Kids by Age

Beyond the SAT – how to truly prepare your young adult for college

You’ve helped them with their SAT or ACT practice tests. You’ve listened to them have borderline anxiety attacks during finals week. You’ve sat for hours discussing dream schools, reach schools, and target schools. You’ve attended numerous campus tours and now own what seems like a dozen free college shirts. You’ve celebrated them getting accepted to [...]

The role of family and why it is larger now than ever.

Kids in 2015 lead extremely different lifestyles than those of their counterparts 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. Most of their socialization with friends happens through social media. Instagramming has replaced scrapbooking, text messaging has replaced face-to-face interaction, Xbox Live has replaced backyard games of football. These are not negative things by any means. As a [...]

#1 preschool toy for learning numbers

Opening the last batch of birthday presents really surprised: there was a toy that we didn’t have yet (that’s hard), that my preschooler fell in love instantly (that’s even harder, since it wasn’t a truck!), and that was both fun, educational and totally inspirational on how to expand on this whole topic! That was a sweeeeeet [...]

Fantastic handmade Halloween costumes. 3 costumes in 20 minutes!

This is a story how one overtired, underslept, perilous mom discovered a way to make three fabulous! matching! costumes for three fabulous! adventurous! brothers (and a neighbor’s kid) for a fraction of a price and under 20 minutes! Nighttime. Owl-eyed mama clutching a computer mouse as she sleepily flips through the internet. Halloween is right [...]

Helping Children to Make Friends

Every morning I wake up to the same sound: “Friends will be friends! When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention,” – shouting the stereo in my son’s room. As much as I love Queen, I am quite tired of this song. “Tired” doesn’t have enough intensity to describe it… yet [...]

True magic: Wizard School Party for 7-10 year olds

Harry Potter series is both a source of greatest joy and frustration to kids. Joy – understandable: it opens up the amazing magical world, that seems to step right from every kid’s magical dreams. Adventures, magic items, flying… where the frustration comes from? Quite uniquely, every book is perfect for the same age group as [...]