When it comes to summer activities for kids, you don't need to plan or spend too much. In fact, the way to give your child the best summer possible is incredibly simple. Find out how below.One of the highlights of my summers growing up were back-to-back sleepovers with my best friend, Meghan.Her parents are my Godparents and my parents are hers. And so there were … [Read more...] about 3 Golden Rules to Give Your Child the Best Summer Ever
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There is a higher incidence of child stress, anxiety and disorders than ever before. This is how to change the course and improve your child's life.My two oldest children bound off of the school bus. Their backpacks bounce with their gate. They're grinning from ear-to-ear, elated to be home and see me. Because the baby is on my hip, they wrap their arms around my … [Read more...] about There is an undeclared war on childhood. This is how to stop it.
There's no question parents want to give their children every competitive advantage. We want to raise children who will be successful and have a leg up in such a dog-eat-dog world. With so many extracurricular activities for kids to choose from, this is what science says is the best approach. With summer holidays approaching, it's natural to worry about our kids' … [Read more...] about Why science says this is the best approach to extracurricular activities
Sadly this generation is spending less time engaged in outdoor play than generations before. Find out why we should prioritize time in nature for our kids.One of the best parts of my childhood was living in a house that backed onto greenbelt.The evergreen forest became the stage for mine and my brothers’ curiosity, imagination, and independence. Summer after summer, … [Read more...] about Why Kids Benefit From More Outdoor Play
When summer hits, naturally parents want to avoid the summer slide. We want to schedule enough summer activities so that our children are challenged and go back to school ready. While all of this is done with the best of intentions, free play is more beneficial than most of these extracurricular activities for kids. This is why. It's the middle of summer. … [Read more...] about This is why free-play is more valuable than extracurricular activities