September 9, 2017

For many parents, the school year creates challenges around routines, especially homework completion. When school gets under way, parents are expected to rein in their children from the carefree days of summer to the demands of school. A huge source of tension for many...

August 26, 2017

Recently, my son pointed out “pelicans have pouches like koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies” as I was reading Little Kids: First Big Book of Birds. At four, he had connected visual information that he had learned about animals with pouches and applied it to another anima...

August 12, 2017

Children exposed to the fundamentals needed for school readiness are primed to benefit from classroom instruction. Can children absorb the basics while enjoying their tablet? Yes, and there are endless possibilities.

One suite of apps that has devoted itself to tea...

July 29, 2017

Reading to your child has always been encouraged. It’s now understood to be more important than ever to read aloud to children at a young age. Every parent can expect their investment returned when they devote special time to reading to their child. What are some of th...

July 8, 2017

Stress is up in America. According to the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.), the overall stress levels among Americans increased significantly in 2017 with more adults reporting extreme levels of stress. While the world is becoming more and more stressful, ar...

July 1, 2017

Children have emotions and talking about them is a good thing. Children who talk about their feelings are calmer than their peers who do not have the vocabulary to describe their inner states. But what happens when strong emotions are labeled and lead to unhelpful thou...

June 17, 2017

Parents spend a lot of time and energy raising their children to be successful in life. But do all parents know the value of coaching their children about feelings? And helping kids label them?

Knowing our feelings help us manage a world full of stress and challenging s...

June 3, 2017

Reading is a relatively new ability for us humans. We are not born wired to read and children must spend a lot of time and energy developing the connections in their brains to become natural readers.

Connecting sounds to symbols is a key foundation for reading. For exam...

May 29, 2017

The tablet in many homes has become the preferred mode of play for children in the 21st century. As more and more kids are using apps to entertain themselves, parents need to monitor the wide selection of apps that are available and encourage use of ones designed to de...

May 1, 2017

You may be familiar with the saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child”, some more familiar than others -  depending on your family upbringing. The poet Samuel Butler in 1664 was the source of this quote that has often been interpreted too literally. 

Research advisi...

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