Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

The more empathetic a child is the better they cope with stress.  This is the conclusion of a recent survey of more than 1500 Spanish students between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Researchers found [...]