Archive for 'Early School'

Headaches

Headaches

When should a child’s headache be seen by a doctor. Headaches It’s easy to feel worried when a child has a headache.  And headaches that worsen or occur frequently, are accompanied by vomiting, visual changes, or [...]

Coxsackie Virus

Coxsackie Virus

Hand foot and mouth disease. What every parent needs to know. Coxsackie Virus Coxsackie viruses are a common bug that many children get.  It’s pretty contagious, spreading from person to person, usually from unwashed hands and [...]

Divorce & Education

Divorce & Education

Can the divorce of parents affect how children do in school? Divorce and Education There is nothing that can affect a child’s performance in school more than their home life. Which is why divorce can impact [...]

Food and Education

Food and Education

How eating the right stuff can help kids learn better. Food and  Education Some times the simplest things can help our children succeed in school. For example a good eight or ten hours of solid sleep [...]

After School Activities

After School Activities

Getting a handle on children’s extracurricular activities. After School Activities When it comes to the school years, extracurricular activities play a big role in children’s education.  It’s a chance for them to explore learning about areas [...]

Ignoring Misbehavior

Ignoring Misbehavior

When ignoring bad behavior is the best thing a parent can do. Ignoring Misbehavior Let’s face it, some things kids do can drive a parent bonkers, and it’s tempting to punish certain behaviors. But there are [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

No Debate Limits

No Debate Limits

How to set limits without a fight. No Debate Limits When you lay down a rule in your home, are you up for a fight? While there is a time and place for discussion with our [...]

The Good Side of Bad Behaviour

The Good Side of Bad Behaviour

 Finding the silver lining in your child’s defiant behavior. The Good Side of Bad Behavior Is your child a bit willful, ready to stomp his feet and be demanding when he doesn’t get what he wants? [...]

Humor and Discipline

Humor and Discipline

How a little humor goes a long way when it comes to guiding our kids. Humor and Discipline Marry Poppins said it best, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”.  When it comes to [...]