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?
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.
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, […]
All the way back during the Industrial Revolution, high-profile names like Adam Smith and David Hume were already speaking out against a failure to protect the natural world that we live in.
In more recent years, the threat of a rapidly changing climate and the importance of sustainable living have been even more keenly felt as bigwig personalities, like Robert Downey Jr., have continued the push to save the planet through modern technology.
“What do you do with a newborn in the winter?” seems to be one of the most frequently Googled questions by new moms before the chilly wind hits the town. I asked the web the same question six years ago after delivering my twins. Back then, we used to live in Denver, where temperature can […]
With all-too-common nightmares, anxiety, discomfort, and over-stimulation, kids of every age often struggle to stay asleep throughout the night. There could even be several reasons why they’re not sleeping well that you don’t yet realize. No matter how old your child is, however, healthy sleep is an important aspect of their overall wellbeing. Here are five different ways you can help them stay asleep throughout the night.
Babies and Toddlers are smarter than you know! Children absorb so much information just from listening and being attentive to their environment. An “absorption” period in a child’s development starts at birth and continues through 6 and 7 years old.
While gender reveal parties are a staple of many pregnancy journeys, you may be looking for a new alternative to an old tradition. Though these parties only recently sprung up in popularity, they tend to uphold outdated gender roles. Pink and blue are lovely shades — but many people become wrapped up in assigning traits, personalities, and even colors to babies based on their sex. Gender is more about personal expression, making the name ironically inaccurate from the start.
With the influx of technology, parents have more decisions to make than ever before. Once, decisions regarding play revolved around when their child was old enough for toys with small pieces, and decisions regarding learning centered around whether or not they would choose to send their children to preschool. Now, they must decide if – and more likely, when – they will first expose their children to technology.