May 11, 2016
Girl being a pizza maker

How to make your kid a ‘maker’

Kids will be the way they’re going to be. Some kids are creative, others enjoy physical activity, others are mathematically inclined, and still others are social butterflies that have the gift of gab. They’re all a little bit different. They’re all curious, though; curious about everything, including creative things. In order to keep a child that has a maker-friendly attitude creatively inclined, you as a parent can be ready to foster their ideas and expand their young minds. Have “Maker” Things at the Ready Pencils, crayons, Play-Doh, paint. All of these things children treasure and absolutely love to use. My […]
February 18, 2016
developing mind

How does screen time impact your kids developing mind?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a group of friends and handed your device to the kids so that you can have an uninterrupted adult conversation? I know I’ve done this on numerous occasions. I’ve also observed both looks of approval and dis-approval from restaurant patrons for doing this. Does this behaviour make me a bad, lazy parent? Should I feel guilty about this? What impact is mobile screen time having on our kids developing minds? Although many people have opinions, no one has a true scientific understanding of what the future might hold for a generation raised […]