Preschool Shmeeschool: Who Needs It?

Is your toddler coming to the end of their preschool years? If so, how do you know whether they are ready to enter kindergarten? The decision can be both difficult and overwhelming for parents. Learn what to look for to make the decision of whether or not your preschooler is ready for kindergarten.

How to Help Your Child Deal With Their Emotions

This article describes how to help children find better coping methods with stress and tools to keeping calm. There are 4 mindfulness practices that are suggested to help your child cope with their emotions.

The Difference Is Books and People!

Everybody changes over time. Regardless of how similar we are to our friends or family, in ten years there will be some obvious differences. Read this article to make sure that you are choosing the right path to make the right difference.

Keeping Your Child Enlightened And Occupied During Summer

Children look forward to summer breaks. This is the time they get to relax and spend time playing. The breaks can however be a challenge for many parents who are busy and don’t know how to keep their kids entertained. Even though the breaks are good for kids to relax and get mind off school for some time, they can also attract negative behavior in the absence of supervision or proper planning of how they are spent.

Why a Healthy Relationship With Your Teenage Daughter Is Uber Important

How often do you say to yourself, “I’m doing an awesome job parenting my teenage daughter”? Yet in most areas you rock as a mom. You make sure she gets to school on time. You know when her assignments are due. You’ve done your research and hired the best tutor, or coach. You make sure the parents are home before she spends the night at her friend’s house. You monitor her cell phone or laptop. You make sure she has a new dress and shoes for the dance. You shuttle her around town even though you have a full-time job. So why don’t you feel great about the amazing job your doing as a parent?

Local School Systems in Kenya

Overall, the education systems in Kenya are characterized by widening disparity between private and public schools, low transition rates and constant disgruntlements by teachers. But all hope is not lost. Huge investments are being made to improve the quality and accessibility of education in Kenya in order to realize education-linked Millennium Development Goals and reaching a 100% literacy level, which presently stands at 85.

Tips on Preparing Your Child for the First Summer at Sleepaway Camp

It’s exciting and a little scary; your child is taking that big step, the first summer at sleepaway camp. Whether your youngster is following friends or siblings to camp or striking out bravely on his own, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier for your child – and for you.

Protecting Kids During Playtime

Play has often been called the work of children, a time when they exercise growing bodies, wild imaginations and all-important friendships. Whether your youngster is cavorting at the beach, on the playground, in the back yard or playing with other kids at day camp, you’ll want to make sure they’re having fun and staying free of any major injuries (the occasional scraped knee is pretty unavoidable!). Protect your youngsters and their pals from playtime hazards by following some sound safety guidelines.

7 Things That Teenagers Wish Their Parents Understood

The life of a child quickly changes from a little kid into a teenager. Teens find it harder to have someone understand them, especially the grown-ups in their life. I write this article as a reminder to parents who have forgotten what it was like being a teenager.

The Power Struggle: She Won’t Listen or Do What I Say

Here’s the hard part for moms. In your head it’s super clear. You need her to clean her room. That’s not asking too much. It’s the least she can do. You are having guests over and you are cleaning the rest of the house, plus making dinner etc. You’ve done everything right. You’ve let her known ahead of time. You have reminded her several times. One time she texted you back and said “okay.”