Archive for 'Kid Culture'

Music and Young Children

Music and Young Children

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the love of music. Fortunately it doesn’t require expensive lessons and instruments to do this. Singing, even speaking in a sing-song voice to children is [...]

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 [...]

Child-Led Quality Time

Child-Led Quality Time

The benefits of letting kids take the lead with fun, family activities. Family Quality Time When it comes to spending one-on-one quality time with our children, or planning fun family activities, parents often take the lead. [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

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 [...]