discussing TV and Movies Sometimes it’s easy to think of TV shows or movies as something that is separate from family time.  But if [...]

Middle School Years

Middle School Years

Helping your child sail through those challenging tween years. Middle School Years Sudden growth spurts, mood swings, and all the other changes that take place during puberty can be tough on our kids. And tweens may [...]

Latchey Kids

Latchey Kids

 A look at finding after school childcare solutions for the older kid. Latchkey Kids As working parents, after school childcare can be difficult to find, and expensive. An option for some families is having their child [...]

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

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 [...]

Media Literacy

Media Literacy

Using TV to teach our kids to be critical thinkers. Media Literacy Let’s face it, electronic media isn’t going away.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  From radio to TV, to movies, smartphones, tablets and more, [...]

Driving to School

Driving to School

Keeping teens safe when they drive to school. Driving to School Did your teen work and save for a car this summer?   Or maybe she uses the family car to get to school some days.  Believe [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Staycations

Staycations

Why the best family holiday could be right at home, Staycations. Staycations Sometimes it’s easy to forget about all of the great activities available right in our own backyard.  There’s local museums, pools, and parks to [...]