Archive for 'Kid Culture'

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 [...]

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Socialization & Bullies

Socialization & Bullies

Preventing bullying by teaching children good social skills. How to be Social Children who are victims of bullies may not have learned to speak up  for themselves, and bullies, somewhere along the line, learned to use [...]

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 [...]

Benefits of Siblings

Benefits of Siblings

Forget rivalry. The upside of sharing life with a sibling. Benefits of Siblings Usually when you think about being the parent of siblings, rivalry comes to mind.  But there’s so much more to sharing life with [...]

Kids and Sleepovers

Kids and Sleepovers

Why sleeping over at a friend’s is a childhood rite of passage. Kids and Sleepovers Sleepovers are a rite of passage for most kids, and no wonder. Sitting up giggling into the wee hours of the [...]

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Sending children off to their first overnight camp can give both parents and children a case of the jitters. But with a little preparation, residential camp can be the thrill of a child’s lifetime. Going away [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

How kids benefit from being a team player. Competitive Sports According to a recent survey 55% of boys and 44% or girls between five and fourteen are involved in organized sports. And it’s teaching them a [...]