Benefits of Taking your Child to a Theatre Event

Taking your child to a live show is known to have many more benefits than watching a movie or television episode. In fact, studies have shown live theatre provides your child with a lasting impression, children will reference to a character or moment for months to come. Increases Awareness of Emotions: Seeing a live show builds […]

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Making the Most of a Nature Walk with the Kids

What better way to spend quality time with your family and get in touch with nature than a fresh, invigorating walk in the woods, along a river, or the beach? What’s more, family hikes make for fun learning opportunities for kids and parents alike. A stone is a stone is a…mineral? Take an excursion along […]

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Two-Way Communication: One-Way to Success

Good communication between you and your child becomes invaluable as your child grows older and needs your support to navigate new challenges. Recent research suggests that when parents start establishing quality two-way communication with their kids during the preschool years, kids develop strong communication skills that lead to future success in careers and relationships. Parents […]

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How to select a learning app for MATH

There are a large variety of math apps that provide a fun way to practice and improve your child’s math skills. Here are some traits to look for when selecting one: The math app presents the math fact using a three-step process. The student is first asked to answer the problem, then if the incorrect […]

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Positive Discipline Using the Token System

Finding healthy, effective approaches to gaining children’s cooperation and improving behavior isn’t always easy. This is especially true for kids with behavior problems stemming from attention deficit disorder or other behavior disorders. One approach that works well is a token system. Kids can earn tokens for good behaviors and lose tokens for misbehavior. Then they […]

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Online Safety For Kids

Accessing the internet has become an unavoidable part of our kids’ daily lives. During the summer, kids game online and keep up with their circle of friends by chatting on mobile apps. Once summer is over and the school year begins, kids are given homework assignments through Google Classroom and parents communicate with teachers through […]

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Back to School Blues

The new school year has started, and every parent wishes their student to have a successful school year. If your child still seems to be struggling to adjust to his new routine and new classroom, here are some troubleshooting tips to get him back on track. Adjust your child’s sleep schedule During the summer, your […]

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Returning to School: Anxiety in Kids

Dr. Ritu Chandra, MD, FAAP, Preferred Medical Group  Kids have had exciting experiences over the summer; they’ve grown both physically and intellectually, and now it’s time to return to an environment they haven’t seen for several months. That can be stressful. Kids may be unable to sleep, act hyper in excitement or express reluctance at […]

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Transitioning to Tweens

The transition into the tween years can be challenging for both you and your child, as she undergoes the process of maturing both physically and mentally. Here are a few tips for parents who are guiding their child through this journey from childhood to young adulthood. Even though your child may want more freedom, she […]

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Valuing Differences

Teaching kids to accept and value the differences in the people in their community starts at home. Beginning at an early age, parents can lay the foundation for kids relating to others in the community from an inclusive perspective, rather than labeling those who may be different by race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.  Valuing […]

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