Like most parents, I want my kids to have friends. Friendships help us to become better people and they make our experiences, both good and bad, memorable and worth having. Having friends also helps us develop empathy and other vital social skills.Continue reading “Friendship Survey for Kids”
Life is full of changes, whether it is relocating to a new city, having a change of interests or your children entering an older age with different needs. The fallout from these changes can be minor or it can create a void in your friend department.
But don’t fret as there are many opportunities to meet new people. Below is a list of the top 15 places to meet new friends who relate to you.
Lately, I have become increasingly more interested in the idea of procrastination, especially now that I have heard some people refer to it as a possible psychological disorder. However, unlike a lot of articles that speak on the topic, I am not all that interested in the consequences or even the causes, but rather the strategies that we can implement to avoid falling into the common traps of putting things off. I’m even more interested in these things now that my children are at an age where they are starting to make decisions about how they want to use their time and energy.Continue reading “3 Tips for Encouraging Time Management Strategies for Kids”
The concept of a new year’s resolution in terms of goal setting has always been something I’ve struggled with. While part of me really likes the idea of starting new and setting goals for myself, I usually dread the process because I know I’m setting myself up for failure.
Failing to achieve new year’s resolutions has almost become a universal understanding amongst people, and I believe this is because we tend to base our future goals on things we didn’t do last year.Continue reading “Year End Reflection & Goal Setting for Kids”
A common misconception about language acquisition is the idea that the more you read, the better your vocabulary will be. While I don’t disagree that reading will help strengthen one’s understanding of words and how they can be used in different contexts, I think it’s only one piece of the puzzle. It’s one thing to understand words, but actually feeling comfortable and confident enough to use them in everyday conversations is an entirely different practice.Continue reading “Games that Teach – Vocabulary & Communication”