A New Start For many children, school starts next week. If your child is starting a new school, these last days of summer may be stressful as the anticipation of a new environment nears. Getting the year off to a good start can reduce stress for the entire family, build your child’s confidence, … [Read more...] about Tips for Helping Your Child Start a New School
Before you answer, let me explain what I mean. The overexcitability, or “OE,” that I’m referring to was identified by Kazimierz Dabrowski, a Polish psychologist, who coined the term to refer to the inborn tendency to respond more and more intensely to life’s stimuli. He believed some individuals … [Read more...] about Is Your Child Overexcitable?
It’s July, it’s summer vacation, and it is HOT! You may not have had a chance to escape to somewhere cool. If that's the case, hopefully, an air-conditioned house without the hustle and bustle of the school year is providing a relaxing respite. At the moment, autumn seems far, far away. However, … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Get a Jump on Fall
School is almost out and parents are scrambling to fill their child’s summer vacation with classes and camps, hopefully finding just the right combination to avoid hearing that awful refrain, “I’m bored.” If you’re like me, my childhood summers were full of downtime, where things like biking to the … [Read more...] about Summer – Doing Something vs. Doing Nothing….or a little of both
As this school year winds down, many parents will strive to find closure at their current school and prepare their children for a new school. Changing schools can be stressful, but closure is key to the transition. Ending the year with strong friendships, a close bond with teachers, and positive … [Read more...] about Tips for Helping Your Child Say Goodbye