5 Ways to Combat Bullying at School

5 Ways to Combat Bullying at School

School is right around the corner, and with the fun and excitement of any new environment with school-aged children comes the threat of bullies. Statistics show that 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. While most schools have a zero-tolerance policy in the handbooks for bullying behavior, it is important to teach your children what to do when they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation at school. Read More

8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide’

8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide

Now that we’ve made a dent in the summer, many parents worry that their kids will suffer from what experts call the ‘summer slide.’ Summer Slide is when kids fall behind in reading skills due to summer break.  Read More

Raising a Short, Confident Daughter in a Tall World

Raising a Short, Confident Daughter in a Tall World

When my daughter, Hayley, was three, she came home and declared that day would be her last attending the preschool she loved so much. When I asked her why, tears began streaming down her face. She explained to me that the teachers hung up a growth chart in the classroom and placed a piece of tape next to the measurements to show the height of each child. While her friends landed at the top and middle of the chart, her name was at the very bottom, with no other names in sight. Read More