You may think that kids could be whatever they want for Halloween. Alas, even Halloween costumes are not immune to gender, racial, or religious debate. Post photos of your child's wild and wacky costume.
For years, teachers, parents, and after school specials have tried to encourage kids that being “cool” might not be so cool at all, that aspiring to be the Queen Bee or Homecoming King is a wasteful endeavor. Really though isn’t this just out-of-touch adults trying to make kids feel better about themselves because what teenager does [...]
How did children's birthdays become the battle of extravagance? What ever happened to a good old fashioned pool party at the local park? How did it become the norm to bring gourmet cupcakes to school? What happened to the homemade ones or at least the ones from the local grocery store. Having a summer birthday, I [...]
Many children, and adults alike, are shy. Shyness is a personality trait not a fault. There is nothing inherently wrong with being shy, just like there is nothing inherently wrong with being an extrovert. The first step is understanding your child's shyness. Does your child make eye contact, interact with others, and seem polite, happy, and [...]
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most people have been teased at some point in their lives, so what is the difference between teasing and bullying and what is the big deal? When the teasing is meant to be harmful, becomes repetitive and begins to have a negative impact on the person being teased, it crosses [...]