July 2010

Daily Bonding With Your Children

July 30, 2010

Conversation and interaction between parents and children have an enormous impact on a child’s development, helping to develop self-esteem and confidence. The more times a parent and child can spend together, the more influence the parent has in shaping the child’s values and behavior. So, how can a parent have more “bonding time” on a […]

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A Homework Routine that Works

July 27, 2010

Fall is a great time of year. The kids are going back to school, mornings are crisp and the air is fresh, and the leaves are beginning to put on a show. However, with fall also comes an ongoing power struggle between parents and their children over homework. Normally, parents are excellent at setting the […]

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5 Strategies for Moving with Kids

July 26, 2010

Moving is never an easy experience, and if you’re moving with children it can be a doubly difficult endeavor.  Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers they’ll undoubtedly be nervous about the transition, and they may even exhibit aggression in response to your decision.  Still, there are ways to ease this tension and to make […]

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Private School Admission: Mastering the Fit Between Student and School

July 23, 2010

Question: “What’s the best private school?” Answer: “The school whose program connects/fits best with who your child is.” The goal when researching and applying to schools is finding the best fit between student abilities and school strengths. No Best School Exists The notion of the ‘best school’ is much like the concept of ‘best kid’- […]

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How can parents help their children lose weight

July 22, 2010

Obesity has been an increasing health problem world-wide. In the United States alone, 74.1% of adults are overweight or obese. This is indeed alarming. But what’s more alarming is the result accumulated by the Center for Control and Disease Prevention (CDC) that indicates that in the past two decades, obesity has been afflicting children and […]

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Selecting a Nanny, Au Pair or Babysitter – What Are We Missing?

July 22, 2010

Nanny personality assessments can help parents learn more and choose better Selecting a caregiver for our children is a difficult task and the risks in making a wrong choice are frightening. Most articles on this topic advise parents to interview the nannies, check their references and perform a background screening. While each of those screening […]

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