School Age Kid

Perfect picnic with kids: 11 secrets of success

The soft sun rays playing hide and seek with the little ripples on a lake. Warm breeze gently caressing the willow branches. Stylish folding chair couldn’t be more comfortable. The rustic basket was such a perfect find. Plated blanket for a hubby to stretch on. A bottle of your favorite red carefully wrapped to preserve [...]

5 things I wish I never said to my kids

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” I think that Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish said this about me. When my first baby was born, I was devouring everything ever written under the sun, that was related to raising happy children, using positive discipline, letting them enjoy the special gift of early education [...]

Stop doing your kids’ homework and overloading them with activities! Or don’t?

Leisurely opening my Facebook page this morning I get startled by the screaming title of the first post: “Stop doing your kids’ homework!” The burst of fiery energy is just sweeping all the leisureness of this morning away, as I drawn in deeper into the article… You’ve seen it, I am sure. You definitely seen [...]

Top 5 reasons why we should teach our children chemistry

1. It’s literally the basis of science. Chemistry is based on the very building blocks of all of science – microscopic things like atoms and molecules. Scientists say that chemistry is an alphabet of science. An understanding of basic concepts of chemistry could give your child a significant advantage in understanding other sciences. Take, biology, [...]

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 [...]