Time with Your Child

If possible I recommend that parents find as many opportunities as they can to spend “unpressured” time with their child. Getting to school, going to sleep, doing homework, eating, shopping, or any other time that
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Tackling Challenging Academics by Having Fun

A story for parents to keep in mind when helping their child with difficult homework and/or seeking support for their struggling student. As a reading specialist I periodically help children with academic challenges at Parents
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Are You Ready for Cold Weather?

Unfortunately cooler weather and limited sun light will be here sooner than we want. Now is a good time to think about combatting the inevitable winter boredom and frustration by planning ways to keep your
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Handling Increased Day Care Hours with a 20 month old

as seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com This weekend I visited some friends who are the proud parents of a 20 month old. Until now they have managed to maintain a work schedule that
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Water Play!

Summer means water play for families!! Whether enjoying a beach, pool, sprinkler or water balloon the laugheter, physical exercise and feeling of abandon that comes from water play is worth it’s weight in gold.

Having Fun When Doing Homework

Homework can be hard work for everyone in the family. It can help make things easier to find a way to laugh with your child while doing it. Some parents I know play a quick
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Parks!!

I was talking to a 7 year old recently who was feeling exceptionally overwhelmed. Her school life, academically and socially, had been challenging and her older brother had been teasing her a lot. Even when
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Swimming

Indoor and outdoor swimming are great ways for a family to get exercise, play hard, relieve stress and enjoy each other’s company.

Family Poker?

Parents who had weathered multiple relocations and school changes came to see me to talk about their 5th grade son, Michael. Mom initially contacted me quite worried because Michael had been having significant trouble in
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The Importance of Physical Activity in Winter

It is important for families to set aside time for some outdoor physical activity every day – even in winter. If parents are away from home for long periods ensuring that a babysitter or after
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