Archive for 'Development'

Mood Swings

Mood Swings

When your teen’s moodiness is cause for concern. Mood Swings Mood swings and teens really do go hand-in-hand.  Along with the hormonal fluctuations, teens are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit [...]

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

Why it’s important to take our children’s grief seriously. Loss of a Pet Does your child have a small pet? Then be prepared for the inevitable. When children loose a small pet like a hamster or [...]

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

How to know if you’re over scheduling your child’s after school agenda. Over-Scheduling Kids Not only are children starting back into school at this time of year, they’re also enrolling in after school lessons and sports [...]

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Teenagers who are happy and positive during adolescence are found to have better general health as adults and are less likely to take part in risky behaviours, according to a recent study published in the July [...]

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]

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 [...]

Brain Development

Brain Development

A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Brain Development If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things are the way [...]

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

A recent study has found that boys are reaching puberty two years  earlier than previously reported, according to research out of the University of Vermont and published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal. On average [...]

Teaching Problem Solving

Teaching Problem Solving

The importance of teaching children self-discipline and problem solving Teaching Children Self-Control When it comes to discipline and children, the goal shouldn’t be controlling children, but rather helping them to learn self-control.  And the more our [...]

Latchkey Kids

Latchkey Kids

Is your child a latchkey kid? What to consider when your child is home alone. Latchkey Kids At around 11 or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone as [...]