Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:32:47 -0500
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:31:27 -0500Babies tends to learn faster with what they can play with. So rather than giving them just play toys, it will be wise to provide toys that they can play with while simultaneously educating them and developing early motor skills in your infants.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:24:42 -0500Do you want to instill a love of reading in your child? Do you have a reluctant reader? These great ideas - from road trips to games to crafts - will help inspire and encourage your little bookworm, no matter what their age.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:58:50 -0500Did you know that not everything you read is true or at least relevant to your unique situation? When you read, are you actively thinking about what you're reading? You should be! And I'll tell you why here in this article.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:29:38 -0500When bullying takes place between children, adults try to encourage children to be friends again. Can the kids and the parents really be friends again after a bullying has occurred? Discover the right thing to words to say so you are in control of the potentially stormy situation and get to a safe harbor.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:26:19 -0500We parents need to take a good look at the loads our kids haul back and forth to school every day. Between their weight and the way most children carry them, injuries can result, so much so that September 20 was named National School Backpack Day.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:36:49 -0500Initially we might think this statement is coming from our children or from teachers who have had the summer off-No. This thought or statement is a frequent one that's coming from parents. Suddenly we're back focusing on our children's schedule, their homework, their sports practices, their school events, and teacher/parent conferences.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:59:59 -0500"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" So kids, go out and have some fun! Singing games still rules the playgrounds and kids enjoy singing the games songs and perform actions as per the verse of nursery rhyme. Young children from every pocket of the world celebrate their childhood through these refreshingly fun and joyful singing games.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:24:57 -0500A beautiful bee named Lisa creates her family tree to show how the Fibonacci Sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55... ) appears in nature. The Fibonacci Rule says each number is the sum of the two previous numbers. The prolific appearance of Fibonacci Numbers in nature and the ease of understanding them makes them an excellent principle for young children to learn. This article shows how each generation of a bee family conforms perfectly to these numbers, just like the florets or a flower or scales of a pineapple.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:21:22 -0500Rabies is a very serious viral illness that affects the brain and the nervous system. Anyone can get infected if bitten by an infected animal which carries the rabies in its saliva. Let us find out how to protect our families from rabies.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:54:49 -0500Games both for adults and children are an excellent means to enhance a lot of physical and mental skills and bring with them significant advantages. It has a noteworthy educational influence than what maximum individuals are aware of. Most kids with developmental disabilities that normally do not react to their surroundings often are transformed completely when playing games.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:36:31 -0500Let's stop telling ourselves that we aren't good enough or smart enough. What we don't know how to do yet, we can still learn to do. We can empower ourselves to do and be anything we want because our Creator doesn't create junk.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:30:44 -0500Once in a very big and dense jungle there lived a deer named Dicky. He was a very attractive and healthy little deer. He had a friend, a crow named Blakey. They played whole day together and shared their food together. Blakey uses to bring fruits high up from the tree and Dicky use to enjoy eating the juicy fruits and the same, both of them had an excellent time spend together. Dicky was lucky to have a friend like Blakey. Blakey always helped Dicky from the dangers. Dicky and Blakey had a fine understanding; Blakey could smell the danger high up from the tree and inform Dicky to go on. Dicky was a young and fleshy deer and most attractive among all. His other friends invited him to play with them, but he always enjoyed the company of Blakey. Dicky was rather more childish and Blakey was wise enough to make Dicky recognize the danger.