The Importance of STEM for Girls

The Importance of STEM for Girls

STEM — short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is a term that encompasses a growing number of fields related to those four topics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated upwards of 9 million new STEM careers will open up between 2012 and 2022 — but thus far, men have occupied the majority […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Play in the Winter

The Benefits of Outdoor Play in the Winter

When it gets cold outside, it’s only natural to want to stay indoors. There’s television to watch and hot cocoa to drink. Why go outside and get cold or covered with snow? Plus, we have this unfounded idea that being in the cold contributes to us getting sick. The truth is playing outside, especially in […]

Holiday Treats for Your Tweens With Braces

Holiday Treats for Your Tweens With Braces

First one, now your second child is in the throes of orthodontia. “I think I broke a bracket” has surpassed “I forgot to tell you” and even “Um … you need to sign this” as the phrase most likely to make you cringe. With the holidays approaching, you take a mindful moment to give thanks. […]

Teaching Your Tweens to Embrace Their Inner Nerd

Teaching Your Tweens to Embrace Their Inner Nerd

It used to be a bad thing to be considered a nerd or a geek. Just look at 80’s high school movies — they were rife with stereotypes and filled with bookworms with thick glasses and wired braces. Today, though, geek culture is becoming mainstream, and it’s not such a bad thing to be a […]

How You Can Help Your Child Succeed With Potty Training

How You Can Help Your Child Succeed With Potty Training

Some point between when you are really sick of changing diapers and when your child shows an interest in the toilet is when potty training begins. Unfortunately, these events don’t always sync up. Every kid is different. Some will begin expressing an interest in the toilet after their first birthday, while others may be wearing […]

What the Montessori Method Does for Special Needs Children

What the Montessori Method Does for Special Needs Children

Parenting isn’t easy, and there are obstacles to overcome when raising a child with special needs. Thought getting your youngster to eat veggies was a hard-won battle? Just wait until it’s time to choose a school. Depending on the type and extent of the special needs your child has, they may need accommodations ranging from […]

Treating Your Teen With Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Treating Your Teen With Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Life with a teenager is never easy. There’s something about getting into those teen years that is guaranteed to come with a bad attitude, a sense of entitlement and many, many arguments. For those behavioral issues that go beyond typical teenage angst, it can be hard to know how to get started or who to […]