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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know which events are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Alternatives to College: The Best Options for Your Teen

'Tis the season when college applicants learn whether they have been accepted, rejected or deferred. But, what if college isn't on your teen's radar screen. College is not for everyone but some sort of postsecondary training is a good idea.

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Children and Lifelong Learning With Brain-Targeted Teaching

Over the last 10 years the neurological and cognitive sciences have generated a far-reaching body of knowledge and a deeper understanding on how the brain processes, stores and retrieves information. Educators have long recognized the need to deliver instruction myriad ways that will result in academic success for all types of learners, but what about parents?

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Homesick No More: A Recipe for Positive Camp Preparation

Homesickness (or "missing home") is normal. So if nearly everyone feels some homesickness, what can be done to prevent a really strong case of homesickness? Here's a recipe for positive camp preparation.

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New Year's Wit and Wisdom

This new year try making some concrete, specific goals. You might not achieve all of them, but one or two might be within reach.

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Problems with Writing Top Tips for Your Struggling Child

The nature of writing is changing. With children texting and emailing friends throughout the day - writing is still a very important part of their lives. But, if your child does not like to write? Does he have a writing problem?

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Snow Day Activities With Kids in the Kitchen

Have your kids got cabin fever? Your kitchen might hold the cure. Share some kitchen miracles with your kids to nourish their bodies as well as their minds, and to teach them useful life skills.

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Stress Relief With Simple Meditation Practices for Busy Families

Looking for an antidote to the stressors of busy family life? The ancient practice of meditation is a perfect solution. It's accessible to anyone, no special equipment is needed, and best of all - it's free!

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Struggling in School: How to Improve Your Children's Study Habits

So much of the success that children have in school is due to their study habits. One or two study habit resolutions may pay big dividends in improving their schoolwork routines.

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Teaching Gratitude: Creating Thank-You Cards With Your Kids

Children can contribute their creative ability to acknowledge a gift received. In addition to costing very little to make, homemade cards featuring a special personal piece of artwork are wonderful keepsakes.

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Teen Self-Esteem and Helping Your Teen Build a Positive Body Image

As we enter the new year maybe our goal should not be to change ourselves, but to redefine our resolutions while having an honest conversation with your adolescent about the importance of high self-esteem.

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