06

Jan

Competitive sports offer children ages four through adult hood many benefits.  It is more common to find organized sports than sandlot.  Leagues exist for just about every age group and sport.  Team sports promote:   * Healthy self-esteem * Teamwork * Physical activity * Leadership development * Development of problem-solving skills * Healthy competition *…

06

Jan

The behaviorally Challenged child ∙ Avoid comparing your children with each other. Each child is unique in his/her own way. ∙ Identify and understand the unique limits and strengths of each child. ∙ Try to see the humor in things. ∙ Dwell on positives not failures. ∙ Try to start the day off with a…

05

Jan

1. Expect a lot of advice and suggestions from friends and family.  Understand some of this advice may not be productive, realistic, or made with a true understanding of the nature of the problem. 2. Expect that your child may have social challenges. He or she may not fit in with peer group. 3. Expect you…

05

Jan

While Facebook is the social media that keeps family and friends connected, there are many dangers that parents should be aware of. Now that summer vacation has arrive, children and teenagers are spending more time on the Internet. Facebook being the leading social network, has reeled in more children under the age of 18. When…

05

Jan

From The Department of Education “No Child Left Behind” All parents want their children to grow up to be good people and responsible citizens. Just as children must be taught to tie their shoes, read and write, and solve math problems, so too must they be guided to develop qualities of character that are valued…