Hands-On Learning Games: How to Teach Consonant Sounds

Learning letters need not be a painful process where your child is drilled on letter sounds. This is a game that not only teaches your child the consonant sounds, but also helps them learn how to recognize sounds as they naturally occur in words. Materials: Sturdy...

3 Reasons Why You Should Say No to Therapy

So. You're raising a child as best as you can. One with "issues" as they say. Raising said child takes up a substantial amount of your time. Between the speech therapy and the play therapy, the sensory diet and the occupational therapy, it's amazing you and your best...
3 Little Known Reasons Why Your Teen Acts Up

3 Little Known Reasons Why Your Teen Acts Up

Parenting middle school children is kind of like a close encounter with an alien species: suddenly the child who was calm, collected, and fairly responsive to parental intervention is an expert on imitating The Blob at one moment, and a raging tiger the next. Of...

Parenting Children: Are We Training Our Children for Failure?

Are we teaching our children to see failure as a learning opportunity, or as a source of embarrassment? I was speaking yesterday to a close friend of mine, who homeschools her children. Her eldest, who is 15, is now a freshman in college, and has just finished her...

How to Solve Stubborn and Disruptive Behavior – Part 1

Raising kids is a lot like riding on a monster roller coaster. Half the time you’re going up the hill, anticipating the drop on the other side. The other half of the time you spend screaming your head off and wishing you could get the heck off – and whoever said this...