When asked what we want most in life, the majority of us will reply that we want to be happy... So how can we be happy? And, just as important, how can we “teach” happiness to our children?
It is an unfortunate truth that as temperatures drop so does our physical activity level. This can go double for children and finding ways for all of us to get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily can take a little imagination and persistence. As a place to start, here are some... Read More
Among today’s parents of children and teens, there is a growing feeling that we were blindsided by the onslaught of digital devices over the past several years. With all of the amazing things these devices can do and their many applications, we didn’t think twice about sharing these miracles with our children.
Fortunately, most kids will grow and develop normally without special assistance, but what about those situations where things aren’t going according to plan. Many parents come to me with questions about how to find help and what resources are available.
Studies have shown that children who are exposed to reading books at home have stronger activation in the parts of their brain associated with language processing, comprehension, and imagination. These children also enter school with better language and literacy skills and tend to have stronger parent-child bonds when compared to children who are not read to on a routine basis.