When you think of someone who is burned out, you might picture an overworked business executive or an athlete training too hard for the Olympics. The truth is that anyone can become overwhelmed at any age. Kids experience burnout too. Sure, they don’t usually have mortgages and jobs. However, they do have internal and external pressures of their own. School, friendships, and … [Read more...] about Can Your Kids Get Burned Out?
As new homes grow bigger, fewer children share bedrooms anymore. Census data confirms that families tend to buy homes with a bedroom for each family member, and maybe a guest room too. However, some parents prefer to have siblings sleeping in the same room, even if they have extra space. There are many reasons why kids share bedrooms. Sometimes it’s a financial necessity, … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide for When Kids Share Bedrooms
Every parent would like their child to be successful in life - a winner, an autonomous, resilient, self-confident person, who is more often happy and satisfied than not - someone who conquers everyday challenges and leaves the battle without too much scarring. Brilliant scientist and Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie said, “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We … [Read more...] about Life Lessons: How the Hero’s Journey Can Teach Kids About Perseverance
Raising children to be responsible and independent is one of the most important jobs any parent can undertake. Children who view themselves as able to take care of themselves are likely to experience more happiness and success. So how can you ensure that your children have this sense of self? Although your overall parenting style certainly has an impact, there are also some … [Read more...] about How To Raise Children To Be Independent And Responsible
Each year, more than 200,000 kids visit hospital emergency rooms for playground-related injuries. Learn what to look for in playground design and equipment and how to teach your kids about playing safely. Inspecting the Playground Design and Equipment 1. Select age appropriate play equipment. Because sizes and proportions differ, playground equipment should be suited to … [Read more...] about Playground Safety Tips to Teach Your Kids