Archive for 'Kid Culture'

Homesickness

Homesickness

 What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness.  In [...]

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 [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

The many benefits of signing your child up for day-camps. Daycamp Benefits For many parents, childcare can be a big problem during the summer months. But day-camps are a great alternative for summer childcare, offering a [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

The signs that your child is ready and raring to got to overnight camp. Overnight Camp Ready Are you thinking that this summer you’re going to send your child off to an overnight camp for a [...]

Music and Young Children

Music and Young Children

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the love of music. Fortunately it doesn’t require expensive lessons and instruments to do this. Singing, even speaking in a sing-song voice to children is [...]

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 [...]

Family TV Time

Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer. Family TV Time In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights [...]

The Bully, The Bullied and The Bystander

The Bully, The Bullied and The Bystander

It’s the deadliest combination going: bullies who get what they want from their target, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who either watch, participate, or look away, and adults who see the incidents as [...]

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

From one of Canada’s most inspiring and gifted sports heroes, an urgently needed guide to getting our kids active and healthy. Like many of us, Silken Laumann’s fondest childhood memories are of play: staying outside until [...]