Why Raising Kids Is Like Polishing Diamonds

Sometimes raising kids is like riding the electric walkways you find at the airport. You kind of lean over a bit, relax a bit as it takes you where you want to go. Then you spy that little thruway thing, and brace yourself for a brief trip in no-man’s land schlepping...

Hands-on Learning Games: Teach Your Child Numbers

This a simple game that your child will ask to play again and again. The great thing about it is that it can be used not only for learning quantity and numbers, but also for beginning addition. Children especially like the fact that it uses money; they feel as if...

4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

It's not easy dealing with an anxious child. The whining, the tendency to overgeneralize and aggrandize every little incident, can push many parents to the edge. You may feel irritated and frustrated when despite all of your efforts at explanation, your child...

Hands-on Learning Games:Teaching Kids How to Tell Time

Want to teach your kids how to tell the time? Learning to tell time is one of the skills children naturally enjoy learning.  In my house, I hold back on giving the younger children a real watch until they can tell time. Usually by 5 or so, they're already begging me...

Parenting Solutions: How to Teach Your Child to Problem Solve

There is a lot of talk about teaching children to solve problems on their own. Whole curriculums have been erected by educators determined to train children to “independent thinking” with a host of group games, written exercises, and mind games. If you walk into any...

3 Tips On How to Start the School Year Off On the Right Foot

School is right around the corner, and if you're like most parents, you probably can't wait until everyone is back at their desks, and gainfully occupied somewhere other than the living room.  But before you embrace a little freedom, it's worth it to start thinking of...

Parenting Children: When a Mother Leaves Her Child Behind

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto says that she never wanted to be a full-time mother. She came to this discovery after leaving her family behind to pursue a six month fellowship in Japan. When her children came to visit, she says she realized that she had never really wanted to be...