Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy  health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]

Development and Weight Changes

Development and Weight Changes

Why our children’s body weight can sometimes fluctuate. Development and Weight Changes When it comes to a child’s weight, the fact is there’s often little a child can do about shedding or gaining a few extra [...]

Signs of Reading Difficulties

Signs of Reading Difficulties

What to do when learning to read is easier said than done. Signs of Reading Difficulties For some kids learning to read is quite the challenge. But since reading is so integral to a child’s education, [...]

Speech and Socialization

Speech and Socialization

 Is there a connection between speech and self esteem? Speech Socialization For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship. And since communication is so much a part of friendship, it’s important that our children learn to clearly [...]