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  • 3/27/2015 Airline Travel and Kids: A Helpful Parenting Guide     Traveling with kids builds family cohesion and lifetime memories. Travel enhances education, teaches children how to cope with change and transition, and makes for a more worldly and culturally aware child. It can be joyful and fun. It can also be extremely stressful especially if airline travel is part of the itinerary. Airline travel is not as […] more>
  • 3/25/2015 Three Ways to Get Kids to Make Healthier Food Choices “Healthier food choices” is a phrase we mostly associate with adults. Because seriously—what child is going to choose raw broccoli florets over gummy worms? And yet, as parents, we’ve all met the occasional child who turns down an offer of sweets at a play date. It’s disconcerting to say the least. It tells us that: […] more>
  • 3/23/2015 Getting Kids to Think About the Future? Fuhgeddaboudit Getting kids to think about the future is probably an impossible dream. Kids can’t think about next week, let alone how getting a poor grade in algebra is going to impact their adult lives going forward. Kids, and more specifically, teens, just aren’t wired to care about anything beyond their own, narrow little worlds TODAY. […] more>
  • 3/19/2015 Coding for Kids: The Benefits Are Greater Than You Know.   When Hadi Partovi was ten, his father brought home a Commodore 64, one of the earliest types of personal computers. The computer had no games, no real activities; but his father handed him a coding manual and told him and his twin brother if they could figure out the code, they were free to […] more>
  • 3/16/2015 Are You Afraid to talk to Your Child About His Disability? You’ve always wanted to talk to your child about his disability, but then shied away from doing so, just as the words were forming on your lips. On the one hand, you think your child should know that his issues in the classroom are not the result of laziness or carelessness. On the other hand, […] more>
  • 3/13/2015 Homeschooling: How to avoid burnout? As a parent, you know that burnout is a very real condition. Once that little bundle of joy emerges from the womb, the day-to-day, the laundry pile that’s been sitting in the middle of the bedroom floor for a week, the sticky fingerprints on the door frames, the toilet misses, the revolving door on the […] more>
  • 3/11/2015 Politics and Kids: Stirring Your Child’s Inner Political Animal Politics and kids would not seem to be a thing. For one thing, kids aren’t old enough to vote, which would tend to make politics less compelling as a topic of interest. For another thing, the idea of learning about current issues and party platforms smacks of (gulp) HOMEWORK. And what kid would choose to […] more>
  • 3/9/2015 Trust: Lessons About Friendship Sometimes Learned the Hard Way     Trust: when it comes right down to it, it’s the basis of all relationships. And sometimes we learn this the hard way. Which is bad enough, but it’s even worse to watch from a distance as our children learn the meaning of trust abused, and how easily it can happen. You warn your child: don’t […] more>
  • 3/8/2015 Stuttering: What you should know and when to be concerned     Stuttering is a communication disorder that affects the fluency of speech. It’s characterized by repetitions, prolongations, and abnormal stoppages that can make the flow of speech in normal conversation difficult and stressful, both for the speaker and the listener. Statistics estimate that nearly 70 million people are afflicted with stuttering worldwide. In the […] more>
  • 3/4/2015 Color-Blindness in the Classroom: Is it a Learning Disability? Color-blindness or Color Vision Deficiency, as the experts call it, is the inability to distinguish shades of color or in more severe cases, to see any colors at all. Most of us think of color-blindness as an interesting difference, like having blond hair or brown hair. But it’s really not that simple. Being color-blind in […] more>