How to Get Children Singing in the Classroom

Giving children the confidence to express themselves through song – and finding that confidence within yourself – can be tough. These top tips will have them singing in the classroom with gusto, even if you’re not much of a musician yourself.

How to Organise a Carol Service for Children

Organising a carol service at your school or church is an excellent way to remind children why we celebrate this special time of year. This article offers some top tips on organising a carol service for children, helping you ensure that the day is a success.

How to Get Through the Big Holiday Meal With Your Kids

‘Tis the season that is really overstimulating for kids: candy and treats, parties, travel and gifts are all exciting, and it can all be overwhelming for small children. It’s difficult to predict where your child’s overstimulation will result in a meltdown, and parents all over the country silently pray that it won’t happen at the big holiday dinner.

When I Stand In Your Shoes: An Open Letter From a Mom to a Teen

Just because I don’t understand you, talk too much and don’t listen, think I know everything (which I definitely do not), can be demanding and harsh, expect too much of you, and don’t show an interest in what you are into, doesn’t mean I still don’t love you…

Don’t Be Distracted by Tabloid-Like Headlines!

We all share the same 24-hours in each day. These 24 hours are the one of the few things that are equal among all of us humans. Are you being distracted by trashy media and trashy tabloid headlines? Let’s get busy of what really matters in our lives, and leave behind the rest.

Kids – How to Handle Allowance

How do you teach a teen to manage money? Start with an allowance. Wait! It’s not THAT type of allowance…

To Bully or to Be Bullied That Is the Question

The rise of kids and teenage victims due to bullying at schools disturbs me. I do wonder if there are adult enablers that encourage bad behaviour at schools, where the bad kids or the bullies are protected as a way to put fear into the other kids. Is there any reason why another kid should have the audacity to terrorize his or her fellow mate who should be seen as equal? Why are kids carrying guns to protect themselves? Is there a need for a rise in violence if this can be addressed at schools? The mentality evident to me in the school playground or classroom has left me thinking. I do ask myself, “If I were a kid being bullied, how would I react to a bully?”

Back to School, Back to Health With the Right Bag

Buying the wrong bag, or even buying the right bag but wearing it badly can cause unnecessary and harmful stress to your child’s spine, leading to muscle strain and rounding shoulders. Keeping in mind that acute back ache can lead to chronic issues which become life-long battles, especially with young people as their bodies are still growing. Below we address some points which may contribute to the health of your child’s back and posture, directly relating to the way in which they carry their bags.

Object Lesson – Candy Cane Christmas

Candy Canes are everywhere. They are used as decorations on Christmas trees and are one of the most popular of all Christmas treats. I have heard several stories about the history and meaning of the candy cane. I don’t know if they are true, but I do think that the candy cane can teach us a few things about the true meaning of Christmas. And while we are at it, I’ve added a lot of Christmas Party game ideas you can play with Candy Canes as well.

Why Buy Playground Equipment?

Children, due to many different reasons, don’t have the time to play and enjoy themselves regularly anymore. And as much as they liked to do before the only best option for them to be entertained daily is to bring the playground tools to them. Today, we discuss how buying playground equipment for your residential setting can prove to be a great idea.