12 TIPS FOR RAISING RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN -- NO. 5 IS BIG! Kristen Welch’s blog post may be five years old, but her words remain indelibly written on the brains of moms and dads who turned to her website out of desperation because their youngsters were refusing to take responsibility for anything that came
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JAMS MILESTONE: 20 YEARS AND COUNTING! I clearly remember my first Abacus class 20 years ago. It was in the living room of my old house. I had just two students, one Japanese and one American/Japanese, who are now 27 years old. Now, two decades later, I am looking back on my past
It's that time of year again! That's right, winter is here and for most of us, that means cold weather and, of course, snow. And what does snow bring? School closings and snow days! Make the most out of your day at home with your child. If you are worried about your children's
Yes, you read that right. Screen time can damage your child’s developing brain. It’s no secret that, over the years, there has been increased use of television, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets with adults and children. What you may not know is a new study now confirms that screen time inhibits brain
It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are upon us. What does this mean? Christmas presents, family time, and the much-awaited winter vacation! It’s time to take a break from the usual school routine. However, if you have children, learning does not take a break. Classes might be over, but there
If the holiday break means vacation time, it also means flu season. While winter is the perfect time to sip some hot cocoa and read a good book, it’s also is the season to get sick with a common cold. Of course you want to avoid all these nasty germs! After all, you
Without a doubt, the television is a double-edged sword. Yes, there are benefits, but too much TV can also be a liability. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that young children should spend less than two hours watching television. Moreover, children younger than 2 should have no screen time. According to a study
Today, we live in a world where images can be easily manipulated. Photoshop is only one of the thousands of photo editing software available online. And, one does not need sophisticated computer knowledge to edit images with today’s technology. In fact, even social media sites have built-in editing features in order to help
Many parents ask me what’s the best age to give their child a phone. The first thing I remind them is they are not giving their child a just phone, they are giving them a powerful tool with access to information the child might not be ready for. But I also know it’s
Children’s access to social media puts learning about life on steroids Today’s parents are under constant fire. They need to be on their toes at all times. Their parents and grandparents lived in very different times when children had a much slower introduction and assimilation into socializing with their peers. In those days,