November 8th, 20167 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s IQ
Boost Your Child’s IQ By age 5, most children in America will have been given some kind of intelligence test, whether it is for private school admissions, gifted and talented qualification, or public school placement in slow, average or accelerated learning groups. IQ tests cover the 7-abilities children need to thrive in the classroom: language, […]
November 2nd, 2016Feed Your Child’s Brain: Best Foods for Thinking
Best Foods for Thinking Earlier this week, I talked about all the candy and sugar that this holiday (and many others) bring to the forefront for your child. It’s definitely not the best input in large quantities for your child’s thinking brain. We don’t recommend that you eliminate it, but give sugary treats a right place […]
October 31st, 2016Sugar: Effects on Your Child’s Brain
Sugar Effects It’s Halloween, which means today our children are going to be overloaded with enough candy to feed 100 of their closest friends. And it’s all in fun, I know. But it got me to thinking today about how sugar affects a child’s brain. So I’ve been doing a little research. If your child […]
October 26th, 2016What do you think: Do Kids Need Homework?
What do you think? Do Kids Need Homework? Really, do kids need homework? A second-grade teacher’s note about her “no formal homework policy” went viral last month, spurring a national debate online amongst teachers, school administrators and parents. This teacher has one exception: students need to finish assignments which weren’t completed during the school day. What do scientists […]
October 26th, 2016The Right Way to Praise Your Child
The Right Way to Praise Your Child is Free! I’ve said it so many times, and it’s true: Kids will work hard for praise, and it’s great for parents because it’s free! One of the things I’ve mentioned on our member parent training calls is that there’s a difference between praising your child for working […]
October 17th, 2016Tears, Tantrums and Meltdowns, Oh My!
Tears Tantrums and Meltdowns What’s the difference between a tantrum and a meltdown? Tantrums are short-lived and tend to subside if nobody’s paying attention. But if you’re the parent of a child under 5, you’ve dealt with at least one full-blown public meltdown — and today, I’ll help you understand why they happen and how […]
October 12th, 2016Why Do Kids Ask So Many Questions?
Why DO Kids Ask So Many Questions? A UK survey of 1,000 moms from a couple of years ago showed that preschool-aged girls ask approximately 288 questions per day – and if you’re the parent of an inquisitive preschooler, that’s around one question every two minutes and 36 seconds. You’re probably more exhausted than your child […]
October 3rd, 2016Math is NOT Just for Boys
Is Math JUST for Boys? According to an academic study* done by University of Washington researchers on 247 children aged 6-10, American kids grow up hearing that “math is for boys” — and that stereotype becomes ingrained in our gender-based identities as early as second grade. Researchers gave participants timed self-concept and word-association tests using a computer. In […]
September 26th, 2016The Spelling Bee
A Change of Mind-Set The complaint I hear most often from parents during this get-back-to-school time of year is how hard it is to change their child’s mindset from an all-day of play to an all day at school. After delving into the topic even further with the parent, they usually relay the same story […]
September 13th, 2016The Lying Experiment
Did you know there is a connection between high IQs and the ability to lie well? We want to instill in them a desire to be truth tellers, of course. But it is something you can do and watch for in your highly intelligent children. Read the lying experiment we tried and see if that […]