In a recent KidsHealth survey, almost 90 percent of students said they felt stressed day in and day out. And so often, when kids are stressed, their parents are as well. Just as much pressure can be felt after the school bell rings as during school hours.
If your after-school schedule feels more hurried, stressful, and complicated than you would prefer, try the following the solutions to make life a little simpler for you and your child:
Kids say the darnedest things, and they love to explain how grown up things work... or rather how they think these things work.
Probably one of the most confusing concept for children to grasp is love and marriage. To the youngest children, their parents just ARE. If you ask how their parents found each other or how they see their parents interacting, you’re sure to get the greatest explanation ever.
Natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain may help correct behavioral issues related to autism, according to new research.
Scientists discovered that increasing those chemicals can help repair the debilitating symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome, which is the most common known genetic cause of autism.
Daniele Piomelli of UC Irvine and Olivier Manzoni of INSERM, the French national research agency, led the study focused on the treatments of anxiety and cognitive defects in individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
Every day, we hear about the side effects of childhood obesity. Increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, low self-esteem, and depression all make that list, and apparently, so should difficulty with math.
According to a Child Development study that surveyed more than 6,250 individuals, children with “persistent obesity” (aka, starting in kindergarten) scored lower on math tests in grades one through five, than children without weight issues.
The way we raise our children is often similar to the way we were raised. For example, I was the child of an "overly worried/overprotective" wonderful mother and I find myself treating my kids exactly the same way!
So what does it take to get into college? Well, the answer depends on quite a few factors. The type of major, high school academics, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, the personal statement, the interview, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills…the list goes on and on.
That’s why, as I’ve said many times before, it’s best to start thinking about college early. How early? In my opinion, it truly is never too early.
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