Back to School Three words we either love to hear or we are dreading the mere utterance of “BACK TO SCHOOL”. As much as Facebook posts by family and friends would love for me to believe this is the most joyous day of all for parents, my profession says this is also the saddest day … Continue reading School’s Back In Session
Believe it or not, one of the biggest reasons boys fail school is not because they do not know the work or they are not smart enough. The biggest reason they fail – they are not organized. Yes, the lack of organization is crippling our boys in school and their ability to be successful in … Continue reading All About Boys: Failing School
Next to reading, writing is probably the next hardest thing to get boys to do these days. Many school referrals I receive in counseling are related to academic challenges boys are having in school. Let’s face it, none of us really LIKE to write but at least it was not as painful when we were … Continue reading All About Boys: Boys and Writing
I have decided to focus a few blog posts on boys. I can tell you as a parent of a son and a daughter, there are gender differences even in learning. One question parents ask me is ♦“How can I get my son to read?”♦ Statistics from http://www.guysread.com/about/ A lot of boys are having trouble … Continue reading All About Boys: Boys and Reading
During the holidays, I usually will sit and binge watch a show. This Christmas, it was the new hit show This Is Us. I have heard so many people talking about the show, that I wanted to check it out. I was hooked from the pilot episode all the way to the season finale. I … Continue reading This is Us
Do we say yes or no to technology for the kiddos? It is my honor to welcome my special guest, Eduardo Henrique. App developers want to engage clients so they interact with their app while keeping their interest. Your audience plays a big factor into how you want to engage them. PlayKids is designed to … Continue reading Why You Should Rethink Screen Time With Your Kids
I was talking on the phone to a teacher about a client we both share and she was asking me if all boys seem angrier to me these days. I pondered her question and answered, “yeah it does seem that we are seeing a rise in angry boys.” When I got off the phone, I … Continue reading Anger in Boys
Sometimes as a wife and a mother, I reflect too much on the mistakes I have made in my past. I think about the days when maybe I am not as nice as I should be to my husband or I respond to my children in a short tone. There are moments that I feel … Continue reading When Mistakes Get You Down
Yes the best words ever: School is in! Okay maybe not. I know in my home we are all ready with supplies and new lunch kits but really our attitude is like “oh no school is in”. One of my neighbors observed all the children getting on the school bus and as the last kid … Continue reading Back to School… Already?
I love the Olympics. I love to watch the Olympics. Since I was a little child, I always was fascinated at the skill, dedication and determination that it takes to become an Olympic athlete. I, of course, had dreams of playing volleyball in the Olympics, until I realized that I was not at all as … Continue reading Rio – Following Your Dreams
THE RESEARCH IS IN!! Children loss at least two months of learning during the summer months. I guess this is why we all dread September. Think about it. We spend time catching up each school year for the two months of learning we loss during the summer. Many parents want summer to be a break … Continue reading Do You See Summer LAG? Don’t Be Scared!
Every parent gets this wonderful opportunity to teach our children how to use the Potty. It is funny my children who are now 8 and 9, would prefer that I not use the “Potty” word when I refer to the bathroom. Children and parents experience potty training in many different ways. Many parents can’t remember … Continue reading It’s Time to Potty Train
The United States is the only country with a known birthday. - James G. Blaine Starting our 4th of July early this year! Thanks to Welch's Fruit Snacks, Paige 9 years old, created the most delicious patriotic inspired dessert. Below you will see her artwork of the American Flag and beautiful fireworks! Also to help … Continue reading Making Independence Day Fun!
Children are afraid of many things as they grow up. Many parents report night time fears as one of the main reasons they have a hard time getting their little ones to sleep at night. Being afraid of the dark is a normal part of child development and parents should learn to give children comfort … Continue reading Mom, I’m Scared of the Dark!
*This section of my blog will help parents find great children books for all ages. My daughter Paige, 9 and my son Paxton, 8 will be helping me to write reviews from a child’s perspective. I must say this book warmed my heart. I had a “stick thingy” when I was a child, so I … Continue reading The Daring Prince Dashing – Marilou Reeder