Bring Gum – The change in air pressure on takeoff and landing can be irritating to adults. It can be downright torturous to young children. The action of
While helping an elementary age child to learn how to concentrate on a task may seem impossible, it's actually not that hard to do. Try the following tips to help your child develop all-important concentration skills.
I enjoyed planning summer activities for my older son through elementary school. By looking at brochures from the Parks & Recreation Department and the local community calendar, it was possible to find activities that were of interest and
Today’s dads are working harder than ever to be good fathers to our children. According to Pew Research, 63% of fathers say being a good dad is harder now than it was a generation ago. We all want to do the right thing but trying to strike the balance between our children and our other responsibilities is a challenge. 46% of dads say they aren't spending enough time with their kids despite the fact that fathers have nearly tripled the time we spend with our kids since 1965.
And when we do finally manage to carve out
I vividly remember how each of my three children began to pull away from me once they entered elementary school. It felt bittersweet to witness blooming independence, while at the same time knowing I would never again be my child's "everything."
But in a healthy child, this is what needs to happen. A child
In the 1990s, when my children finished Kindergarten, the typical response was, “Congratulations, now, let’s have a nice lunch.” Today, in some areas, the children graduating from Kindergarten have a big assembly with caps and gowns. Really? Certainly if this is the tradition in your school, help your child to be successful. However, remember, this is the first
But the important things remain constant, including love, truth, and caring. Respect will also never go out of style. For elementary age children, learning how to respect others is essential. One element of respect is easily taught -- manners.
Sadly, many parents have not taken the time to teach