Let Your Child Decide Interests on Their Own

We’ve all seen that parent- the one who makes sure their child is in the school orchestra, the student counsel and captain of the tennis club all while looking over the kid’s shoulder. We all want to raise our children to be the best they can be. But how do we do this without being… Read more »

Better Communicate with your Child to Encourage Success

Communication skills are fundamental to success in the real world. Encouraging these skills in your child allows them throughout their life to interact with and listen to other people in school, their profession and in social settings.     To perpetuate your child’s communication and listening skills, make an effort each day to engage in… Read more »

The Things Children Pick up From Their Siblings

A lot of learning goes on at home, in addition to at school. Children’s parents and teachers can help teach them to read, write, listen and more. But its their siblings who can teach basic skills beyond scholastics they can carry with them throughout their entire lives.   For starters, growing up with brothers and… Read more »

WInter Fun for Children

It’s that time of year again. After school, on the weekends and during breaks children are home and unable to spend time outside playing, learning and exerting energy. In living rooms and bedrooms children and parents have to find new activities to do. It’s crucial however that these activities not only entertain a child, but… Read more »

Homeschooling Pros & Cons

When electing to homeschool, there are a lot of aspects to consider. With so many advantages and disadvantages, exploring the possibility of homeschooling from all angles will give you insight to make the right decision for your child.   Educating your children from home, you can control what your children learn and how they learn… Read more »

Physical Activity Paramount to Youth Development

In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside and participate in sports. Lately this is due in great part to fear of getting hurt, particularly over the latest controversy concerning concussions in football. But football of today is nowhere near your father’s or your grandfather’s sport…. Read more »

How to Encourage Your Child’s Learning Journey

The majority of US adolescents are on a normal path to a healthy, happy adult life. However, the adolescent years can be challenging and there is always a portion of these young adults that face juvenile delinquency. Alcohol and drug use as well as violence, illegal activity and unprotected sex all exist within this category…. Read more »

Childhood Obesity a True Epidemic

Childhood obesity has doubled amongst pre-teens and tripled among teenagers over the past 30 years. Not only does obesity impact a child’s self-image and esteem, it could lead to long term risk for heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. This growing epidemic all stems from children and parents establishing poor eating and lifestyle habits. According to… Read more »

The Importance of Infant Learning

The first three years of life are crucial to a baby’s brain development. Each day newborns progress physically, mentally and socially making infant learning an important aspect of childhood education. Positive experiences that challenge and captivate infants are the keys to learning. Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing all help with cognitive reasoning, motor skills… Read more »

Physical Activity Directly Correlates with Academic Performance

It’s no secret Americans are increasingly leading a sedentary lifestyle. In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside. This inactivity is having detrimental consequences, including higher rates of childhood obesity along with diminishing concentration and thinking skills. Whereas past generations may have gone outside to play… Read more »