Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparents Question Participation Trophies

Our grandchildren (grade-school age) have started playing sports. We are wondering about the phenomena of giving every child a trophy, no matter the outcome of his/her season. To us, it seems like an idea that doesn’t help children deal with defeat, the value of practice and trying again, hard work and teamwork – in other […]

A Guide to Choosing an International School

A Guide to Choosing an International School

Choosing the right school for your kids can be nerve-racking—whether you’re just moving to New York City or trying to figure out your family’s educational path. Even though our children live in a digitally connected world, they can still feel disconnected and out of place. An international school can be the perfect place to hone […]

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Reading Rocks: Storytelling Techniques for Your Child’s Success

Reading Rocks: Storytelling Techniques for Your Child’s Success

Many of us already know that reading to young children is a good thing, yet we might not be cognizant of why. Neuroscience research has confirmed that reading aloud to young children stimulates brain development and language skills. And studies have found that young children will develop a more positive attitude to reading and learn […]

The Magic of Music: Language Development and Cognitive Skills in Kids