Archive for 'Development'

Is There a Santa?

Is There a Santa?

What to say when your child questions the big guy in red. Is there a Santa? During this time of the year, you can count on a few things. Children will begin to be inundated with [...]

Girls and Fitness

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 [...]

3 Challenges of Early Onset Puberty

3 Challenges of Early Onset Puberty

Is your preteen an early developer? There may be special challenges early bloomers face when they mature early. During puberty our children’s bodies are going through dramatic changes and growth. Generally these changes begin to take [...]

Tweens & TV

Tweens & TV

Why it’s important to make TV time, family time. Tweens & TV With so many television channels to choose from, it’s difficult to keep tabs on what our tweens are watching. That’s concerning, because a lot [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, you may want to make a point of stocking up with healthy, high calorie foods for your teen on the go. It turns out, teens need a lot of food [...]

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 [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]