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:23:35 -0500Twins are often said to be fun but they can be cumbersome to raise especially if you don't know how the activities to do together. To help you out, here are some of the best activities that you can engage in with your twins: Dancing at home If your kids are too little it can be draining and almost impossible to have fun with them in public places. One of the most effective ways of having fun with them in the house is by dancing.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:37:16 -0500Selecting a right model agency should be on the priority list for any aspiring model, and even more so for a kid model. Kids are in their formative years where they are easily influenced by what they're exposed to and need the best attention and right exposure.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:48:33 -0500The article tells about the life of children in schools. It also tells about the problems they have to face.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:47:19 -0500Mama, why is Gauri restless today? Why is she lowing, is there something wrong with her? Asks Vedant anxiously to his Mother Meera. Yes, my son, she is in pain today, she is going to deliver a baby calf anytime. Said Meera.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:34:50 -0500Parents are aware of all this and perhaps, this is why they don't hesitate in bringing their kids there. After all, fun matters so does the kind of environment kids are made to have fun. Trampoline parks are extremely safe for your kids and you should take them there more often than you do.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:49:50 -0500We list out the top 5 common questions asked about kids modeling and give you our expert opinion on it. The child may actually be a young kid model.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:41:56 -0500Working hard right now is an investment in our future. By paying now we don't have to pay later; and later actually pays us.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:45:15 -0500Everyone of us love to listen or read the stories. Stories are categorized into bedtime stories, jungle stories, funny stories, moral stories, short stories, courage stories, fairy tales and more. Let's learn about types of stories for kids
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:14:29 -05001. Self Confidence When children successfully cook a dish, they will gain great satisfaction and build self confidence. They will develop a healthy self-belief system so they can achieve anything if they set their mind to it.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:02:50 -0500A young friend, a boy of 14 years, was engrossed in a game on his laptop computer. Looking over his shoulder one could see a column of running figures which he was busy annihilating with a series of apparent explosions. To the remark that the game seemed to be extremely violent came the reply that there was no blood. If this one factor had the power to sanitise this particular juvenile pastime, the same could not be said of the television film of some, so called, super-heroes, that he chose for his next diversion. Violence of all kinds, bloody and bloodless, seems to be the dominant feature of the entertainment provided for, and chosen by, today's youth.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:08:36 -0500The greatest challenge that most of the teens and the youths face in this century is the ability to discover their talents. Most of them are completely unaware of what they are good at. It is a daily struggle that most of them face especially at times like this when talent is more marketable and pays handsomely. Others even confuse their hobbies with talents. A talent is natural ability of doing something in an extra ordinary way. We are going to look at some of the steps an individual could take to find his or her talent.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:03:47 -0500When life beats you up and you feel no one cares about you, remember Jesus gave his life for you. You are never alone when you know Jesus. He loves you just the way you are.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:20:42 -0500Babies, toddlers and preschooler, high, grade school, preteens & teens need a large amount of nutrition in a day. To fulfill the right amount of calories, iron, calcium, proteins etc every day are the problems that every mother is coming across every day all the way through motherhood. This is a big challenge in every mother's life and especially when it comes to a child's diet. Big or small, every age group needs an equal amount of nutrition to have a healthy mind and body.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:06:12 -0500There are many things that parents look for in a children's book. Bite-size stories with happy endings for reading at bedtime, plenty of bright pictures to spur on younger readers, and tales that hold the imagination and encourage reading progress at all ages, are a few of them. But the secret hope of most parents when buying a book for older children, especially as the school holidays loom near, is that they have acquired a page-turner that will provide a few hours of peace and quiet. As one American reviewer wrote of such a book: 'My daughter read this book and she had a hard time putting it down... thank God it's March break. Since she is not much of a reader, I give (it) 5 stars.'
