Helping teens manage stress
We live in a stressful world. From work to home life, everyone deals with some form of stress on a daily basis. It’s worth noting, however, that teen stress appears to be on the rise – and often at an alarming rate. In fact, a recent study by the American Psychological Association reported that teens […]
Test Anxiety: What Parents Can Do to Help Their Child
Now that we’re a couple months into the school year, the workload may be starting to take its toll on your child—and your family. This is especially true if your child is a perfectionist or someone who worries a lot. Students like this are overly concerned about their future and tend to be extremely self-critical. […]
Homework – Whose Responsibility Is It?
Now that the school year is well underway, your child’s homework load is probably starting to pile up. And if it seems like your kids have too much studying to do at night—or at least more than you did as a child—you’re probably right. Studies indicate that today’s students may be getting as much as […]
Not sure what to say to your kids after the election?
While just about everyone is happy that an ugly, divisive presidential campaign has finally come to an end, not everyone is equally pleased with the outcome. That, of course, is a scenario that plays out in every election. But this was no ordinary election. At times, it was marked by hatred, anger, mockery and a […]
Better Grades: 5 Things Parents Can Do to Help
Learning comes easy for some kids. But for others, it seems like a never-ending uphill battle. Either way, one thing is certain: Getting good grades can be a significant source of stress and anxiety. As a parent, you’ll naturally be rooting for your kids to succeed academically, but it’s important to keep in mind that […]
Helping Young Children Develop Social and Emotional Skills
No one said that parenting would be easy—and it’s not. From taking care of your child’s basic needs to focusing on his or her cognitive development, it can be a full-time job. But an equally critical aspect of long-term growth and wellness for children is their ability to build strong social and emotional tools. Skills […]
School Refusal: What Parents Can Do
It’s early morning, and you’re running late. That’s when you turn around to find that not only has your daughter unpacked her bag, but she’s nowhere to be seen. After a quick search, you find her in the laundry room, arms crossed, and completely dead-set against going to school. If this has ever happened in […]
4 Tips for Returning to a Regular Sleep Schedule Before the School Year Begins
Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and for those of you with children, that means a return to the regular routine of the school year. While you may have been playing it fast and loose with summer-break bedtimes, your kids will need a smooth transition back to the school year routine. Their classroom performance […]
A Look at Kids and Sleep – How Much is Enough?
Are You a Distracted Parent?
Worried that your kids may be spending too much time online? Are they texting incessantly? Tweeting when they should be studying? While this may be true, have you considered that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree? Truth is, you may be modeling this behavior for your child. Even worse, the time you spend […]