With fall on the horizon, we have checked off supply lists, trimmed overgrown locks and filled backpacks to the brim. But if kids haven’t transitioned back to their school year sleep habits, they’re not ready for the first day.
Each day, the foods we choose to give our children play a large part in their ability to learn new information and control their behavior. It also gives them the stamina they need to excel in afternoon sports and activities.
School should be a positive, warm, nurturing place for kids—a place they want to be. So what does a parent do when her child refuses to go? Here are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem and work with your child to improve her educational experience.
Kansas City is full of fun places to take groups of children. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a Girl Scout leader or a coach, planning outings is part of the job description. In addition to selecting educational and enjoyable venues, a large part of ensuring a successful field trip is understanding how to plan the event itself.
For many of us, August is paved with good intentions. We resolve that this school year, we will be organized, patient, consistent and engaged. In August, we are rested. We have renewed our vows with parenthood, ready to be the best we can be.
“Remember, guys.” I turned to James and Ian, tucked into their beds. “Your first day of school is tomorrow.” Neither boy answered me. Neither could. James had just turned 5 and Ian was 3 when we received the reason for their delay in speaking even the most rudimentary words.
Face it, portable internet devices are here to stay, and our kids are fond of them. Screen time for kids becomes more palatable when we know they're learning something at the same time. Here are a few recommendations for both Android and Apple devices.