Archive for 'Early School'

Mentors

Mentors

The important influence others can have on our children’s lives. Mentors It takes a lot of effort to raise kids well.  On top of providing clothIng, food and shelter, we need to guide and teach our [...]

Need for Extended Family

Need for Extended Family

A look at the changing role of the extended family. Need for Extended Family Who do you turn to for advice or a little help for raising your kids?  If you’re like most of us, it’s [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

Pets and Children

Pets and Children

How a family pet can improve your relationship with your child. Pets and Children There’s something about children and pets.  Perhaps it’s that pets give such unconditional love. From gerbils to horses,  pets can teach children [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

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

Creating a Family Village

Creating a Family Village

Creating a strong support network to make raising your children a little easier. Creating a Family Village We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. It’s true.  Raising children is a [...]

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 [...]

Overnight Camp Readiness

Overnight Camp Readiness

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

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]