Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Why Friends Matter

Why Friends Matter

How friendship teaches kids important life lessons. Why Friends Matter Ask a kid what’s so great about having friends and they’ll probably say “friends are fun”.   They’re right.  But learning to socialize and get a long [...]