We have been giving our children an allowance for years. We started at $5.00 per week and have since increased it to $10.00 per week. (The children are now 9 & 11 years old.) We started giving the children an…
Benefits of Boredom
It’s the end of summer, the camps are done, the days are getting noticeably shorter, and school is just around the corner. For my children, the complaints of ‘I am so bored’ have begun. Of course, my response is; ‘That’s…
What May be Affecting Our Children & What Can We Do?
Is it an epidemic? Why do so many children need additional support in the classroom and in their lives? Are we exposing our children to things that are causing their brains to function in a manner that is insufficient for our societal needs and expectations?
In talking with parents, I have noted an increasing number of children involved in therapies, assessments and/or diagnoses.
On the one hand, we could say that our ever-increasing ability to diagnose, analyze and assess, combined with our informed expectations around education, makes for more occurrences of parents seeking help for their children….