Archive for 'Tween'

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

Why taking a summer vacation with your children is so important. Family Vacations Well, it’s about that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to vacations. Summer vacations can provide some of the best memories [...]

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Balancing the summer school break when divorce is part of your family. Vacations and Divorce Summer time can create special challenges for families where divorce is part of the picture. For children with two parents in [...]

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

Tips for Exam Anxiety

Tips for Exam Anxiety

A few tips on helping kids cope with exam anxiety. Exam Anxiety We’ve all been there – exam time, so most of us know just how stressful it can be for our kids. Test anxiety is [...]

Today’s Podcast – Girls and Fitness

Today’s Podcast – Girls and Fitness

Keeping our daughters tuned into keeping fit Girls and Fitness Funny thing happens to girls on their way to becoming young women…they become more sedentary. Stasticis tell us, time and time again, that once girls hit [...]

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

All children excel in certain areas. For the child who is gifted academically, their intellectual abilities can pose unique challenges for both parents and schools. What makes a child intellectually gifted? Certainly genetics play a role, [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]