Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines. Common core, standardized testing, and disciplinary issues take away from the joy of teaching. Most often, parents and students encounter fully committed educators who teach out of their desire to impact the future. Then, there are those discouraging times when parents have a negative experience. What are […]
The holidays are an expensive time. You have travel expenses, gift giving expenses, and there are parties to host and to attend that cost more than your average monthly expenses. Add in the expense of entertaining your children, who are now home on break, and it’s enough to set you on a financial road to […]
Officially, the jury is still out on how the Mozart effect works on improving the cognitive capacity of children. In fact, the theory itself is questionable. But social scientists do know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is a positive correlation between music and learning. The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology […]
Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for… ” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]
Your parenting style began to evolve when you were a small child. How you were parented, your experiences growing up, and your values shape how you approach parenting. Your goals for your child and your definition of parenting success play an important role in your personal parenting style. Your spouse comes to the role of […]
Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to allow them to pursue all of their interests. However, this can lead to overscheduling. The result is that your child can easily become stressed out, cranky, and exhausted. It’s not healthy […]
A recent research study published in the August edition of Sleep Medicine found that teens with insomnia were more likely to have depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The study was conducted using over 350 high school students (grades 7-12) in South Australia. The study also indicates that the early treatment of insomnia may […]
As children develop emotionally and mentally, they begin to figure out not only that their words and actions have consequences, but that they can also bend the truth. They learn that the words they use elicit a reaction from you. The natural tendency is to test this new found realization and to lie to avoid […]
The current best-selling parent book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, provides parents with some very practical tips on how to be parents. The authors are able to make some rather complex science easy for parents to understand and apply in providing the nurture, guidance and structure children need to […]
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