Archive for 'Teen'

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, [...]

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 [...]

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

Why parents may want to create a bedtime routine for their babies. Bedtime Routines In the first year of a child’s life babies need anywhere from 13 to 15 hours of sleep each day, including naptime. [...]

Time Management in High School

Time Management in High School

Too many school assignments and too few hours? There’s no time like the present to give your teen some valuable lessons in time management. High school is a whole different game for a lot of students. [...]

Why Girls Talk –  and What They’re Really Saying

Why Girls Talk – and What They’re Really Saying

Teenage girls often worry about how others view them, and as a result, they resist expressing their honest feelings for fear of not being accepted. They may continue to talk a lot, but often they express [...]

Nature Vs Gifts

Nature Vs Gifts

Teaching our kids to value more than just the material things in life. Gifts vs Nature Particularly at this time of year, it’s difficult to convince kids that there’s more to life than just stuff, after [...]

Putting Kids First During the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids First During the Holiday Rush

Why it’s important to make the holiday season chaos a family affair. Kids and the Holiday Rush From holiday shopping, to kids concerts, to decorating, baking and more, this time of year is chaotic.  From Hanukkah [...]

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]