Archive for 'Tween'

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Family Reunions During the Holiday Seasons

Family Reunions During the Holiday Seasons

Planning to reunite with family and friends over the holiday season? We unwrap the secrets to making holiday reunions fun for the whole family. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are even better when families gather [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]