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:50:09 -0500The common trend these days seems to be spending ever greater amounts of money on children no matter what their age. It often turns into a competition between parents especially when you can then brag about it on Facebook or Twitter. It is a real shame as one of the best toys out there is actually sparingly cheap and the response it gets from children is amazing. I am of course talking about the cardboard house.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:46:46 -0500We must stand on a higher plane when people are trying to belittle us and steal our super human powers. We mustn't hate back. Respond with love because it makes us stronger and helps the people lashing out that are really just hurting themselves and looking for some way to feel better.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:47:15 -0500Introduce nursery rhymes to your kids in a most engaging and fun way. Sing them, read them and act them out to teach your kids the popular nursery rhymes. Let's explore some more ways to approach teaching nursery songs to the young children.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:57:28 -0500A good children's book can do many things. It can ease the path to sleep for a restless child, entertain a group of youngsters through a quiet interlude at home or at school and speed a reluctant reader on the road to fluency. Yet another benefit may be hidden. As one reviewer of a children's book commented: 'This book also has elements of education in it that I appreciated, Holly didn't notice but she understood it so I think that was very well done by the author.' The reviewer was happy that her niece, Holly, would remember what she had read, especially what she found to be funny and interesting. Useful facts and information were being absorbed without conscious effort.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:57:04 -0500Children undergo a lot of stress at the time of examination. There are many facets to this stress building when they undergo examination. In this article, we would be looking at the 10 things that happen to children at the time of examination.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:45:43 -0500Learning to drive is an exciting time for anyone. I discuss exactly what you can do before your first driving lesson and explain what you can expect to happen when you first step into a car. It is important to concentrate through-out your first lesson and any that follow soon after.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:45:22 -0500With too much focus on academics, classrooms often become a dull and are a boring place to be. It's important for schools to bring fun learning activities for kids in the classroom.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:04:21 -0500As a parent, it's really important to read aloud to your child. It's one of the most beneficial things you can do for them. Here's how to get started.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:52:36 -0500Fall is the ideal time for throwing a birthday party since the weather is crisp and kids are eager to spend time with their friends outside of school. Today, parents are fortunate to have more options for kids' parties than ever before that go far beyond the classic at-home bash. As you plan your child's birthday party, keep these ideas in mind to provide an exciting celebration that is perfect for kids of all ages and will provide everyone with an opportunity to form beautiful birthday memories.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:52:27 -0500If you want to know how to get good grades, you might have to change your mind. The good news is that changing your mind is possible. Doing well in school - and in life - isn't about being smart. It's about believing that you can learn, and taking action.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:54:20 -0500Premarital sex poses great danger to teens and single adults. These dangers could be psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual and emotional. That is why parents, spiritual leaders and sex educators must do all they can to encourage premarital sex abstinence.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:58:19 -0500Are you keeping a book by your side? You should be! Like dogs, books too can be a best friend. Books will comfort you and help you feel better. Books will make you a smarter, more successful and better person.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:50:04 -0500Does your child fume when you try to teach him, good behaviour? Does he slam the door and talk loudly often? Hitting, biting and kicking is part of his behaviour and aggression? Anger is a normal emotion which should be dealt with in a constructive manner. The following article discusses concrete tips to control child's anger without affecting the parent-child relationship.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:24:11 -0500Kids are born with an innate sense of intuition but as they get older, we shut the door to this gift. We tell them they are being silly or these things don't exist. If we don't listen, ask questions, show interest or validate their experiences, we are, in effect, telling them they shouldn't listen to their bodies and not to trust their feelings. We do this because we live in a society that honours the rational mind and has forgotten the gift.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:53:38 -0500In a series of recent articles, the author has discussed various points raised by reviewers in relation to the qualities looked for in a book for reading with and to an older child. Here the desirable features are brought together to give an overall view of a fun book that helps to complete the transition to fluency in reading while providing an opportunity for extending traditional reading together at bedtime or whenever opportunity arises.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:31:42 -0500We all want our child to be happy, safe and successful. One of our primary goals as parents is to guide our children to success, first in childhood and in preparation for adult pursuits. How do you do so? You seek solid educational programs for your child.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:34:07 -0500Hannah was being forced into marriage by her parents. But she didn't let that ruin her life! She took a stand and made for a better life after taking matters into her own hands.