Category: Children

Helping your teen cope with end-of-school-year tests

 
 
As the school year draws to a close, and as students prepare for final  exams, standardized tests, and college admissions exams, their ability to deal with all of these pressures may be pushed to the maximum.
Recent findings from a survey on stress may come as a surprise to many of you: Teens report stress levels …[Read More]

10 ways summer camp helps kids learn resilience

It is hard to believe–especially since it seems like winter only just left us behind–that summer is quickly approaching. And during this time when school is out of session, many families are looking at summer camps for their kids.
What makes summer camp so good for most kids? There are so many activities parents can do …[Read More]

How to raise a thankful child

My Menurky is ready.  The unique menorah, shaped like a turkey, will be part of this year’s Hanukkah and Thanksgiving “crossover event.” This year, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap and it will not happen again for 75,000 years!
Given the unique nature of the day, I started to wonder about how to celebrate both. There is the obvious: …[Read More]

Making the first day of Kindergarten easy and fun

For most kids the first day of kindergarten is an exciting time. But the transition can also be worrisome. It’s a big step for children and their parents.
Even kids who have been through pre-school know that kindergarten is an entirely different experience. They see references to kindergarten on TV and listen to other family members …[Read More]