Archive for 'Development'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]
Were you a bedwetter? Then chances are your child will be too, because bedwetting is often hereditary. At around three or four years of age, once a child has mastered toilet learning, he then begins to [...]
A look at the many causes of hearing loss and impairment in children. Causes of Hearing Loss When it comes to hearing loss, the elderly usually come to mind. But hearing loss can and does happen [...]
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