Researchers found that for children aged two-and-a-half every hour of television viewing over the recommended maximum of 2 hours per day reduces their kindergarten performance in vocabulary, math skills, classroom engagement, physical coordination, and social skills.
Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW discuss the importance of early child development and why birth to age 3 are the most important years of a child's life.
With a new school year coming soon, it’s time to think about helping our children be as successful as they can be. That includes resisting the temptation either to push children beyond their means so they fear never meeting up to expectations or to neglect staying involved so they feel unimportant. In other words, it […]
In 2010, the hit documentary Waiting for Superman shed a dark light on America’s public school systems. But the bad news didn’t end there. In 2011 the majority of public school districts nationwide faced serious budget cuts, layoffs, the merging of already packed classrooms and program cuts. If you want the best for your children’s education, don’t despair. Here are 6 (mostly) affordable options:
Do you have a child who is being bullied? Not sure what to do? Parenting Coach Katie Malinski role plays with Kate Raidt on how to talk to your child (and the school) when you find your child is being bullied.
Even though it’s “only preschool,” what happens before kindergarten matters. So how can you tell if your child’s preschool is good enough? What should you look for?