Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Keeping Your ‘Latchkey Kid’ Safe

Keeping Your ‘Latchkey Kid’ Safe

Safety tips for kids home alone after school. Latchkey Kid Safety At around 11or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone after school is a real child-care option for [...]

No Mind Left Behind

No Mind Left Behind

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Adam Cox reveals what parents and educators need to know about executive control skills – the eight essential cognitive abilities that are crucial for every child. These skills help every [...]

Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. They have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child’s self-esteem. The Strong [...]

Making the Transition to Middle School

Helping our kids make the transition into middle school. Middle School Transition At around grades 6 or 7, most kids make the transition to middle school or junior high. It’s can be a big change for [...]

Helping Kids Transition to Middle School

Helping Kids Transition to Middle School

Helping our kids make the transition into middle school. Middle School Transition At around grades 6 or 7, most kids make the transition to middle school or junior high. It’s can be a big change for [...]

Child’s Play

Child’s Play

From one of Canada’s most inspiring and gifted sports heroes, an urgently needed guide to getting our kids active and healthy. Like many of us, Silken Laumann’s fondest childhood memories are of play: staying outside until [...]