You may dread the thought of hosting a sleepover for your child, as this means you’re responsible for several other children and you miss out on a good night’s sleep.
But if you live in fear of the day your child asks if they can have their friends stay for the night, don’t worry because it is possible to plan a stress-free sleepover, where you get maximum sleep, minimum stress and the children have no dramas -but with all the fun left in. Everyone remembers their first sleepover, an exciting Read more [...]
Giving kids chores to do not only helps families function as a team unit to accomplish common goals, but research shows chores can also make them more successful later in life. Using data collected over 25 years, Marty Rossman from the University of Mississippi found that children who had done chores since the age of 3 or 4 were more likely to be well-adjusted, have better relationships with friends and family, and be more successful in their careers.
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One of my earliest childhood memories flashes to a brief but powerful scene at sunrise, on a quiet hilltop in southern Texas. The spring air was chilly, but I felt warm and safe, holding hands with people next to me as we formed a circle and sang hymns. I would have been six or seven, wearing an Easter dress that matched my little sister and a Sunday hat with pastel ribbons. That morning, my mother had woken up while it was still dark so we could join the church’s sunrise service. I can’t see Read more [...]
Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports among kids between the ages of 6 – 18, according to a 2017 report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.
The Wall Street Journal reports that youth soccer participation is twice as much as football, with the Huffington Post stating around 3 million American kids currently play in youth soccer leagues. It’s also a popular choice among parents, with a poll conducted by YouGov showing 24 percent of surveyed adults picked soccer when asked Read more [...]
The percentage of children aged six to 12 who were physically active three or more times a week had its biggest drop in five years and is now under 25%, according to new data. With the laziest time of year for kids (summer break) upon us, have you thought about how your kids will stay busy as the temperatures go up?
There are an estimated 15 million summer-time latchkey kids (ages 5-12 who stay home alone) in the U.S. and you’d think that these kids would naturally be drawn to visiting Read more [...]