Generation Z

Move over, Millennials. There’s a new generation ready to rock our world. If you have a child between the ages of five and 20, you’re raising a Gen Zer. With some 60 million in the U.S., they’re suddenly garne...

Family-Focused Efforts for School Success

A mom of a three year old wants to help her child stop hitting at preschool. A dad of an eight year old wants his son to focus during math class. All parents of all upper school children want to help them do be...
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Vaccinations

  Written by April Capochino-Myers       Today’s vaccines offer unprecedented protection against a myriad diseases   New Orleans mom Sarah G. Fischer was adamant abo...

When Our Kids Don’t Conform To Their Gender

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. With increasing frequency, parents are opening up about their gender non-conforming children. However, parental anxiety tends to be higher for boys than girls. Traditionally parents hav...
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Avoiding The Summer Slide

Educators and researchers are getting a little concerned about what happens to all of the momentum and learning from the school year that seems to go on hiatus over the summer. The National Summer Learning Ass...
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Your Child’s Mental Wellness

  Because parents are the first in line to help their children, it is important for them to be aware of the warning signs for possible issues. And those differ, depending upon the age of the child.  ...
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Speech Therapy And Your Child

     You may find your toddler’s lisp rather cute, but as the years go by, it can become a thornier problem. She might grow out of it, or it could be indicative of a deeper issue. “Speech therapy is so, so b...
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Signs Your Child Is Overscheduled

While we want to give our kids the best of everything, including exposure to new activities and people, sometimes it can just be too much. And sometimes it can be hard to tell when it is. Here are some signs to...

Reducing Homework Stress

  The most common source of stress for kids and their parents is homework. Some parents tearfully recount how homework chores have disrupted family harmony from after school to bedtime. Consequently, th...