Nothing is better than the first few days of summer break. Everyone stays up later than usual eating watermelon and catching lightning bugs (or fireflies – depending on where you live). Kids run through sprinklers in the backyard and sell lemonade on the corner. Neighborhood kids meet at the local pond and try to catch that elusive fish that is a thing of legend.
Visit any grade school special education room across the country, and you will see the same thing. Laminated schedules with photo icons either hang on the walls or are carried around on clipboards.
Chores are a vital part of family living. Everyone-- son, daughter, mom, and dad-- should have weekly chores.
We all know it's easier to do the tasks yourself, but you'll be doing your child a disservice if he isn't assigned jobs around the house.
We recently posted a video on our Facebook page, and it ignited a conversation. So today, we’ll be revisiting the topic: Should children do chores?
Summer break is quickly approaching. As a mother of an energetic six-year-old boy, I face this news with a combination of excitement and, as bad as it sounds . . . dread. On one hand, I am happy to not have the early-morning scramble of finding shoes, signing permission slips and reading logs, and navigating the grade school car loop. On the other hand, summer days are long. Without the structure of school, my son can often sink into a state of laziness and boredom.
As shopping season kicks into high gear, it might seem like cash is on everybody's mind-- however, that doesn't mean our kids have a grasp on it. Do you want to teach them how?
As most American parents, I am fearful of our future as a nation and where my kids will fit.
What good is a Goal without a plan? If your goal is to eat better, you NEED a plan/map to get to that there. If you try to wing it, don't be surprised when you get lost.
Many times, as a parent, for different reasons, you might find yourself looking for healthy meals with a high-calorie count for your children. High calories shouldn't have to be high sugar, and high processed cereals so let’s take a look at some suggestions for healthy high-calorie meals for children.