Archive for 'Early School'

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 [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

Step Siblings

Step Siblings

The challenge of life with step siblings. Step Siblings When a parent with children remarries another parent with children, a whole new family dynamic is created. Mark Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Moms House or [...]

Families & Life Lessons

Families & Life Lessons

 How those everyday chores teach our children lessons on life. Families and Life Lessons Taking your toddler and preschooler along for everyday chores like banking and shopping can be a great lesson for kids.  Helping out [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

 How to actually get your children to behave a little better! Improve Kids’ Behaviour Usually when our children misbehave, especially the young ones, it’s quite unintentional.  They simply don’t know any better.  Which is why we [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

Raising Problem Solvers

Raising Problem Solvers

 How to raise children who solve their own problems. Raising Problem Solvers When your child has a problem, are you tempted to jump in there and make it right? It’s a common reaction.  But if we [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

Nightwaking

Nightwaking

 Why do children sometimes wake in the middle of the night? Night Waking Just when you thought your child was finally sleeping through the night, you’re rudely awakened, literally.  Night waking is a common complaint among [...]