Bully Busting 101 Part 2

As mentioned in the previous article, the school, the teachers, the workplace or any other institution is going to be very slow in dealing with bullying at school or the workplace. This is why, if you think that you are being bullied, you need to make yourself more bully proof. Lire la suite…

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Drive-By Shootings and Other Drive-Bys

Drive By Shootings and Other Driveby’s Ho Hum! Another drive by shooting in Oakland or Chicago, or San Jose.. We hardly notice them anymore. Tragic as it is to the victims, it’s yesterday’s news. Only the major terrorist attacks get much attention anymore. The truth is, drive by shootings usually Lire la suite…

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The Four Rs of Early Childhood

Everyone knows the three « R »s of school: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. What many people do not know are the four « R »s of Early Childhood: Repetition, Reinforcement, Redirection, and Reward. Repetition: Children learn through repetition. Piaget felt that it is through repetition that children feel comfortable with their play patterns to Lire la suite…

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Bichon Frise Problems: Temperament

Of their many wonderful qualities, the bichon’s delightful temperament may be one of the biggest draws for prospective owners. The ideal bichon is gentle, playful, sensitive, and affectionate. Owners should settle for nothing less than these qualities. Although most bichons are capable of this sort of temperament some things can Lire la suite…

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How to Say No to Your Child

Parenting is indeed a tough task because it involves many aspects to adhere. Deviating from it will immensely affect your kids’ behavior. For this, extra caution is essential in rearing your little ones. It is your role as parents to mold them into responsible citizens when they grow up. One Lire la suite…

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The Order of Adjectives in English

Introduction The global popularity of the English language is not based on how easy it is to learn. On the contrary, even native speakers make many mistakes and errors while speaking and writing English. Adjectives are words used to describe nouns. Most of the time, we place adjectives before the Lire la suite…

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Teaching Kids Healthy Sports Competition

Competitive team sports can help kids learn about teamwork and setting goals, and are beneficial to children’s self-esteem. However, there is an unhealthy side of sports competition that puts pressure on kids and takes the fun out of the game. Unhealthy competition is centered on winning and being better than Lire la suite…

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A Childhood Game

In the morning, before the sun came out, a group of Nigerian-Igbo children, boys, and girls, ages four through six, would gather in the front yard of the family house, and we would use a dry twig to scratch out a grid of columns and rows inside a six-foot square Lire la suite…

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Youth Sports Becoming More… "Complex"

Rochester, New York is jumping on the bandwagon. Sandusky, Ohio refuses to be left out. Rantoul, Illinois is making its own big statement. What do these communities have in common? They have all joined the growing trend across the U.S. of creating multimillion-dollar youth sports complexes that will serve expansive Lire la suite…

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How To Become An Effective Communicator

The ability to speak clearly, eloquently, and effectively has been recognised as the hallmark of an educated person since the beginning of recorded history. Systematic comment on communication goes back at least as far as The Precepts of Kagemni and Ptah-Hopte (3200-2800 B.C.) Under the label ‘rhetoric’, the study of Lire la suite…

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Dog Tear Stains Not Just Cosmetic

Dog tear stains are a cosmetic problem, caused by an overflow of tears onto the cheeks, which is most obvious on dogs with white and other light color coats. Tear accumulation on facial hair can lead to matting of the hair, skin irritation and possibly infection. Hair can act like Lire la suite…

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Gifts of a Sand Dollar

I guess this New York City girl is now a nature enthusiast to the extreme! Our recent sand dollar experience proves it. Do you remember that famous story about a girl that throws a starfish back into the sea one at a time along the shoreline? When the girl was Lire la suite…

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Effective Tactics For Reigning in an Unruly Child

Speaking with our youngsters particularly an unruly child can be a troublesome assignment on occasion. We feel like they’re not obeying our well intended instructions; however they feel we’re not showing them the expected understanding. Great listening and corresponding understanding are basic to fruitful child rearing. Your youngster’s emotions, especially Lire la suite…

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Test Your Fancy Nancy Trivia

Do you know Fancy Nancy? Well, if you are a 4 to 6 year old girl, you surely know who she is. Nancy, the creative brilliance of author Jane O’Connor, is a young girl who loves everything fancy. The original story book in the series, suitably titled « Fancy Nancy » spins Lire la suite…

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5 Parenting Goals for Parents

Being a mom or dad is one of the essential and fulfilling roles that you will ever play in your life. There is no vacation or weekend when you are a parent, it is a full-time job. Besides all the responsibilities and the initial infant stages, one thing is sure Lire la suite…

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