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Team Sports Vs. Individual Sports

Youth sports offer a host of emotional and physical benefits, from helping kids stay active to building self-esteem and learning to work with others.

Correspondence for Kids

The earlier you can teach appreciation for personal correspondence, the happier you will be that you have given your children the tools to handle (and even perhaps enjoy) this form of communication.

Five Realistic Ways to Cut Chores in Half

The last things we want to think about are household chores, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need our attention. Here are some tips to cut chores in half:

Practical Life Skills to Teach Your Children

Although home economics classes have disappeared from most schools, kids have a real need to learn the skills associated with running a home and just generally being an independent adult.

Super Sleepovers!

Special occasions like birthdays are the perfect excuse to have a sleepover. A few games, light party favors—and the kids will be in one room all night, so no need to panic, right? Right??? Wrong! Well to be fair, you should never panic. Sleepovers can be awesome if they are planned effectively. Remember these helpful hints and you’ll be fine.

Love = Time to a Child: Don’t Overbook Weekends

Weekends are often used to catch up. We catch up on sleep, errands and everything modern life demands of us as parents. But do we let our kids do the same?

Nine Traits of Self-Disciplined Children

Look around you. Whiny, lazy, unmotivated kids are a dime a dozen, but self-disciplined children are few and far between. Just how can you identify a self-disciplined child and what sets him apart from all the rest? Licensed psychologist and author Sherrie Campbell suggests the following are hallmarks of a disciplined child’s make up.

All-New KC School Open House Guide

Plan your next school visit with our online private school Open House Guide.

Buddy Bonds

There are defining moments in every parent’s life, such as when your baby gets hurt for the first time. Or the moment you watch your toddler take his or her first steps. You hold back with bated breath, trying to gauge whether to jump in or not. The gut instinct is typically to save, though most situations don’t actually warrant it. This tension also comes into play the day your little one becomes old enough to begin making friends.

The Misunderstood Child: Sensory Processing 101

Sensory processing is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. (SPDFoundation.net) “Everyone processes sensory input, but some people process it differently than others,” Carrie Grosdidier, occupational therapist from Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, says. “When the processing of this information interferes with our ability to function on a day-to-day basis, we have a problem.”
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