Archive for 'Kid Culture'

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 [...]

Summer Camps and Friendship

Summer Camps and Friendship

Just why do kids make such close friendships at camps? Summer Camps Did your children go away to camp this summer? Then likely you were pleased and amazed by the close friendship they formed over such [...]

Raising Kids in the 21st Century

Raising Kids in the 21st Century

This book is an easy-to-read guide on raising emotionally healthy children that is based on sound psychological research. Raising Kids in the 21st Century format makes it a good choice for students, parents, or practitioners. - [...]

Overnight Camps and Homesickness

Overnight Camps and Homesickness

Feeling homesick is common with children at overnight camp. Fortunately for most, those homesick blues quickly pass. Going away to overnight or residential camp can be one of the more rewarding experiences of childhood. Living in [...]

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Young children who are considered overweight when they are four and five years old are at a higher risk of having social problems and suffering from bullying and teasing as they get older, according to a [...]