Tips for Channeling Calm So You Don’t Yell at Your Kids

Studies show that yelling at kids can be just as harmful as physical discipline. Harsh verbal discipline increases a child’s risk for depression and aggressive behavior, and the damage isn’t just done to our kids. It hurts us, too. It damages our relationships and our...

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

Children learn sociability every time they manage to put their own emotions into words instead of using their fists, and every time they notice the effect their words have on another person. Brothers and sisters often learn sociability the hard way, through sibling...

10 Reasons to Involve Your Kids in Sports

Long-Term Health Benefits It’s all over the news and everywhere you look: there is an obesity epidemic amongst America’s children. Rates of overweight children with risk factors for “adult” diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure are skyrocketing....

Benefits of Reading to your Kids

They become better readers themselves It’s pretty intuitive — if you read to your child consistently, they’ll be more capable of reading on their own. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges doctors to encourage parents to read to their kids to...

Autism-friendly ideas for Halloween!

Let your child practice wearing their costume at home. This gives you time to make any last minute modifications and time for your child to get used to it. Write a social narrative describing what your child will do on Halloween. Read the story several times before...