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:50:41 -0500There is no shortcut to the success. It comes only after a hard work and meticulous planning. Same goes for the acquisition of knowledge by constant reading. In the digital age, there are other avenues for distraction for youngsters and children. Hence, there should be a way to promote reading habit to make them genuinely interested in gaining knowledge. In this article, we would be discussing the relevance of a reading group in your neighborhood.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:03:00 -0500Are we making the most of our years? Working together both the old and the young can show that age is just a number. We are never too young or too old to make a positive difference.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:54:33 -0500There are various phonics programs that are widely available for educators and mothers to teach their children. The more common programs are Letterland, Zoophonics, Ants on the Apples and Jolly Phonics. In this article, we will share from one Mummy's True experience
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:23:01 -0500Quite often, the children suffer at the hands of their parents. They have to realize the ambitions of their parents, least they would be scolded in the presence of others. The parents become so blind-folded in their expectations that they don't listen to their wards and their sensitivities. The parental competitions involving the lives of the wards affect their lives and peace. This article deals with the sensitivities involved for the benefit of parents.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:44:58 -0500Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, especially where floor surfaces tend to be highly polished tiles or other hard materials. High traffic areas are also prone to causing slip and fall accidents, as repeated, daily wear of the surfaces creates a slick environment for anyone walking on those floors.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:00:43 -0500Nature is full of wonderful gifts; they all have the magical effect in our life. The green grass, the colorful wild- flowers, the mushrooms growing on the bark, the bright shiny leaves gives shelter to many insects, the caterpillars growing into colorful butterfly flattering over the wild- flowers, the red velvet bug creeping over leaves, the snail peeping out of its shell, little ant trying to gather its food in a hole, frogs happily croaks, the sweet song of cuckoo, breeding season of fishes the spiders weaving its web and the list went on.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:12:36 -0500For some people dreams are their reality. They are more convincing then the rudderless realities of the daily life. This is my fairy land where I wish to take you all even its for a little time. Will you come with me?
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:53:47 -0500It has been found out that a wise investment in early childhood education can impact the society as well the economy of America in a very positive way. A proper investment in high-quality programs for early education can, in the long run, directly contribute to more employment with better wages, lesser crime, better health, reduced poverty, improve race and gender equality as there will be better intellectual achievement among students.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:06:24 -0500If it's a big question of how you would be chiseling your fumbling child into a confident boy or girl stepping into the future, then don't navigate further. A book is something that can help you nurture your child even when you don't have the time to explain things in a much better way. Here's a list of areas which certainly help your child grow as he leaps ahead into the future.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:27:18 -0500A recent review of a book for older children described the book as 'a completely humorous fantasy adventure that is great for young readers transitioning from picture books to "real" books.' This draws attention to an important stage in the process of learning to read.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:23:03 -0500It is difficult to raise kids with right qualities probably due to the impressionable age and the immense scope for distractions around them. Only way to inculcate the right qualities is through reading. So, the question arises how to make the children love books. This article precisely does that.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:01:29 -0500Recent reviews of a book for older children have made observations such as the following: 'I'm still not sure whether this book is geared toward children or adults. Maybe both. It was an utterly delightful read with lots of laugh out loud moments as the author weaves fantasy and legend with actual history.' And another reviewer wrote: 'A completely humorous fantasy adventure that is great for young readers transitioning from picture books to "real" books. Each chapter is a complete story in of itself which is perfect for its target audience. Parents who read this aloud to their children are sure to get a laugh out of it.' Both reviewers identified an essential attribute of a book at bedtime: a book to be read with and to a young person who is still striving to perfect the art of reading, that it should be a good read for both child and parent.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:30:32 -0500Are you taking the time you need to refresh and re-balance your life so that it is working for you instead of your working for it? Working smart always beats working hard. Brains beat brawn. Make sure you are sharpening your saw from time to time...
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:14:19 -0500In a recent review of a book for older children, the reviewer drew attention to the need to draw young people into reading though providing amusement and entertainment. 'I enjoyed reading the stories in this book. They are just plain old fun without any lessons to learn or educational merit. While those types of books certainly have their place, I think it's great for kids to just sit back and enjoy reading. The characters have fun personalities, there is plenty of action, and lots of humor. Children will get a kick out of the silly things the characters say and do, like taking a bath in a full suit of armour and sleeping a whole week through.'
