Author Archive | Pam Myers, BSEd

5 Child-Friendly Apps to Encourage a

5 Child-Friendly Apps to Encourage a Love of Storytelling

Does your child have a vivid imagination? Do they love telling tales of curious creatures? Thanks to storytelling apps, your child can turn their imaginary tales into virtual stories. Adding a child-friendly storytelling app to your iPhone or iPad can encourage your little one’s active imagination while keeping them busy for hours. Check out these […]

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5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your kids […]

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How to Handle Your Budding Picasso – Some Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Artwork

If you are like so many parents, the family refrigerator is overflowing with great works of art your son or daughter has created through the years. From that first construction paper creation to the latest works of pen and ink, you have carefully preserved their art work – perhaps even framing a few of them […]

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Air travel with a toddler

Air Travel With a Toddler – Tips for Parents

Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until their kids are in their teens. For those of us who want to get back into traveling, it is essential to find ways to reduce the hassles that come up when […]

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Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready for some summertime fun! Here are a few ideas for backyard entertainment for the kids. Pool Tag All you need for this game is a pool full of water, a […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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Travel Safety Tipsfor

5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

Nothing is as stress-inducing as getting ready for a family vacation – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do list. Traveling is full of fun and excitement, but it’s important to be aware of safety issues while on the road. Whether you’re a […]

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Summer Reading: 6 New Books for Kids

Reading not only improves comprehension and cognition, but it can lure your kids away from endless hours of TV and video games. Here’s a list of newly published bestsellers for your kids to read this summer. Teens/Young Adults Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace (Ages 12+) Wasp’s job is simple – hunt ghosts. And every year she […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and parents may not realize the stress their children go through. It’s important for parents to prepare their children before each trip to the pediatrician. Whether the visit is to treat […]

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