Archive for 'Development'

Recess and Exercise

Recess and Exercise

Why keeping recess alive at school is important for health’s sake. Recess & Exercise Remember when you were a kid, how your favorite subject was recess?  In all seriousness recess is a very important part of [...]

Parents as Role Models

Parents as Role Models

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

Caring for Kids

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 [...]

Non-judgmental Communication

Non-judgmental Communication

 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 [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

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 [...]

Humour in the Family

Humour in the Family

 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 [...]

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

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 [...]

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 [...]

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

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 [...]

Crankiness and Milestones

Crankiness and Milestones

The connection between crankiness & developmental milestones. Crankiness & Milestones Have you ever tried to learn a new skill, only to be frustrated and irritated by set-backs while trying to master it?  Well, that same frustration [...]