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What is active learning?

Talking about sport with your child gives you lots of chances to build vocabulary and math skills. Here are a few things you can practice with your child as you play and talk about sport together: using prepositions – e.g. describing where the ball went (past the goal, through my legs, over his head, onto the...

Getting your child ready for school

Can Be Stressful school lunches, forgotten permission slips, packing schoolbags – but it doesn’t have to be. Tips to help you and your child get a great start to the day! Early to bed, ready to rise When your child gets enough sleep, they are more likely to wake up cheerful, energetic and ready to learn at school....

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

Your child is probably ready for kindergarten if he or she: Follows simple directions: Maybe you're lucky and your little angel does whatever she's told. But in reality, most children don't behave all the time. It's important, however, that your child can listen to a teacher and completes instructions, so good speaking and listening...

How to handle bad neighbors

Dealing with nasty neighbors can be enough to drive even the most peaceful person to the brink. The four big offenders in the world of nasty neighbors and tips on how to deal with them. The slob: Like the neighbor that lets the grass grow and leaves trash cans out days after pickup. The careless pet...

What is the best Potty Training

Getting your kid out of diapers can be totally intimidating. Easy Potty Training Here are useful tips to help you get your kid into underpants. Model good behavior. You’re already used to that not-going-pee-alone thing—so turn the lack of privacy into a teachable moment! Or, enlist a (probably eager) older sibling for demonstrations. Don’t make it traumatic. More...

How should kids use cellphones?

What age are they emotionally ready to have their own cellphones? Parents have to think twice before handing smartphones to their 10-year-old so that they can fit in with their friends? Ages four to six    Kids in this age group shouldn’t be using smartphones (or other mobile devices), period. When it comes to screen time...

What to do if your kids cant make friends

Throughout our evolutionary history, the ability to make friends has been a crucial survival skill. Here are some research-based tips to help kids make friends. Teach kids how to converse in a polite way Kids improve their status with peers after they’ve been trained in “active listening" (e.g., Bierman 1986). An active listener is someone who...

How To Help Your Kids Stay Safe at School

Fortunately, there are ways you can make sure your child stays safe at school. No Protection For My Child  WATCH OUR VIDEO   Take Action: At least once a week, use dinnertime to ask questions about your child’s day. What do you enjoy learning? Which class do you wish you didn’t have to take? What’s one thing you’re...

After-School Restraint Collapse

Why after-school restraint collapse happens At school, “Kids do what they need to in order to ‘be good’ or keep the peace,” “After they’ve done that all day, they get to the point where they just don’t have the energy to keep this restraint, and it feels like a big bubble that needs to burst.” Some...

How Can You Can Overcome Family Issues?

While family issues are often the source of comedies and dramas, in real life, we can tackle tricky issues and keep the peace. 1. Getting the Family Organized It's hard enough getting yourself organized. Through a partner and possibly kids into the mix and chaos can quickly ensue. Several apps can help you set up a routine, share...

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