Parents have many options when it comes to choosing the right child care for their kids. Income, schedules, and educational philosophy all play a role in how each family figures out what works for them. Often the choice comes down to home-based child care vs. center-based child care, and recent reports like a Harvard University […]
The long awaited lazy, carefree days of summer are finally here. Did you know your kids can lose two months or more of skills they have acquired during the school year? During this well-deserved break, children often experience learning losses if they aren’t engaged in educational activities. Every child is at risk for the infamous summer slide. This article gives parents tips for helping their kids avoid it.
Whether your child will be starting preschool this fall, gearing up for middle school, or deciding where to send their college applications, you have an invaluable role to play in setting them up for success next school year.Here are some practical things you can do this summer to help your child achieve their potential at school next year.
Teeth grinding can be a big problem for little ones and adults alike. It can be stressful to try to learn how to get your little one to stop teeth grinding. Learn how to identify the problem and to help stop it from happening.
I can see the merits of giving my daughter a phone right away. But as I think about it more, I’m just not ready to give my 11-year-old a smartphone. My happy medium? You can have one once you reach 8th grade. Here’s why.
Teachers deserve to know their dedication is appreciated. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to express your gratitude. The most prized are gifts given from the heart. While many family budgets are tight and time is limited, try to acknowledge the teachers in your child’s life with an unexpected treat. You might be surprised how even the simplest gifts can really rejuvenate a teacher’s enthusiasm, and how involving your child in the gift process can teach important lessons about giving back.
Streaming services are a massive source of modern entertainment. They’re available on the go or at home, which makes them an excellent resource for kids. Little ones can watch their favorite shows whenever they need a distraction or something to pass the time, but are those platforms easy for them to use? Netflix redesigned kids’ profiles to be more kid-friendly just for that purpose. This article describes how the latest update makes it easier for children to navigate the website.
Family-centric hobbies can be really useful in fostering connection, teaching skills, and encouraging healthy pastimes. This article includes activity ideas that families can try together.