Archive for 'Kid Culture'

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When Children Fight With Their Friends

When Children Fight With Their Friends

Is your child on the outs with his friends? As tempting as it is, jumping in to solve her tiffs isn’t the best solution. When our children have a fight with one of their friends, it’s [...]

Girls Will Be Girls

Girls Will Be Girls

Girls Will Be Girls will enlighten parents on ways to empower girls from age 6 to 16 to face today’s challenging world. Author Joann Deak uses the latest brain research to illustrate the exciting new ways [...]