Your child comes home from school and makes a beeline for their computer. Your child is so engrossed in whatever it is he or she is doing online that you’ll be lucky if they even look up once you leave the room. He (and millions of other kids) is hopelessly hooked on modern technology. Here’s how to handle the situation. [Read more…]
Your 8-year-old only eats pizza and spaghetti. Your toddler can’t stand the sight of vegetables. Your pre-teen stuffs herself silly with sweets. No wonder you’re anxious about your kids’ diets. Not only can they seem dangerously unhealthy, but they’re stuck in the kiddie meal land of fried chicken, pizza and spaghetti. Will you ever be able to bring your kids to a gourmet restaurant that serves great tasting sophisticated fare without a kiddie meal in sight?!
While there’s no guarantee your kids can ever leave their kiddie comfort food behind, there’s still hope. It’s just a matter of acknowledging your children’s preferences and taking it from there. Who knows? Before long, they’ll be trading in their favorite sweet spaghetti for a vongole, or their must-have cheese pizza for a quiche Lorraine! [Read more…]
Planning to send your child to a prestigious private school? These schools offer great education and are a big step to entering an equally prestigious college. Here are some tips for helping him prepare for the entrance exam, without adding too much undue pressure. [Read more…]
Next time your kids whine, ‘I’m bored!’ hand them a watering can and invite them to join you in the garden. Kids can learn many things from gardening. Even if they don’t have a green thumb (or ever develop one) the process teaches valuable life skills that will truly help their personality bloom. [Read more…]