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:45:36 -0500The old ways of expecting children to be "seen and not heard" are gone. If you think that approach will produce results, expect negative ones. Regardless of your age, you have an opportunity to either build up or destroy a child's direction in life. This is especially crucial in the church. We will be held accountable to God for how we treat his precious children.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:48:32 -0500Most authors of children's books and the majority of parents agree that stories for young readers should be devoid of bad language, sex and violence. For this reason, authors and editors take great care to ensure that these guidelines are followed. However, as in so many things, opinions can differ concerning what is acceptable at any given age. A British reviewer of one recently published children's book of short stories observed that the book is: '... aimed at the children's book market with content that is entirely appropriate for younger readers... ' Yet an American reviewer of the same book in an otherwise wholly positive appraisal, advised that: 'As far as parental guidance goes, this book does contain one use of mild language and there is a joke made about suicide which may not be suitable for young children.' It is of interest to examine the two passages instanced to try to understand how what was regarded as innocuous by one reviewer prompted a warning by the other.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:23:40 -0500Back in 2008, Obama's Secretary of Education Arne Duncan dangled the promise of his Race to the Top grant money to applying states that agreed to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which took handwriting off the books in favor of keyboarding. 45 states adopted those standards, and so many states no longer teach kids cursive writing--or printing, for that matter.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:44:06 -0500The bouncy castle, that fun and well, bouncy creation that kids the world over love. Where did they come from why are they such great fun?
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:32:18 -0500Campfires are the highlight of every summer camp experience and the glow of a warm fire provides the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy time-honored traditions such as roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Along with the traditional campfire stories, lessons can be learned about science and history that take on new meaning when they are taught outdoors. This season, arm your little camper with a few fascinating facts about campfires that they can share with their fellow camp friends.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:31:20 -0500So, it's off to sleepaway camp for your youngster, and the only mountain left to climb is... packing. Most camps will provide a list of what items to bring as well as what not to bring, giving you a good starting point. Try to keep things as simple as possible; the more your camper brings, the more there is to keep track of amid the hodgepodge of multiple kids' clothing and paraphernalia.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:36:54 -0500It's summer time, and at my home, barbequing is synonymous with summer time fun. Just writing this post is making me want to "Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie". Last weekend I woke up to a slight odor in our kitchen, luckily I remembered that I forgot to turn off the barbeque, which happens to be on our patio right outside the kitchen, the night before.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:40:55 -0500"Disneyland will never be complete, as long as there is imagination left in the world." -Walt Disney "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" will take its place as a replacement for the "Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" at Disney's California Adventure park. The new attraction will open up during the summer of 2017, while the former will close down in early 2017.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:51:53 -0500When it comes to surveys that identifies what our greatest fears are, public speaking frequently top these lists. According to an article published by The Washington Post, more than 25% of Americans surveyed fear public speaking, making it the number 1 fear of all Americans (see article titled America's top fears: Public speaking, heights and bugs, published by the Washington Post on 30 October, 2014). Delivering a speech in public is more fearful than heights, bugs, snakes, and drowning!
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:23:44 -0500Human behavior is driven by emotion. Those who act in hurtful ways are usually hurting themselves in some way. When you cross paths with rude hurtful people do you add to their pain or try to somehow fix it?
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:15 -0500In a recent official review of a children's book, the reviewer commended good stories that are 'just plain old fun without any lessons or educational merit.' Then after conceding that more formal books have their place, the reviewer expressed the view that 'it's great for kids to just sit back and enjoy reading.' This is a view that many teachers would endorse. Reading is such an essentially fundamental skill that its acquisition must take precedence until it is well accomplished. To this end, the reviewer concluded of the book in question that it had succeeded in its purpose 'to entertain and make children fall in love with reading.'
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:46:45 -0500The online medium is very attractive, but at the same time can spring up surprise to the buyer. Efficient retailers are able to develop a value added paradigm for the buyers by offering them more than they have anticipated.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:40:18 -0500Sexual assault on college campuses appears to be growing at an alarming rate. Every parent needs to discuss this issue with their daughter before she goes off to college. What to tell your daughter to avoid her of becoming another statistic of campus rape.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:49:39 -0500Meet The Lego's Ordinary People In The Park - Lego City Fun in the Park - City People Pack 60134 - Referred to as "The Best Lego Set ever" by fans and enthusiasts during its release last February in New York Toy Fair 2016, it is a must-have set for Lego collectors. The set made headlines over global major news websites that raised attention, not only from its fans, but also from the media as well, after seeing images of a boy in a wheelchair and a baby figure.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:55:25 -0500Walt Disney and his awesome company has been my top source of inspiration for my entire life. The unmistakeable attention to detail, and the relentless pursuit of quality, as it has related to the soul of the human being has lifted my creative spirit in so many more ways than I can count. Perhaps, if I share this, it will inspire you too!
