Many adults think of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as something that couldn’t possibly impact children. After all, kids get to enjoy snow days while their parents shovel out and go to work. They also enjoy lengthy holiday breaks followed by several three-day weekends when their folks still must report to the office.
Are your children bursting with energy and creativity? Springtime is perfect for channeling their ideas and bright spirits into crafts. For colorful and imaginative crafts, you can gather your classroom or your kids to take on these activities.
Road trips offer a lot of time for bonding, but if you don’t plan ahead, things can go awry fast. There are a few tricks to pulling off a successful family car trip, but it all comes down to planning. Don’t think you’re just going to hop into the car and the kids will magically stay out of trouble for the next four hours. It just won’t happen.
As an early-intervention speech therapist, one of the most important aspects of my job is teaching parents tools they can use to support language skills at home. Sometimes parents feel nervous imitating the strategies I use, or are unsure that they can carryover these approaches effectively when therapy is over.
Carson pulled Abbey’s hair again… And now the baby is screaming because the toddler took her toy. Does this sound like a day in your life? Or maybe it’s just the antics that take place as you’re waiting in the school drop-off line.
It can be TOUGH – especially when you have to be somewhere – to let kids DO on their own, but making the time for accomplishments in independence is so important. Kids learn by doing, they gain self-esteem by doing, and they become problem solvers by doing.
We live in a time where a lot of us drive almost everywhere: to the store, to school, to activities, to Grandma’s house. Keeping kids, and the whole family, safe in and around cars is essential.
Love it or hate it, winter rolls around every year. For families who live in colder climates, it brings with it several things that can adversely affect the wellness of you or your children. Keeping the following advice in mind and taking preventative steps will help ensure your family spends the wintertime in good health.