Parents often walk a tight rope between embracing and controlling the technology in their children’s world. We want to make sure our kids are equipped with the knowledge to thrive in the digital world, yet we also want to protect them from cyberbullies, online sexual activity (ranging from viewing porn to sexting) and even just crossing the street or driving safely without being distracted by texting.
If you grew up in the ‘80s, chances are that at some point you gathered a few friends, stood in a row and yelled, “Care Bear, STARE!”
Signs of posture problems include slouching, sitting for too long, walking on the toes or walking with the toes pointed outward.
Are their nutritional needs are being met?
Establish a productive relationship with your child’s teacher from day one.
Sure, it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when tribe members insist on spoiling your wee one?
While it is not a skill that comes naturally to young children, by the time they reach age four or five they are beginning to understand that delaying gratification can bring its own rewards. How can parents foster this ability?
Before opening your doors to other little ones, make sure you’re cut out to be your own boss.
There’s no point in arguing about it: kids love technology. And they’re good at it. This generation, the so-called digital natives, seem to respond instinctively to gadgets and gizmos and touch screens.
If our kids and grandkids are going to be in charge of the planet some day, we better make sure they know what they’re doing. Nurturing their curiosity is key, and science fairs can help.