Archive for 'Tween'

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 [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]

Keeping Teens Safe

Keeping Teens Safe

What parents need to consider to keep their adolescents safe. Keeping Adolescents Safe Have you had the “big talk” with your preteen or even teen?  Most parents dread the idea of sitting down and discussing the [...]

Sibling Jealousy

Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]

Children & Learning Disabilities

Children & Learning Disabilities

If you’re concerned your child has a learning disability, you may want to have an assessment earlier rather than later. Learning Disabilities From attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to dyslexia to Asperger’s, there are many learning disabilities [...]

Befriending Victims of Bullies

Befriending Victims of Bullies

It’s important to teach our children to be more than mere by standers when they witness bullying. Dealing With Bullying When it comes to bullying, there’s the bully, the victim and the bystander. Most kids fall [...]

The Effects of Bullying

The Effects of Bullying

While many may think of bullying as a childhood rite of passage, the effects of bullying can go well beyond the childhood years. The Effects of Bullying Bullying is a huge stress on children, and all adults [...]

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why serving your child a healthy breakfast is a must. Healthy Breakfasts They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no wonder. Most children will have gone a full ten or more [...]