Archive for 'Development'

Homework and Planning

Homework and Planning

How to help your child excel at their homework by planning better. Homework and Planning Is your child having difficulty with homework assignments…like not getting them completed? Sometimes the reasons for this can have more to [...]

Raising Problem Solvers

Raising Problem Solvers

 How to raise children who solve their own problems. Raising Problem Solvers When your child has a problem, are you tempted to jump in there and make it right? It’s a common reaction.  But if we [...]

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Are you living with a chatter-box? If your child is a preschooler, the answer is probably “yes”. Three and four and five year olds love to ask questions. And when they’re not asking questions they’re likely [...]

Bedtime Stories for Boys

Bedtime Stories for Boys

The value of bedtime stories for boys. Bedtime Stories for Boys There’s nothing quite as wonderful as curling up with your children and reading them a bedtime story.  Bedtime stories are entertaining and provide all sorts [...]

How to Teach initiative to Children

How to Teach initiative to Children

How to teach children to think and act for themselves. Kids Taking Action Wish your child would take more initiative in life? Well, it’s understandable. People with initiative generally don’t wait for someone to tell them [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

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 [...]

Raising Kids Who Care

Raising Kids Who Care

Its up to us as parents to raise children who care about others in the world around them. Conscious Kids We’ve all met those children and young people who are aware and caring about the world [...]

After School Activities

After School Activities

Getting a handle on children’s extracurricular activities. After School Activities When it comes to the school years, extracurricular activities play a big role in children’s education.  It’s a chance for them to explore learning about areas [...]

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 [...]