Archive for 'Development'

Brain Development

Brain Development

A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Brain Development If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things are the way [...]

Teen Brain, Teen Mind

Teen Brain, Teen Mind

Let’s get something straight right from the start: Parenting teenagers is a tough business. You want to protect your kids and help them, but you don’t understand them. What goes on in their brains is beyond [...]

Latchkey Kids

Latchkey Kids

Is your child a latchkey kid? What to consider when your child is home alone. Latchkey Kids At around 11 or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone as [...]

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Keeping Your ‘Latchkey Kid’ Safe

Keeping Your ‘Latchkey Kid’ Safe

Safety tips for kids home alone after school. Latchkey Kid Safety At around 11or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone after school is a real child-care option for [...]

No Mind Left Behind

No Mind Left Behind

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Adam Cox reveals what parents and educators need to know about executive control skills – the eight essential cognitive abilities that are crucial for every child. These skills help every [...]

Adolescents and Their Peers

Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers. Adolescents and Peers As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

The more empathetic a child is the better they cope with stress.  This is the conclusion of a recent survey of more than 1500 Spanish students between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Researchers found [...]

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, [...]