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:58:58 -0500Sneaking out of home is a fantasy. At some part of our life, we want to just go out of our homes and have fun without our parents knowing that. It is no more a dream now.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:51:00 -0500Are you listening to your inner voice? Are you paying attention to your inner genius? Maybe right now is your time to shine!
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:49:47 -0500The new sensational app, Pokemon Go, has redefined our communities as strangers join forces to track down and capture imaginary monsters! Did Pokemon just solve the gap between the lack of activity associated with digital devices in new generations with the adventurous ways of the old? We think it might have.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:43:11 -0500How do I get my kids to do what I ask them to do, when I ask them to do it, without losing my temper, mind, or sanity? A Montessori Schools teacher with over 32 years of experience shares her advice.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:14:31 -0500Every mother of a newborn child establishes a kind of connect and relationship with her child, that makes her silently pledge, that no third person shall ever be permitted to take over the care of her precious jewel. That is the way the Almighty has created mothers, and it is a matter not merely of the umbilical cord but the 9 months of togetherness and oneness that leads to such an unbreakable bond.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:19:18 -0500Let a child be a child and not act like some fashionable grown up. Let them enjoy the childhood within the lap of nature and not with some electronic gadget that makes them stay indoors and fails to connect with the surroundings.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:53:57 -0500The alphabet is a guide and order to communication. Anyone who would want to steal an alphabet letter, would be as disruptive as a person could be!
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:27:48 -0500Days like National Cookie Day only happen once a year. With so many ways to enjoy it, it's easy to truly make the most out of National Cookie Day!
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:34:12 -0500As a father of a three-year-old, I had a realization after the Orlando terror attack. A realization that parents of this century will have to explain something our parents did not even have to think about.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:39:08 -0500Ever since I read the famous Sapir Whorf Hypothesis: "the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavioral characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken," I have realized the importance of language learning for young people, and how fundamental it is to child development, and learning as a whole. There are words, and thus, concepts, which cannot be directly translated from one language to another. One can approach the meaning through close paraphrasing, but something is lost in translation.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:52:07 -0500Death kills you only once. Fear can kill you on a daily basis. Are you letting your fear kill off the best of you?
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:37:06 -0500Do you wish sometimes that there was a simple way to end procrastination around homework? Learn a 3 minute strategy to streamline homework and eliminate the "homework bottleneck"...
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:08:54 -0500Now that school's (almost) out for the summer, your kids are probably about to embark on a whole lot of summer fun - and probably time away from you. Depending how well they've been previously acclimated to parental separation through things like sleepovers and even just learning to occupy themselves and not being attached at the waist during your every move, some children will handle extended separation better than others. Keep reading to learn what is (and isn't) a sign of separation anxiety, what causes it, and what you can do about it.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:04:02 -0500Some time before schools had shut their doors on the 2015-16 school year, the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection 2016 Update reported that over 6.5 million kids had been "chronically absent." In other words, they'd missed 15 or more days of classes, translating to some 13% of all students nationwide.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:12:16 -0500Hand-Me-Downs are great, especially for parents that want to save money on baby items. When the opportunity to get a free crib from your husband's best friend's aunt's co-worker's sister, who is cleaning out her attic, seems like a no brainier, however second hand baby items are not always a good idea, they can present hidden dangers that parents may not be aware of at first sight.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:58:37 -0500Dubai, known as the Shopping Capital of the Middle East, might be all about the glitz, glamour and gold, but you'd be surprised at what the city has to offer for children. From adrenalin-pumping adventures like skydiving to tamer choices like pools and beaches, Dubai has something for kids of all ages and caters to all their whims and fancies.