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After School Activites

After School Activites

Getting a handle on children’s extracurricular activities. After School Activities When it comes to the school years, extracurricular activities play a big role in children’s education.  It’s a chance for them to explore learning about areas [...]

Food & Education

Food & Education

How eating the right stuff can help kids learn better. Food and Education Some times the simplest things can help our children succeed in school. For example a good eight or ten hours of solid sleep [...]

Stress for Today’s Students

Stress for Today’s Students

Why today’s high school students feel so stressed out. Stress for Today’s Students Some studies have shown that today’s high school students feel a great deal of anxiety and stress, with nearly 30% saying that they’re [...]

Homework and Planning

Homework and Planning

How to help your child excel at their homework by planning better. Homework and Planning Is your child having difficulty with homework assignments…like not getting them completed? Sometimes the reasons for this can have more to [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

Does your preteen’s messy room drive you crazy? Believe it not, that mess is a necessary part of your child’s development. If you have a child between 9 and 12, you may have noticed a few [...]

Adolescents and Their Peers

Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers. Adolescents and Peers As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not [...]

Teens, Peers & Family

Teens, Peers & Family

Peers vs. family.  Who matters most? Teens, Peers & Family Once kids hit the preteen and teen years, their peer group seems to matter most.  But Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine  says parents [...]

12 Hours to a Great Marriage

12 Hours to a Great Marriage

If most people were asked what they wanted most out of life, nearly all of them would say they wanted a great marriage, one that would last forever. Yet nearly half of all marriages today end [...]