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Cell Phones in School: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. May 27th, 2009| Elementary, Teen Perspective, Teens
Recently, in my English class, we were discussing what the rules for cell phones in school should be. I believe that cell phones should be banned in school for they cause a multitude of problems.

Now, many parents believe students should carry cell phones in school because students need them for

Picking a Sports Program

by Ronald A. Rowe April 28th, 2009| Elementary
One of the many challenges that parents face is the decision to enroll their child in a sports program for the first time. When to enroll, where to enroll, and in what sport? All three questions can be tricky, and all three will have a significant impact on

To Coach or Not to Coach?

by Ronald A. Rowe April 9th, 2009| Elementary

Call it the Tiger Woods syndrome, although I'm sure it pre-dates the golf prodigy by many years. A father hardly can look at his two, three, four year old boy swatting at a golf ball, kicking a football, or showing any sort of promise whatsoever without daydreaming of the

How To Raise Healthy Children

by Gumer Liston March 3rd, 2009| Elementary
There are more overweight children today than there were 10 or 15 years ago. This is because more and more children today lead unhealthy lifestyles. Today children spend at least five hours in front of the TV each day and eat unhealthy food. More and more children are not into

Bidding for Chores

by Michele February 11th, 2009| Elementary
As parents, my husband and I have had a few discussions about allowances. To me, they always have seemed problematic. If you simply give your child money, it seems that he would learn to expect that money be given always. If you attach the allowance to chores, your child can

Supervising Gaming

by Michele February 4th, 2009| Elementary
As of 2007, approximately 40% of US households had gaming systems, according to Nielsen. With a percentage this high, it is likely that many children have the opportunity to play video games, whether it be at home or at a friend's or relative's house.

Many of these children are afforded the

Starting a Collection

by Louise January 13th, 2009| Elementary
Something every child should have is a collection. Collections are fun, and they are a great way to reflect on some memories or just to have relics from the past. It's best to start a collection as soon as you can. I know I wish I had a couple more

Fear of Failure

by Rosanne Lorraine December 2nd, 2008| Elementary
Though it is not easily apparent, a lot of children across the country actually have a fear of failure. In fact, some experts even describe it as a "childhood epidemic" because some children feel anxiety when they join a sport, take quizzes, or perform in front of people. As a

A Family Activity in Dover, DE

by Michele November 21st, 2008| Elementary
Recently, my husband was in the Dover area with two of our four children. With a day of rain forecast for Saturday, he was looking for something to amuse our seven and eleven year olds. Luckily for him, he found the Biggs Museum of American Art.

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Making Memories

by Bea November 11th, 2008| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
Most people cannot remember anything prior to the ages 2-4. This is because the hippocampus part of the limbic system has not been completely developed. The hippocampus is what stores memories, so because it is not fully developed, everything gets jumbled and you are not able to remember anything before

TV-Free Restaurants

by Michele October 29th, 2008| Elementary
Recently, I wrote about the benefits of eating dinner at a restaurant with your children. For me, one of the best things about dining out is the lack of distractions- no laptops, tvs, etc. So, following an afternoon of shopping with two of my kids and a quick visit to

Allowances: Teach Your Child Financial Responsibility

by Rosanne Lorraine October 28th, 2008| Elementary
Teaching kids about financial responsibility has never been more important. It is an essential lesson they need to learn at an early age to avoid financial problems in the future. Today's consumerist lifestyle isn't healthy because people are spending more than they can afford. What does that teach the kids?