Archive for 'Development'

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy  health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]

The Developing Brain

The Developing Brain

 A look at when your child’s brain is fully developed. Brain and Development Science is learning more and more about human brain development. One thing that’s become clear is that brains continue to develop until at [...]

Development and Weight Changes

Development and Weight Changes

Why our children’s body weight can sometimes fluctuate. Development and Weight Changes When it comes to a child’s weight, the fact is there’s often little a child can do about shedding or gaining a few extra [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brain Development

Brain Development

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

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 [...]

Latchkey Teens

Latchkey Teens

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