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:05:39 -0500Rock climbing is one of the most popular activities at summer camp. Kids love it so much that they even request it as an activity for their birthday party. As they attempt to reach new heights, they build self-esteem along with physical strength that transfers to every aspect of their lives. While watching your kid scale a rock climbing wall may make you nervous, this is one of the safest activities at summer camp when an experienced trainer is supervising it. Whether your son or daughter prefers to climb on an indoor wall or a natural surface, it is important for them to know and follow these basic safety rules.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:02:56 -0500Sleepaway summer camp is packed with long, sunny days perfect for lively outdoor activities from swimming and boating to hiking, tennis and horseback riding. It's also a great place for kids to let their creative spirits soar, whether it's writing a script for a camp skit, daring to sing a solo at campfire time, creating a cool nature collage or whipping up a dazzling picture frame in wood shop. Kids at camp play instruments, sing, paint, experiment with the potter's wheel and learn the basics of wood working. Whether your little camper is trying a new skill or perfecting an old one, summer camp provides a fun, supportive atmosphere for all sorts of creative endeavors.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:32:34 -0500The movie, "Castaway," portrayed a stranding on a deserted island as an arduous, almost hopeless experience. Yet, many people are captivated by the thrill of having absolute freedom from the worries of the world, should it happen to them.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:02:46 -0500You do not know everything. When we are young, we step up, and step out into our lives boldly, until something happens to make us stumble. Some who stumble get up to step out boldly again. Others learn caution, and step carefully. Wouldn't it be nice to see what is ahead, to understand where the stumbles are, in order to avoid them? Perhaps you need a mentor.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:52:11 -0500Chances are, when you're preparing your son or daughter for their first day at summer camp, you're thinking of the essentials: snacks? Check. Sunblock? Check. Swimsuit and floaties? Check and check. But if you're like most parents and also thinking of a zillion other things (like your own job, perhaps? How and when you're going to get all the shopping and laundry done?), then check this handy, quick list of our 7 categories of absolute summer camp packing must-haves.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:46:30 -0500In light of reported discriminatory discipline policies in place in our schools, the Obama administration has been pushing to replace them with a program called restorative justice. The downside of this practice and attending government overreach is putting teachers in harm's way.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:57:43 -0500Once you stretch your brain you can never go back to the person you were before who was less than the person you are now. It's sort of like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube. It just doesn't work and now you have to deal with your new reality. I'd say a more enlightened mind is a good reality to be dealing with, wouldn't you?
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:55:11 -0500All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. That doesn't seem like a lot to ask for, does it? Yet, all around us, we see so many unhappy, and yes, damaged children. As society is advancing, as we are daily attaining new heights of success and evolution, something is certainly going terribly wrong. Otherwise, why would we see so many cases of childhood depression, student suicides, bullying, and other innumerable things that children of today are grappling with? Add to that the increase in cases of learning disabilities, autism, ADHD and one realizes how challenging it is to be a child in today's world. So as parents, as teachers, how does one deal with this new, changing face of childhood? Seen this way, it looks like a dreary, dismal picture. Yet, it doesn't need to be! Understanding the challenges children face today is the first step toward being in a position to empower and help them. Then comes acceptance of the differences in each one of our children. This calls for patience, for perseverance, and most important of all, tolerance.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:47:25 -0500Headphones or ear buds are as common to today's teenager as a separate phone line was to teens of the 80's. How can you communicate with your teen when they are constantly wearing headphones? I will show you 5 ways to communicate effectively with your teen while showing respect in a positive manner.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:39:51 -0500Is your child struggling in math? Are they studying for hours in the hope of getting excellent marks? How would you feel if you showed them an efficient way to study using the latest research? How may this affect all of their subjects? Think about it! You are giving them a gift worth its weight in gold!
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:32:30 -0500Did you know that you can't think two thoughts at the same time? This is a good thing because it gives you the power of choice. You can actually choose what to think about and then not have any room left over for what you don't want to think about. Cool, huh?
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:21:14 -0500Finding the right piano teacher for your child can open up a whole world of skill and enjoyment. It can make a huge impact on your child's development and emotional intelligence and confidence. So how do you find a good teacher? Here we review four essential questions.