Archive for 'Tween'

Initiating Homework

Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework. Initiating Homework When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours [...]

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping your disorganized middle-schooler get organized Disorganized Tweens There are a lot of changes that go on in the life of the preteen and early adolescent.  Middle school for one.  Hormones for another.  It can result [...]

Middle School Years

Middle School Years

Helping your child sail through those challenging tween years. Middle School Years Sudden growth spurts, mood swings, and all the other changes that take place during puberty can be tough on our kids. And tweens may [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

After School Snacks

After School Snacks

Is after school snacking a bad idea? After School Snacks Does your kid raid the cupboard or fridge the moment school is over?  After school snacking is a must for most kids, and as long as [...]

Safe Halloween Costumes

Safe Halloween Costumes

Keeping our adorable little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween Halloween Safety Well, tonight’s the big night, when our children don their costumes and head out for a night of trick or treating. But those same [...]

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

 What to do with your child’s pounds of Halloween candy. Halloween Candy So, all year long you work hard at serving nutritious food to your kids and limiting junk food, only to have your efforts sabotaged [...]

Snacks and Junk Food

Snacks and Junk Food

A look at the good, the bad and the ugly of snacks and junk food. Snacks and Junk Food According to  recent study just 3% of Canadian kids were considered obese back in 1979.  Now that [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]