How Soon Should I Teach My Kid To Save

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It’s never to soon to teach your kids how to save! In fact, the sooner you teach them how to save the better they will be at learning how to manage their money in the future. If they start early saving, they will understand the value of money and how much can be accumulated over […]


Tend To Your Wildflowers As They Bloom

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Whether we see them or not, wildflowers bloom with each passing year. They blanket uninhabited mountainsides with carpets of beautiful color with each season. Our children bloom with new attributes to their personalities with each passing day as well


What Sport Should My Kid Play

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I have a four year old son. He is very physically active and has great motor skills. Far better at most sports they I was at his age. Most of our friends have their children in sports and like most “soccer moms” they drive from event to event – especially on the weekends. We tagged […]


Childcare The Dilemma Facing Most Young Families

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In our modern society most families have both parents working. In single parent families the lone parent has no option but to work. But…who looks after the kids? Parents looking for day care for their children have very few options; 1.) Stay at home and look after the kids 2.) Work when your partner is […]


Ymca Helps Families Bring Healthy Habits Home

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Keeping kids physically active and healthy isn’t exactly child’s play. Efforts to keep kids fit are most successful when scheduled as a family affair, according to Chicago-based YMCA of the USA. Children are more likely to stay active and to make smart, health-related choices when parents lead by example. “Families that make health, activity and […]


How To Be The Ultimate Parent

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We all know what a bad parent looks like: intolerant, constantly critical, more interested in their own affairs (in both senses of the word) than in the needs of their children. But what does it take to be a good parent? What does it take to give your children the very best start to life […]


Boost Your Child S Communication Skills

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Kids come home from school and plop down in front of the television, play video games, or surf the Internet. What happened to reading a book, coloring or writing in a diary? As these hobbies fall by the wayside and more passive forms of entertainment take over, children’s written, verbal and social skills can take […]


Cookies And Kids

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I don’t know what it is but there are some smells that bring back fond memories and one of them is the whiff of a freshly baked cookie. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth and can actually survive without cakes or chocolates but once I am hit by that cookie smell I am taken […]


Choose A Daycare With Care

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When my wife and I began having kids it was impossible for one of us to quit work to stay home with them. We had always hoped to be in a position financially where one of us could support the family while the other one did the important job of raising our children for the […]


Team Sports For Your Special Needs Child

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Although all kids are different, I will share with you my views on sports and kids with special needs. If your child is having difficulties socially in school, you may be tempted to sign him or her up for basketball or soccer with the other kids. You know your child better than anyone. Just be […]


Bike Riding And Present Wrapping

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A little examination of two behaviors, which are learned almost universally by all Americans, reveals some shocking information about the effectiveness of some of the teaching techniques that we choose to use to educate our children. In the last six months we have been conducting a little informal survey as we travel across America, and […]


The Keys To Raising Happy Kids That Super Nanny Doesn T Tell You

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There are many things to like about the television show Super Nanny that has captured the public interest recently. First, the nanny character is very likeable, if a little scary at times. She has that old-fashioned school-teacher demeanour that says, ‘Listen up. I know best and I am in charge here.’ Many of the families […]


How To Detect Autism In Child

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Every parent wants the best for his or her kid, wishing only the best, good health, bright future and prosperous life to the child. But one morning it just hit you, your child is turning 3 years old next month but still remains unresponsive to you. Your child is not as interactive as other kids […]


The Laid Back Parents Guide To Teaching Your Child To Read

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At first I thought of titling this article “The Lazy Parent’s Guide” but then I realized that most parents aren’t lazy, but they may have a slightly different philosophy about children and learning. If you’re a big reader yourself or if you’re homeschooling, you’re probably concerned about how to teach your child to read. Reading […]


Healthy Vision Improves Kids Learning Abilities

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Notebooks, pens and pencils are the usual necessities for school days, but if parents want to give their kids the best shot at a good learning experience, doctors urge parents not to overlook having their kids’ eyes examined and updating their prescription lenses. According to Madeline Romeu, an optometric physician and vision health educator, 80 […]


Quiet Time For Parents

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OK, so that title sounds like a pipe dream for a lot of parents. You’re probably busy taking care of your children all day, and if they’re too small for school you don’t get that break. But there are still ways to get some quiet time. One way is to have your spouse take the […]


Tips To Help Kids Concentrate In Class

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All of us want our children to succeed in school. But for many kids and teens, concentration in this always-pressured, starved-for-time era can be difficult. Here are some tips for helping your son or daughter improve concentration and do better in the classroom: * Take time for breakfast. Children who have breakfast and enough to […]


Is It Ok To Put My Kid On A Diet

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Many concerned parents often ask me “Is it OK to put my kid on a diet?” My answer is always a quick and firm “NO”. The word diet is defined as ‘A food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person.’ To lose weight, keep it off and live a long healthy life an […]