Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Summer Camps and Friendship

Summer Camps and Friendship

Just why do kids make such close friendships at camps? Summer Camps Did your children go away to camp this summer? Then likely you were pleased and amazed by the close friendship they formed over such [...]

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

How to help the tween or teen overcome sibling rivalry. Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry among young children is common, and hopefully they outgrow it by the time they are tweens or teens. But if rivalry persists [...]

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

According to recent research of more than 1700 high school students in Vermount and New Hampshire, American teens who played on three or more sports teams in the last years were nearly 30% less likely to [...]

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Have you signed your child up for after-school sports leagues and lessons? Former Olympian Silken Laumann, author of Child’s Play believes that there is a lot of be gained in those leagues and clubs. “You have [...]