Fitness

Am I Fit?

What does it mean to be fit? We often find ourselves among fit, active people and might even live in a physically active community with fabulous parks, walking and bicycling trails as well as numerous gym opportunities. All of these afford us, and maybe motivate ...
Building Confidence in Children jumping

Building Confidence in Children

Building Confidence in Children Begins at Home The sum of our life experiences shape our actions and reactions and cause us to avoid challenge, tread carefully, or thrust headfirst when faced with a difficult situation. Children also face many challenges in their young lives and ...
Stimulating a love of reading in children

Encourage a Love of Reading in Children

Nurturing children through reading. Instilling an Love of reading should start from the moment your baby is in the crib. It is a basic pillar of early childhood education that all parents, through dedication, persistence and perseverance, should try to instill in their child so ...

Jokes for Kids

Invite your child to laugh and have fun telling jokes for kids. Humor and laughter are the best! They are the best remedies to lift spirits and avoid sorrow and boredom. It can also help to to cheer those not feeling well and can be ...
Satay Chicken

Our First Kid Made Dinner

This post is a continuation in the series Teaching Kids to Cook. My kids are very fond of Asian food. Asian food is not my forté and I don’t really know how to cook it. So this will be a first for all of us. ...
Teaching Kids to cook can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Teaching Kids to Cook

Kids nowadays lead very busy lives. My kids are no exemption Kids have school, homework, afterschool activities and we still want them to enjoy their childhood, have playtime and get sufficient sleep. As a stay at home mom, I have the luxury of not burdening ...
I-message chat between dad and pre-teen

I-Message Discussions With Children

In an exchange of information between two or more people, assertions are often made about opinion, emotion or belief. These statements usually begin with the word “I” and encompass the feelings and values of the person speaking. I believe that these I-messages should be utilized ...
Which SAT

Class of 2017: Which SAT to Take?

My daughter is a future graduate of the class of 2017. Just as other parents whose kids are graduating high school the same year, I’ve been struggling with the dilemma of which SAT she should take. The largest benefit of taking the current SAT is ...
Help Your Child Succeed

The Right Way to Help Your Child

Picture this: your child is making a model for a school project, let’s say a model of one of the Spanish missions in California. The glue is all over the place, the mission walls are not straight and not painted evenly. You feel like you ...
Teaching Programming to Kids

Teaching Programming To Kids: Python

It seems that computers have become an essential part of our kids’ lives. Schools use computers for testing, teaching, homework and communication. Whether our child is going to become a computer professional or not, a little peek behind the scenes of computer software can serve ...