Stress Management Tips for Kids

Stress Management Tips for Kids

We live in stressful times. From social media to family troubles to politics, there are a lot of stressors out there in the world. This is true for adults, but it is also true for kids. Children tend to be even more susceptible to noise and commotion than adults. Plus, due to their age, they… Read more »

3 Tips for Encouraging Your Kids to Be Active

3 Tips for Encouraging Your Kids to Be Active

In this day and age, getting and staying active is difficult for anyone. We have all sorts of distractions that keep us glued onto our couches—video games, cellphones, and Netflix, to name a few—and as a result, our health can deteriorate. This is especially so for children who, if they don’t exercise, can be at… Read more »

How to Help Your Shy Child

How to Help Your Shy Child

Some of us remember what it was like to be the shy child in the classroom. It wasn’t easy then, and it isn’t easy now as you’re watching one of your own children struggling with shyness. What’s important to remember, though, is that shyness is a completely normal behavior that everyone goes through. Certain people… Read more »

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling in School

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling in School

Bad grades happen. No matter how gifted your child is, chances are there is one test or one class they will do poorly in. However, when bad grades start to become a pattern, then it’s time to sit down and get to the bottom of what’s really going on. If your child is starting to… Read more »

5 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Writing Skills

5 Ways to Develop Your Child's Writing Skills

We write every day. While the majority of us may not be penning the next great novel, we are writing emails, filling out forms, and drafting papers. Even text messaging is considered a form of writing (albeit, a much more casual form). We need writing skills, now more than ever, and that’s why it’s so… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

You may have grown up the bookworm of the family, but that doesn’t mean your child will too. As important as reading is to your child’s growth and education, not every child loves to read. There are, thankfully, a few ways for you to instill a love of reading early on in their lives: Read… Read more »

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Our Children

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Our Children

You sit down in the morning and turn on the TV; you pull out your phone and scroll through your twitter feed; then you whip out your Nintendo Switch and start playing that new Mario game. Before you know it, the clock’s reading 6pm and you haven’t done much of anything except stare at screens… Read more »

Stress Management Tips for Parents

Stress Management Tips

There’s no doubt about it—parenting can be stressful. You’re juggling a full-time job with being a full-time parent, and while your kids are adorable, they do sometimes misbehave! Your anxiety and stress will affect your kids over time, so it’s best to learn and practice simple stress management tips and relaxation exercises. Here are some… Read more »

Benefits of Hands-On Learning

Hands on Learning

How do you keep kids engaged, encourage them to remember what they’ve learned and promote a creative classroom environment? Hands-on learning! Here are some of the benefits of hands-on learning: Hands-on, brains on Hands-on learning engages multiple parts of children’s brains—the right brain through visual and spatial activities, and the left brain through analytic and… Read more »

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

Healthy School Lunch Essentials

The 2018-19 school year is well underway. For a successful, healthy school year, make sure your children are eating nutritious lunches at school. Here’s how to pack a healthy school lunch: Whole grains are your best friend Want to know how to make kid-approved favorites like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or macaroni and cheese… Read more »