Kids Development

Know When to Take the Child to a Psychologist

From the time a baby is born to the time he is growing and developing, the parents should take account of their overall development that is not only related to health or physical development but is also associated with the mental development. Anything that looks unusual or strange should immediately be brought to the notice of the specialist. The child …

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Crucial Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Research has shown that children enrolled in early learning programs have a greater advantage than children who do not receive a formal education before kindergarten. According to numerous studies, children that have been a part of these programs have higher IQ scores and are more behaved than their peers who were not provided with a formal education. Aside from these …

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10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide. The key is finding ways to make reading fun, combining education …

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When Sibling Rivalry Goes Too Far: Dealing with Sibling Bullying

Bullying outside the home makes headlines daily, but sibling bullying can happen under one’s own roof, and can be misperceived as normal, say experts. “Sibling rivalry and sibling abuse are two separate things,” says Pam Franklin, author of “My Five Sisters,” a memoir of the author’s challenging childhood. “Mental health issues are both at the root of these problems, and …

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Connecting the Dots for Your Kids

Life is like a puzzle. In order to get through it, you’ll need a few problem solving skills and a bit of understanding about how it all works. Using the puzzle example, are you connecting the dots for your kids? It is easy to lose touch at the most crucial of moments. Here are some ways that parents can keep …

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Tips for Parents: Help your unpopular child

As parents, we always want our children to be popular among their friends. However, what we constantly forget is that not all the kids are the same. While some of them are talkative and communicative, with highly developed social skills, the other ones are withdrawn, self-conscious, shy, and act in a more mature way than most of their peers. Since …

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What Is Society Teaching Our Kids?

This is a question that can have more than one answer. It bears examining a few things to get at a more definitive answer. Let’s take a look at the age-old question and see what we can come up with.  Pacification  Families used to spend more time together. In the evenings they would read, sing and/or talk. With the invention …

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Dinner with the Family: It’s More Important than you Might Think

When was the last time you had dinner with your family? It is the meal we often skip because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities. But, skipping dinner with the family is detrimental to the family dynamic. Family dinners are more than just a meal. It is about the only time …

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Transport Themed Sensory Activity for Children

When your children are under the weather you look for ways to keep them occupied that require a minimal set up and that use the least energy possible for them. My two boys love cars, and trucks, and trains, and tracks, and roads. They also love making a mess. Today they were both under the weather so I began thinking …

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