Archive for 'Education'

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

A recent study has shown that children who suffer from migraines are three times more likely to perform below average in school compared to children that don’t suffer from migraine headaches at all. The study examined [...]

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 [...]

School Zone Safety

School Zone Safety

A few driving safety tips for those school zones. School Zone Safety Now that summer is gone and the kids are back in school, it’s time to put our guard back up when it comes to [...]

Preschool Brain Development and Education

Preschool Brain Development and Education

Are your preschooler’s cognitive skills developing on track? Preschool Development During the preschool period, children begin to develop abilities that will help them fair well once they enter school. But Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The [...]

Preparing A Preschooler for Kindergarten

Preparing A Preschooler for Kindergarten

Is your preschooler ready for kindergarten? If not, there’s a lot parents can do to help prepare a child. Inspite of our best efforts, sometimes children just aren’t ready to take the big step of heading [...]

Preparing Children for Grade One

Preparing Children for Grade One

When it comes to our children’s education, entering the first grade represents a big milestone. Fortunately there are ways to ease the transition. Grade one! It’s quite a milestone in a child’s life…and a parent’s! For [...]

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Children who live in households where one or more parents smoke miss more school days than children who live in smoke-free households. The US study found that in homes with one smoker, children aged 6 to [...]

Preparing Your Child for School

Preparing Your Child for School

How to get your preschooler prepared for school in the fall. Preparing for School Is your pre-school child starting school this coming fall? Getting kids school ready now, is only going to make the transition easier [...]

Correcting Children’s Speech

Correcting Children’s Speech

When your child mispronounces words and sounds should you correct them? Most language experts say “no”. As adults, it’s often tempting to correct our young children when their speech isn’t perfect. However we need to remind [...]