Reading for pleasure is an acquired skill; most children need to be taught to appreciate reading for fun. While some children enjoy reading as soon as they learn how (even before that, if they are read to), others are hesitant. Reluctant readers are typically reluctant because they struggle with the mechanics of decoding and comprehension, […]
Leadership skills are the most sought after by employers, and certain after-school programs can help prepare your child to be a successful adult. It is essential to teach students how to take the initiative and adapt to new circumstances, how to communicate effectively, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict in a way that builds and bolsters sustainable, stable relationships.
Getting a toddler to sleep can be so tricky! The thing that no one warns us new parents about is – that once we finally get our infants to sleep through the night, that does not mean that our sleepless nights are over.
If you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or a highly sensitive temperament, you know change can wreak havoc on your family’s harmony. Environmental triggers can cause behavioral meltdowns, and if you aren’t prepared, you could feel like you’re losing the parenting game. Young kids often lack the vocabulary to explain what bothers […]
When you find out that you’re pregnant with twins, you may start thinking and worrying about how your pregnancy will progress and how your twins are developing. Many women pregnant with twins have straightforward and uncomplicated pregnancies. Nevertheless, there are a few areas where your twin pregnancy may be different from a singleton pregnancy.
Everyone’s heard of the classic first signs of pregnancy: you miss a period, your breasts feel tender, you’re tired and fatigued all of the time, and you feel nauseous. While those tell-tale signs can help determine whether you’re pregnant, there are some symptoms that you don’t often hear about.
Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year, and a pandemic doesn’t bring that to a halt. Like most people, you’re probably feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. As of now, there have been over 600,000 cases in the United States. Schools across the country are closed, many states are under complete lockdown, and many people are either working from home or not working at all.
Kids of any age (and plenty of adults!) struggle with boredom. A parent’s inclination is to suggest a fun activity or provide yet another distraction for children. But these boring moments are critical for your child’s social-emotional development.
Technology is rapidly expanding into every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no different. Whether we like it or not, traditional methods of learning will inevitably become technology assisted or driven, and in some cases even replaced by machines. So does technology actually improve the level of education that a child receives? Is your child’s education being improved or hampered by the plethora of equipment now available to assist in his or her learning?
On the last day of school, my daughter woke up early and bounced into my bedroom fully dressed and ready to go. By chance, she had chosen the very same top she had worn on the first day of school. In September, it looked more like a tunic, coming halfway down to her knees. Now, […]